A couple of days ago I had a molar removed from my bottom jaw (2nd from the back on the left) due to it being rather damaged. Having already briefly discussed options with my dentist, I am aware that a dental implant would be my best option (as the teeth on either side are perfectly healthy). However, I face the problem that I am a student so for the minute £2000+ is a little out of my price range. Having been made aware that the neighbouring teeth can move around and the tooth above may move down, I was wondering if a single denture may be sufficient as a temporary option to stop any movement occurring until financially an implant is a viable option. Also, once the molar was extracted, my dentist commented on how long and curved the roots of the tooth were. I was wondering if this may have an impact on the possibility of having an implant fitted or may pose any complications?
Dr Rob Tennet
St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ