May I place implant without extracting the neighbour tooth
Posted on 08.03.2012 11:40 AM By TRI DUNG NGUYEN In Implants
Dear my colleagues,
My patient lost tooth 47 (right second molar) because of periodontal disease. This tooth was taken out 01 year ago. Now he wants to place 01 implant for this area. The problem is that the neighbor tooth has no bone at distal root (on the Xray)but patient doesn't want to take out this tooth. Now he feels no pain, good function and he scares about extraction.
So can I keep this tooth and just place 01 implant at tooth 47? If not, how can I convince patient about extraction.
Thank you very much for your help.