Do I need an implant?
I'm a 34 year old woman who has had a tooth removed from the lower back left. It's about two teeth in and was one of my molars.
I had it taken out because the root filling (which was a good filling) was getting regularly infected and eventually nothing was clearing it.
I've seen the implantologist and am booked in to have my implant done but, my question is whether I need to have this, or could just leave the gap.
visually you can't see the gap under normal circumstances so it isn't affecting my smile or self esteem. In terms of eating - I'm suprised that actually it has no impact at all.
The implantologist did however say that if I don't have an impact the two teeth either side of the gap will tilt into the gap and cause me other issues. Is this true?
It's a lot of money to have an implant and I also don't particularly want to have uncessary work irrespective of the cost!