Bottom right molar implant
Dentist recommended bottom right molar implant.. HELP!
So I just came back from my new dentist, and I’m horrified about what he said. Here’s my story; about a year ago I switched dentists because I’m 19 now, so I can no longer go to my children’s dental place which I loved, so sad! I had a cleaning at my new dentist’s office a few months ago, everything was normal clean as a whistle no problems found by the hygienist. She scheduled me for a follow up with the dentist, which I just came back from today.
I walked in thinking it was just another cleaning or something. Guy dentists scare me, especially since I have never met him before. So I sat down and the dentist was poking around my teeth per usual checking them out and commented on the bottom right molar I had removed. He asked me a bunch of questions about it and wanted to know the date I had it removed. I don’t remember the exact date, but it had to have been a few years ago, maybe three or four.
With my previous dentist I remember him mentioning an implant, I just never really thought it would be a big deal. So my new dentist proceeded to show me the x-ray of that area, and I was shocked at how they are really tilting towards the space. He recommended I go see a periodontist for a consultation about an implant. He briefly mentioned the procedure, which I found to be mortifying, and even worse, the high cost.
After seeing the x-ray I am freaking out because he said the more that the teeth around it lean towards the space it will create more spaces between the teeth behind them causing cavities and more problems etc.. I’m completely confused and don't know what to do. I've never had any surgeries for absolutely anything besides my tooth extraction.
I want to get a couple other opinions on the subject and if it is definitely necessary to get an implant. I am very scared to do the surgery especially after reading some people's comments about it, not to mention around 3000 bucks per implant isn't really in the ballpark for a 19 year old like me going to school.
So please help before I go insane!!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
( tried taking some pics of the space in between my teeth where the molar was, it definitely has gotten smaller! )