My orthodontist wants me to remove baby tooth coz I'm missing an adult tooth underneath and get an implant for braces.
Doctor Answers 1
Should I have a baby tooth removed if no permanent tooth is present?
If not then we ask the following questions:
1. what is the prognosis of the baby tooth..how many years can we expect to get with it?
2, can we live with the baby tooth in its current position?
3. Is the baby tooth functional (not sunk below the biting surface)?
4. How aesthetic is the baby tooth?
5. Can the patient afford an implant?
6 Can the patient tolerate the surgery necessary for the implant
Lots to think about...talk to your doc about these things
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