I would recommend that you discuss **prognosis**. As an example: "if i save my tooth, what is its 10 year prognosis?" this is asking what the likelihood of failure is over a certain time period. If he says that after saving the tooth and doing your root canal
lengthening and crown procedures the tooth has a *poor* 10 year prognosis then you have information to compare other treatments and costs to. Removing a tooth typically gives you four follow-up options: 1) do nothing - leave a space, 2) a removable option like a denture, 3) a bridge, 4) an implant
. These options potentially have a different or better prognosis. All carry unique risks, benefits and costs. Compare your options taking into account prognosis and cost of the options. These are hard decisions but together you and your dentist can figure out whatâ€™s the best for you.