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Would like an opinion on partial denture with one tooth having severe gum recession

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Della44

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Hi Gordon,
I know you have answered some questions already for me, but would like your opinion on my situation as a whole, I am absolutely scared to death of how this is going to turn out, already have extreme dental anxiety and not sure how I am going to deal with this.
Current situation is, I need two front left teeth removing and a partial denture, the gum on the tooth nearest the centre has really bad bone loss compared to the other tooth next to it, so like a big step in the gum. Second problem is, on the other side of these two teeth is a cantilever bridge which has been there above 20 years, this denture would have to go in and out right next to the floating tooth on that bridge (have already been told they won't remove it as it's OK for now)

I have not been back to the dentist yet, mainly due to fear of how this will be dealt with. I would really value your opinion before I make another appointment, I have no option other than to deal with this as the tooth with the bad gum recession already has near total bone loss, just a horrendous situation for me right now...
 
Can anyone help with my question please?
 
Unfortunately I have a life away from the computer and sometimes I can't answer questions for a few days... sorry about that.

What exactly are you asking? Partial dentures and bridges mix together fine. The bone loss is easily compensated for by making the base of the denture a bit thicker.
 
Unfortunately I have a life away from the computer and sometimes I can't answer questions for a few days... sorry about that.

What exactly are you asking? Partial dentures and bridges mix together fine. The bone loss is easily compensated for by making the base of the denture a bit thicker.
Hi Gordon, yes, I appreciate you have a life too, apologies, just me being stressed.

I need a partial denture for two bottom teeth, I have severe gum recession and bone loss in one of those teeth in particular. The other issue, the partial denture will have to sit next to the free floating tooth on an existing dental bridge (cantilever type I think)

The opinion so far on the bridge, dentist thinks the partial could stress the tooth on the bridge because it is only bonded on & may cause it to break off from the rest of the bridge...I really just wanted your opinion. Thank you
 
The opinion so far on the bridge, dentist thinks the partial could stress the tooth on the bridge because it is only bonded on & may cause it to break off from the rest of the bridge

I don't think that's very likely to happen at all. Obviously I haven't seen things for myself but it's very unlikely IMO.
 
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