Can I wait for the tooth to fall out on its own before getting an implant?
The tooth right next to my front top center tooth had a root canal about three or four years ago. My dentist (who does not do implants) said that it has decayed now and is only being held in place by the "post." I asked how long before it went and he said a day or ten years.
Can I wait for the tooth to fall out on its own before getting an implant? If I do this, will it damage my chances of getting a successful implant? Since it does not bother me, I'd like to risk it staying in as long as possible since it will be pricey. Will this affect bacteria for my other teeth? Will it affect the bone structure? Is there any good reason to have it taken out now?
I have read about the bone structure, and don't know if this will affect anything with that.