Quoting Angela Nichols:" a flipper is a retainer with a tooth a bridge is where they put crowns on both the adjacent teeth with ... [snip!] ... middle, it's all connected and looks really nice.. more money, but a better option IF the other two teeth are in good shape."
Oh none of my teeth are in good shape.
14 years of pack a day smoking, drinking a 2 liter of soda a day, and junk food has ruined my teeth.
Not to mention that I went 10 years without seeing a dentist (other than for emergency). My area has a really good emergency dental clinic but they are limited in what they can do. Cavities and extractions are pretty much all they do.
I now see my new dentist every other week so far, but if I can time it right, I'll be going every week. I have 2 more appointments with her this month. I'm trying to go once a week