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A 26-year-old male asked:

i got top right 2nd bicuspid removed i don't want my teeth to shift and i can't afford a particals what else can i do i'm scared?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 20 years experience
See a dentist: You could get a retainer or a space maintainer for the time being. That would hold the space for your missing tooth. See a dentist.
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 45 years experience
Popsicle stick: Take a popsicle stick trim it so it just fits the space. Two or three times a day check that you can still fit the stick in place. Every time you go more than 10 hrs without using the stick you will loose some space. Well you asked...That will keep the teeth from moving for free. Don't know what you are scared of? Yes, teeth will shift, but will it be significant? Varies quite a bit.

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