Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zang's Spur, CO
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18 months ago, I lost a molar due to a rare condition called "external resorption".
Initially, I had a root canal, in the expectation of getting a cap.
But then it was discovered the damage was worse than initially thought.
After doing a lot of research, I just had it removed and went with the Ti implant, (no CF option).
There was 6 month delay between extraction and the implant, then another couple months before getting the cap installed. I never had any serious pain in any of the procedures.
The annoying part was the 9 months start-to-finish.
Since it was a molar, there was no cosmetic issue.
I understand there is a temporary option to fill in the gap, but know nothing about it.
The only time I notice it isn't a real tooth is when flossing.
There is a modification to flossing technique they will explain to you.