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Is the Success Rate of an Implant Related to the State of the Surrounding Teeth?

May 3rd, 2015

Hey. I’m just wondering, is the success rate of a dental implant in any way related to the teeth surrounding it? I have a missing tooth, and the two teeth beside is are not in the best condition, though I don’t want to get rid of them. Will keeping them in place affect how successful the dental implant would be? Thanks. 

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Do you recommend a dental implant over a bridge for replacing a missing tooth?

January 30th, 2013

I had a root canal filling on one of my back molars (I think it’s tooth number 3) about 10 years ago. It now has bacteria in it and I have been told I can either have the filling replaced or have the tooth extracted. My dentist told me having another root canal filling may not last and I may have to have the tooth extracted in another few years, so I may as well have it out now. What do you think? I am 21 years old. Also, if I do have it extracted, should I opt for a bridge or an implant? I can’t really afford an implant so was going to opt for a bridge, but I have just read that apparently they only last for about 10-15 years and can make the healthy teeth either side painful. So would you recommend I just opt for another root canal filling? It seems like a bridge isn’t a better option after all? I would really appreciate your advice!! Thank you very much.

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Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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