A member asked:

Have a loose tooth(#15,upper inside left).my dentist&periondontist told me to remove this tooth cuz it lost its bone.can i keep it for future use(implant,bone grafting,tooth/bone regeneration,creating a new tooth..).if it has a filling,can i use it?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

An extracted tooth has no value... it cannot be reused and it cannot be used to create a new tooth. The filling is also worthless. If it has a crown with precious or semiprecious metal, the crown may have a scrap gold value of about $10.

Answered Jun 28, 2017



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