I am getting different opinions from different dentists.
I have a broken molar which is about 1/4 broken below the gumline (break goes about 2mm below at deepest I reckon but the tooth doesn't look very solid even here - a bit shell like).
The dentist who impressed me the most (in just about every way) said I would need crown lengthening to re-establish the biologic width otherwise I could face gum irritation, a gum pocket and unstable bone loss. He also offers an implant as an alternative (which, while it would mean being toothless for several months, and is very expensive, sounds the better option).
Two others seemed to think a root canal might work. One didn't mention crown lenghtening. Another said they didn't think it would be needed when I asked, and cord or electrosurgery could be used where the break is below the gum. Both said it was worth trying to save the tooth.
I am not sure what to do.
Any dentist opinions gratefully received.