Question by I color outside the lines: What in dentistry is it called to replace a missing tooth?
What is the term used in dentistry to replace a missing tooth? I had a root canal done on a tooth, and it was never finished, the tooth was left hollow and it recently just broke off and only a small peice up close to the gum line is broken. It is my left front tooth. It’s very unattractive, and I need to get it fixed. Would this procedure be called a crown, a cap or what exactly is involved in cosmetic dentistry to replace a missing tooth? Is it expensive?
Answer by Black Fedora
You have some options….a crown is probablythe simplest, cheapest and most common. You can also have a bridge, an implant, or a prosthetic (removable plate).
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