Re: Dental Implants /Bridges anyone ? What would you do for your young son?
My oldest granddaughter was born with a cleft lip that interrupted the bone; she had no baby tooth, and no permanent tooth. She had braces and then a flipper until she stopped growing, and then the fun began. We consulted with several dentists; one recommended the Maryland bridge, but when we looked into it farther, we were told that they aren't reliable. She had gum graft surgery (which was a nightmare for her, poor baby) and then a bridge and veneers. Her smile is gorgeous and her self confidence shot up. It was an ordeal, an expensive ordeal (they had great insurance), but we believe the result is worth it. IF she had had bone there, or even something to graft bone to, we would have gone with the implant, but it wasn't a choice for her.