NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Replacement Options After #15 Molar Removal
I had my upper left, last molar removed due to a crack in the root of the molar and infection (abscess). What are the options for replacement now that the molar has been extracted? I have spent thousands of $`s in keeping my teeth healthy -- every molar is gold crowned. I do not want my upper left side to shift.
The best option for a single tooth replacement for the #15 area is a dental implant, but you could also have a removable partial denture made.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University