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Question about filling that fell out and partial

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becboo4820

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I have a filling that has fell out of my anchor tooth for my partial. I have unsuccessfully been able to get to the dentist because of my anxiety. It makes me sick at my stomach. Anyway I was wondering, how fast my tooth will get weaker without the filling and it being the anchor tooth for my partial? I plan on trying to make an appt once my stomach calms down. I am just worried about the tooth breaking and my partial not fitting.
 
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That's an impossible question...
However, usually it's possible to work around things if the anchor fails, so even if it does, it's not the end of the world (or the denture!).
 
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So, you are saying that if my anchor tooth breaks or even has to be removed, I could still be able to use the partial? My dentist told me that I would not be able to use it anymore and would have to have all my remaining teeth removed and a full denture placed.
 
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Without actually knowing what your mouth is like and what teeth are involved, then yes, potentially the situation could be fixed.
 
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