Should I get a post and crown or an implant? (Photo)
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Root canal vs. implant
Cracked tooth. implant. crown. toot canal
- Dear sheluma:
It is always difficult to give an answer based on a single x-ray. A physical, clinical examination is needed for a definitive diagnosis. However, this x-ray suggest that this tooth is readily savable with a crown, probably even without crown lengthening surgery. Having the tooth extracted and an implant placed instead will not be any cheaper. If your dentist is not comfortable performing the procedure, seek the advice of a prosthodontist who is the expert in cosmetic restorative and Implant Dentistry. It is always best to get a second opinion, especially from an expert in the field. Just look up a prosthodontist in your area and going for a proper second opinion.