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A 60-year-old male asked:

The fixed dental bridge with one pontic may last just two years. abutted molar under observation. what would you do if your tooth must be extracted?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Evaluation: Visit a dentist to see if you would be a candidate for a bone graft and implant if you were to lose the abutment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Dental implant: If conditions are favorable. Dental implants are the predictable, durable, conservative, treatment of choice with a high rate of success . However, your condition is unique and must be evaluated carefully to determine if you are a good candidate for implant placement. Rec.: find an experienced dental specialist for evaluation, imaging and treatment.
Dr. Arman Roksar
Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Place an implant: A simple solution is to extract and place an implant or extract the tooth and extend the bridge to the next tooth.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Get a second opinion: Before you get the tooth out, make sure to get a second opinion, dentists can differ in their evaluation and their treatment recommendation, on e dentist may be able to restore the tooth while another may not want to hassle. Implants are not always the best alternative, they are the last resort if everything else fail. Good luck

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Last updated May 25, 2014

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