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Does this sound right??? HELP!!!

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  • Posted By: jomomma430
  • April 23, 2008
  • 03:18 PM

My top front tooth (#9) was crowned 6 months ago and back in March it broke off below gum line. Dentist told me to keep Krazy gluing daily the crown/tooth bone back until he gets authorization from my insurance company for a bridge about 2 weeks. A week later it could no longer be glued back into place. He then scheduled me for an extraction of what was left of the tooth. Two days later it was extracted along with #2 and he told me to return in two weeks after healing to get impressions done for a Valplast partial denture. He knows I really need this partial ASAP because I am in a wedding in May and a missing top front tooth isn't photogenic. When I returned hoping to get this partial denture ASAP he told me he couldnt do the impressions because I needed crowns on #14 and #15 first. So he did the crown prep and impression for the crowns. I have to wait 2 1/2 weeks for the crown delivery and another 2 1/2 weeks for my Valplast partial denture. Now I have temp crowns on 14 and 15 which need root canal anyway. It doesnt make sense to me to do the crowns before the root canals as I have had many root canals before. I did my research on Valplast dentures and there is no need for this because they are flexable and can be reshaped by sitting them in hot water. I feel he is playing games. I cannot afford to go to another dentist and pay over $1000 out of pocket for the Valplast vs the $350. What can I do.

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