Thank You. Being with 2 very reputable dentists for years who have now retired, it has been a real eye opener (and an expensive one)in finding a good, competent snd caring, restorative dentist.
Thank You for the information on the Implants. This helps.
First off, you shouldn't be on your own, you should find a dentist whom you trust and is reputable. The restoring dentist will come up with a comprehensive treatment plan so that you are not just "patching" things up. For the most part, if a tooth is salvagable, it is best to try and save it. That being said, implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth. They work well on both the top and the bottom, depending on the quality and quantity of bone. Implants can be placed where you had a decayed tooth. If there is no infection, implants can be placed at the same time the teeth are extracted depending on the sight and what the operating surgeon deems feesable. Otherwise, the tooth is extracted and the sight is grafted or allowed to heal and the implant is placed at a later date. I hope I answered all your questions. Good luck.