Extract or save?

Interior cusps on #31 fractured, 1950s prophylactic filling lost, no sensitivity; #32 intact, but small gum flap. Will require crown lengthening/pins for crown. Root canal not mentioned? What is risk/benefit? Why not extract? #1 not fully descend

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