I know I have bad oral health due to several issues, including hating the foam from toothpaste in my mouth, and having a bad experience with a dentist as a young teen, which means I have few proper teeth remaining in my upper jaw. What I have left are 6 teeth, one is capped (left canine, and this tooth is loose), one is a bridge (right canine and tooth to the left of it and of the rest one tooth is broken (tooth 2 to the left of left canine). I have a partial upper denture which I find quite uncomfortable (the plate seems to be very big). I asked my current dentist if he would just take the last few teeth out and give me a full upper denture, but he said he couldnt do this as it is against the law to take out a healthy tooth. I really feel I would be better off having a full upper denture that fits properly rather than dreading having to wear the partial denture (which I only so if I have to go out). Can I insist that the dentist remove the teeth or is there a procedure I can go through to get permission to have it done? I am on Income Support so I have my dental work done on the NHS and I am wondering if this is the underlying factor in the dentist not doing what I ask?