What to put in this case, a crown or an implant?

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Hello!
Please tell me what to do in this situation. 7 days ago, while eating I felt that the chewing tooth on the lower jaw cracked, there was no pain, only not a pleasant sensation. Throughout the tooth does not hurt, if you do not eat on this side of course. In this case is it better to extract the tooth and place an implant with a crown in place of this tooth or is it better to place a crown, and also is it necessary to place a crown on the neighbouring healthy tooth in order to distribute the load evenly or does it have no effect?
 

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You will need to determine the extent of the crack first. For that you would need to take an x-ray and do a clinical exam. If the crack is right through,and involves the root of the tooth for example, then an extraction would be indicated. It is not indicated to crown the tooth next to the one in question, since that would lead to unnecessary damage of that tooth. A crown is designed in such a way to distribute forces equally.
 

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