Two months ago, I had two put in. The implanted two titanium posts. Everything was fine until two weeks ago, I started to feel pressure and soreness in my gums. I thought it was normal so I gave it time to settle. However, last week, I cannot seem to stand the pain anymore. I finally went to see the oral surgeon. He said I have a massive infection and it has reached my bone. He removed the two posts and cleaned the infection out. He said he needed to graft in new bone and I have to wait for six months or more for the implants to be put back in.
The procedure was very painful. I do not want to go through it ever again. I am now thinking of not getting the anymore and leaving the gap alone. Any thoughts on this? What are the risks involved in not getting a replacement for a missing tooth? I would love to hear your opinions. Thanks a lot!