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Question
Posted by: Cypher | 2006/07/13

Q.

Extracted Tooth

Hi Doc
I am currently in a situtation whereby my smile is not complete. I had a molar, ( the one just behind the canine) extracted and this does not go down well with a broad smile. Hence less smiling or hand in front of mouth while smiling. I do realise that there a number of options available eg: Bridging and Implants. What would the best option be, both long and short term.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

The best option would depend on a number of options and cost factors. If your bone/gums are healthy then implants are the best option but these are costly. If there is insufficient bone for an implant then different types of dentures have to be considered. All these options can only be determined after a comprehensive examination.

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