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A 23-year-old male asked:

Very bad tooth decay in majority of upper teeth. what will dentist want to do i think dentures im only 23 and would they work out payment plan ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Dental questions: while I am not a dentist - if the teeth are unhealthy and not strong enough to support bridgework - you might end up with having them removed and a set of upper dentures.f. As far as payment - I would be up front - calculate how much you can afford - on a monthly basis - see if they are willing to work with you. There are dental clinics around that you might investigate.
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Dr. David Nutter
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
If you have good bone support for the teeth, you may be better off not getting the teeth extracted (pulled), and getting dentures. There is quite a bite of cost just getting the teeeth removed. Find out first how bad the decay is, and whether it can be restored without removing teeth. It might just be less cost. We see patients frequently who find out that the teeth can be saved.
Feb 17, 2015
Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Requires dental exam: To answer your question thoroughly, a proper dental exam would be required. If cost is an issue, find a Dental school in your area--supervised Dental students can do most of the procedures required and this would save you money. Also, most Dentists offer payment plans and will work with you.
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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See specialist: See a Prosthodontist - they are in York, PA. They are the specialists in restoring and replacing teeth. Get seen and find out your options. Implants are the better choice than dentures, but much more costly. The all-on-4 option is less expensive, but still a large investment. See the specialist , ask the questions, get your options. Good you are seeking treatment.Good luck.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2015


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