Originally Posted by Magarietha
Plse HELP! A dental surgeon fixed an abses on a front tooth (21) and said because the root has a vertical fracture, it's got to be pulled and that it's not suitable for an implant. Hey? Why not? Aren't implants exactly directed at missing teeth? I really don't want a bridge on a front upper tooth.
What now? I am really saddened. I am 53 years old - I DID look after my teeth but due to severe asthma I had tons of antibiotics as a child plus steroid treatments. thus I have had loads of work in dentist chairs. Would really appreciate.
H-m-m. I would get a second opinion. I discussed molar implants with my dentist recently, and I don't have any idea why the front tooth wouldn't take an implant. Maybe it has something to do with the instability of the gum tissue. It could have something to do with the amount of pressure you would put on the implant when you bite something hard. Ask your dentist why. Then ask another dentist. I would go with the bridge; I think it's your best choice.
I am 59 and have been "blessed" with soft teeth; therefore, my second home is my dentist's office. I have many crowns (I feel like royalty
; also, several missing molars. I considered dentures, but decided that I probably wouldn't like those. When I figure out how to pay for them, I will probably buy implants. They are around $3,000 each. Luckily, my front teeth have crowns, but someday they may need to be replaced, then I will have to make that choice again. Oh, the wonderful world of bad teeth!