Tooth Extraction: Is it ok if I do nothing?
I had a back molar removed about a year ago. I am not a candidate for an implant. However, I might be able to get a bridge.
It is a back tooth that you can't see when I talk or smile. ...Visitor from CT
Having a tooth that is "present" in the area of an extracted tooth, via a bridge, is often important for maintaining the health and positioning of the opposing tooth.
Untreated extractions, over time, will cause the opposing tooth to super erupt.
Here are some bizarre examples of what happens when certain teeth don't have a corresponding, opposing tooth:
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