On Friday I had my upper right 1st Molar extracted. The tooth had been root canaled & crowned about 10 years ago & a couple of months ago the crown fell off & I took it to the dentist, he Xrayed it & said the tooth had decay inside all the way down to the tri-roots & had to come out no doubt, I think the tooth was cracked also.
Now I have a huge hole where the tooth was & am scratching my head as to how I am going to chew without a first Molar & my left side teeth are getting sore.
What is my best solution here? Implant, Bridge or removable Partial? I read that implants don't work so great on major upper molars. The dentist just extracted the tooth & did no preparations for replacement. Any advice here, I am not sure what to do because I don't want to wait like 4-6 months for a implant pin to heal into the bone, how do you eat till then? Would a bridge be a quicker option? What kind of bridge, Fixed or Maryland? What does a bridge cost?
Any input would be appreciated. (Cost is an factor here also)