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An implant is a false tooth supported by a titanium screw into the jaw, like a root. A bridge is a false tooth supported by an adjacent tooth. The answer to the question depends on many factors including the health of the adjacent teeth, the amount of bone to screw into etc. Ask your dentist.

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Not necessarily. Assuming the tooth has been checked by a dentist and it is healthy, then the problem is just aesthetic (greying of the root could mean the tooth needs root treatment, for example - get this ruled out). Are you seeing the greyness when you smile, or when you lift your lip looking in the mirror? If you show it when you smile, when chatting to people etc, then replacement is probably a good idea. If your lip hides it, then think weather it's worth having expensive invasive treatment. A replacement crown will have the edge closer to the gum and should hide the grey root effectively.

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