Dr. Z. asks:
I have a 34 year old female patient in excellent health. When I placed the implant fixture in #28 site [mandibular right first premolar; 34]. I placed the implant too close to the root of #29 [mandibular right second premolar; 35]. At 4 months post operative, the implant is stable, not mobile, asymptomatic and does not have a sinus tract. The second radiograph was taken at the 4 month post operative visit. #29 is asymptomatic and tests vital. Should I do anything other than to continue to observe the situation? Should I go ahead and restore the implant or should I wait?