Question by Lamalamadingdong: How long to add an extra tooth to a partial denture?
Hi there. I have a partial upper and work/live in London, away from my actual home, so I don’t get to see my old dentist very often at all. For the past few months I’ve had a recurring toothache, caused by a cracked tooth.
My “real” dentist gave me root canal treatment in April, but warned that it might not work and that extraction could be necessary. Since then things have got worse and I am considering seeing a dentist local to my work about the tooth.
However, it is one which has a clasp attached and if it were to be extracted, it would also leave a very unsightly hole until a new tooth & clasp are added. I wouldn’t want my colleagues to see it.
So my question is: is it possible to have something like this done in one day? Less would be even better (LOL)! How much migth it cost? And is there anywhere in London that someone here might recommend?
Answer by Cornish Granny
I don’t think it possible to have it done in one day as few dentists have technicians on site. Is there room on your present denture to fit a new tooth. The best alternative (and of course it will cost) is to have a new denture which includes your new tooth. This can be prepared before you have your tooth out then fitted on the day.
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