I have two teeth on the upper arch that my dentist wants to remove. They don’t bother me and I can still use them. I’ve told my dentist I want to save the teeth, but he wants to put in a partial denture. I am only 42. There is no way I want a denture. I told him to spare no expense in saving the teeth, but he is adamant. Wouldn’t they bother me more if this was a hopeless case?
I don’t think you’ll ever convince your dentist to save your teeth. I can’t tell you for certain that they are saveable without seeing your case, but I suspect they may be. I think your dentist is looking for the easiest solution and here’s why. You’ve told him to spare no expense. If that is the case, then even if the teeth couldn’t be saved the best solution would be dental implants, not a removable denture.
To be honest I think you need to find another dentist. Look for one who is recommended by the mynewsmile.com website. They have listings by state. Many will be willing to do a complimentary consultation for a second opinion.
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