Options to resolve missing adult tooth
Our daughter, now 13.5, was born missing her wisdom teeth and one of her rear adult bicuspids. For now, the baby tooth remains in that place holding the space open. In the long run, leaving the baby tooth there will cause other issues, as would simply pulling it out. Her orthodontist is looking at two options: either replacing the tooth with an implant when she has finished growing; or remove both the baby tooth and the corresponding adult bicuspids in the other three quadrants of her mouth, and adjust the position of the remaining teeth to eliminate the gaps. He noted that implants can present problems, and indeed my husband's jaw more-or-less rejected an implant installed by a reputable guy -- we're waiting to see if the replacement implant works out.
We plan on getting second opinions before proceeding, and none of the steps I've described would happen immediately. We're also interested in what folks at the receiving end of such treatments have experienced. Has anybody out there had this type of problem or similar treatments? Thanks!