What about getting a root canal with a crown over it ?? Not sure if an implant is the same thing or not (post and crown)?
Dentists are a huge rip off these days so spend the time getting FREE consultations. Open the yellow pages and just start calling places - explain your situation over the phone and half the time the secretary will know what to tell you to do. LOL
Whatever you do - NEVER take one dentists word on it because once you get something major like that done - there's no turning back. It's worth the time...........and money. SHOP AROUND!