Is a Nesbit Partial Illegal In Oregon?

I lost an upper tooth. My dentist wants to replace it with a dental implant, but that has metal and I don’t want any metal in my mouth. I want a Nesbit partial denture, but my dentist insists it is illegal in our state because some people have swallowed them. I live in Oregon. I… Continue reading Is a Nesbit Partial Illegal In Oregon?

Can I Save This Tooth

I’ve been to two different dentists and both of them want to pull my tooth. I have a front tooth that had been chipped. I’d repaired it with dental bonding. Then, I had a fall and it broke almost in half. The dentists want to pull it and give me a partial denture. I am… Continue reading Can I Save This Tooth

Snap-On Smile to Replace a Tooth?

I have an infected first molar. There is not a molar behind it. My choices are a root canal treatment (which is rather expensive) or extract the tooth and get a dental implant (which is more expensive). Of course my dentist gives me all the expensive options. What I’m wondering is if I can Read… Continue reading Snap-On Smile to Replace a Tooth?

Dentist Wants to Extract All My Son’s Teeth and Give Him Dentures

I have a 29-year-old son who is a recovering drug addict. His mouth is a mess and it has given him lots of doubt that he’ll ever be able to get a decent job like this. I want to invest in giving him his smile back, but when we went to see the dentist all… Continue reading Dentist Wants to Extract All My Son’s Teeth and Give Him Dentures

What If All I Can Afford Are Dentures?

I had four pregnancies right in a row where I vomited every single day. I’ve been told I have hardly any enamel left on my teeth. They are literally crumbling on my top arch. My insurance only covers $1000 dollars of work each year and believe me when I tell you that I need significantly… Continue reading What If All I Can Afford Are Dentures?

Went Directly to the Dental Lab for My Partial Denture

About nine years ago I had a partial denture made through my dentist. The lab that made it did a fantastic job. So, when it was time to get my new one made, I decided to go directly to them. The weird thing is, it hasn’t turned out nearly as well. I’ve had countless problems… Continue reading Went Directly to the Dental Lab for My Partial Denture

She’s Too Young to Lose Her Teeth

I am frustrated with my dentist and need some advice. My parents were never able to afford a dentist as I was growing up. I am 29 and just now able to afford a dentist myself. I do take good care of my teeth but my dentist says three of them he’d like to remove… Continue reading She’s Too Young to Lose Her Teeth

Should My Dentist Refund Me for an Incomplete Denture?

I have dentures anchored by mini dental implants. It was time for the dentures to be replaced. I had a deadline because my husband is being transferred and we need to move. I told the dentist this ahead of time and asked how long it would take to make the denture. He quoted me three… Continue reading Should My Dentist Refund Me for an Incomplete Denture?