“That’s Hopeless! – Get an Implant!”
These words are said all too frequently in modern dentistry. Now that we are gathering more data on implants and learning their limitations, potentially saving guarded teeth becomes even more important. Here’s an example of a patient who was told by several dentists that there was no choice but to pull tooth #31 which had grade 3 mobility, deep probings, and a lateral root radiolucency.