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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Replacement Options After #15 Molar Removal

08/03/2009

Question:

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.

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University