I am 72 years old & had an infection under tooth #30. 'Was advised by my dentist to have tooth extracted by an oral surgeon & get an implant. The oral surgeon has thus far extracted the tooth and packed the hole with cadaver bone to build the area up enough to accept the "screw" that should go in it to hold up a crown.
This has already cost over $3,000 & now I am told that I must go to another dentist for the crown. This is supposed to add another $1,000 to the cost.
At what step can I stop the entire procedure without damaging my mouth further?
I have good chewing teeth on the other side. We have other health issues which need more immediate attention than this tooth does.