So like what the subject says, I have a broken molar below the gumline. I can't afford dental care so I went to the unversity's dentistry school for treatment. I was in the process of getting a rootcanal, it got as far as the pulpectomy and filling. But my tooth broke last november before I could get it crowned. The break is below the gumline and is starting to hurt now. If I get it extracted, what would be my window of time to get an implant before all my other teeth start to shift as there is no teeth behind it for a bridge? As well, would an implant be necessary or could it still be crowned or is there a a limit to how much a damage sustained before a crown cannot be used?
I'd rather not be forced to pay out money that I don't have for treatments I don't need. I cannot go back to the university because though I get a discount on the work done, I end up paying back the extra in missed time at work because the appointments are so long and can only be done during the week, while private clinics work the weekends but are so bloody expensive.
Sounds like the tooth will need to be removed.You mentioned it is hurting which may mean the root canal treatment that was started has now become reinfected. In that case it likely isn't salvagable. As far as implants go they depend on numerous factors. I wouldn't worry about your teeth shifting. Implants are done by specialists. Usually a oral surgeon or periodontist. They can be done immediatly after an extraction or years down the road. It is important to have enough bone to support it. Implants are very expensive but the best option out there. You can be looking at about $2000-3000 for the implant and another $900 or more for the crown that sits on top of it. Good luck
When it comes to implants they are much cheaper in Poland and the prices of two are 1200 and 2000 in the Uk, 5 implants are 3000 in Poland and 5000.You most probably need one to have all your teeth look the same. ClinicGirl