Second opinion for my daughter's teeth
I was hoping to get a second opinion for my daughter's teeth.
I have x-rays attached. My daughter is 12. Her ortho wants to pull teeth C and H and in high school add two implants. I understand C needs to be pulled and #6 needs to have braces put on. My concern is that he wants to pull H because he is not sure if it is a big tooth or little tooth and wants to add an implant.
I am hestitant to extract this tooth. He says that I am not thinking of her overall looks, but I am just not that comfortable pulling a good tooth because he is not clear if it's a big tooth or baby tooth. He says if does fall out in 10 years she will have to get braces all over again - that seems crazy to me (or that he is not doing his job).
I am not against what he is recommending I just would like some thought as to pulling a perfectly good tooth and doing an implant. If I were confident that we could add the two implants in high school and they would last a lifetime - I would do it in a heart beat.
I have had the same problem my daughter had and the implants are not working for me. I have had one nightmare after the other for over 20 years. I don't want to see her go through the same thing. She does grind her teeth. The implants would go in where there are missing teeth. I have never had her diagnosed with any health problems but autoimmune disease does run in our family -all of these reduce the risk of implants working. I just want to be cautious with getting implants.
I really appreciate any feedback.