| | What do I do with my front tooth?
I am 36 years old.
I chipped my FRONT tooth as a child.
Shortly thereafter, I had an apico performed on this tooth (1979 or 1980).
15 years later, I had a pretty crown put on this tooth for cosmetic reasons.
This year, this tooth became loose and my gums were swelling (infected?)
My dentist sent me to an endodontic to get a root canal. The root canal was performed through the back of my tooth/crown. The doctor was afraid to pull off the crown (my tooth may come out with the crown, because it was loose).
During the procedure, my tooth moved down and over, so I look awful, and my bite is not right.
I saw a periodontist today to talk about getting an implant. Hmmm, you have quite a bit of bone loss - he told me. I dunno if this is going to work. I need to discuss this with your dentist. How do you feel about a bridge?
So, does anyone have any suggestions?
I really don't want a bridge.
But I am afraid that I may have too much bone loss for an implant?