advice bridge or implant
I went for a few consultations with dentists and I get more confused.My lower teeth are looking bad. I have bone lose ,shifting teeth, and a missing tooth a dark filled tooth , and crown thats too short etc. I need to have 2-4 lower front teeth extracted . I am getting $12,000 quote for 9 unit bridge and one or two dentists mentioned implants which is several thousand more. I have no ins. but am willing to make an investment but I want it to last, so I would like to make the best decison and need some advice. History age 55 I have at least 50% bone lose where the front teeth need to be extracted I have full upper dentures,I was on lots of medication previously which caused burning mouth , dry mouth ,shrinking gums had few infections with extraction and abysess also have been eating after nightime brushing I think I am doing better though.I am afraid of getting implants and afraid of not since many say they are so great. Is it resonable to get the bridge ..does the whole unit have to be removed if one of the supporting teeth fail? I have been putting off making a decision and just keep making appts for consultations.
Any advice would be appreciated.