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There are more than two options for restoring a single tooth but our research includes a three-unit bridge and a single-tooth implant as the main options. In this paper, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and the factors that must be considered when choosing between them for the replacement of a single tooth. Although in some cases a three-unit bridge is the most appropriate choice, implants have the advantage of allowing preservation of the integrity of sound teeth adjacent to the edentulous area. Many factors must be considered when choosing between a three-unit bridge and an implant for the replacement of a single tooth. Often the bias of the dentist plays a role rather than an objective appraisal of the treatment options. There are advantages and disadvantages to both forms of treatment.


This poster was presented at the 32nd Semi-Annual Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation at New York City College of Technology, May 11, 2020. Mentor: Professor Daniel Alter (Restorative Dentistry).



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