What are my options for having 2 missing lower teeth with lots of bone loss?
Doctor Answers 2
The way I look at it, you have 3 options.
1. Bone grafting in the #19, 20 areas, followed by 2 implants. Do not remove #21.
2. Same as option 1, but remove #21. Place 2 or 3 implants depending on whether or not you would like individual teeth or a bridge placed on implants.
3. Do not extract #21, place a 4 tooth bridge from #18-21.
If that fails at some point down the road (potentially not for quite a while) you can always place implants at that point.
Implants and crowns or bridge
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