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I have a partial for a tooth the dentist said the bone was broke in an now to perfectly normal teeth are breaking to the gum. i am 30 years old i need to know if this normal an where i go from here i would think the doctor should have informed me that thi

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Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
When : When we try to help a patient who has a tooth missing we usually explain the treatment choices carefully so that the patient can make an informed decision. I hope that this was what happened for you, when the dentist placed the first temporary partial denture. The first dentures that are made in these cases are designed to fill the space quickly and allow the bone to heal and remodel for about three months. After that a permanent repair needs to be made, and tat of course will have a fee associated with the special work to make the repair for you. You could have had another permanent partial denture made of metal with clasps and rest which reduce the chances of having the adjacent teeth loose their bone and become loose. You might also have had a bridge connected to the teeth on either side, or you might even have had an implant to place the missing tooth. These later options are more expensive that a partial denture. I hope this helps explain your choices. You do need to go and have some good dentistry done. Best wishes dr. Neil mcleod dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Were : Were all of you other teeth examined completely? It doesn't make sense that other previously healthy teeth would break because of a replacement tooth. Did the dentist tell you that you needed treatment on any other teeth? I think you should contact your dentist for a comprehensive exam.

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