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Hi there.. !
I would be really grateful for some advice.
My dentist has told me I will need to have my front tooth taken out and my ideal solution would be an implant.
However I notice to have 1 tooth implant is very expensive. My thinking is could I just have the tooth extracted via NHS and just see how I get on without tooth?
I have had some advice that varies. one dentist says say for my budget I can just have the tooth extracted by a NHS dentist. My understanding was if I do intend to go down the implant root at a later date I should get a specialist implant dentist who knows how to preserve the bone. The dentist says if there is not much bone I can always have a bone graft anyway.
The dentist also says if I don't want to I don't need to have dentures to "fill" the gap. (I was told by other dentist that if I don't "fill the gap" with dentures my other teeth will "grow over into the gap". The dentist said the other teeth will grow over into gap eventually but this will take 10s of years!
So my plan for now is just to have tooth extracted on NHS and see how things go before I do anything els. Does this sound like a good plan?
Hope to talk soon and thanks for reading.
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