Hi... I had a tooth extracted 10 years ago, second to the back on the bottom. The space doesn't bother me personally, but the very back tooth is leaning into that space. Then a cavity developed due to that leaning causing a mis-fitting crown.
So my dentist wants to fill that space with:
(B) Permanent Bridge
(C) Removable partial denture
Having health issues, I am not crazy about the implant - it seems too invasive.
The bridge involves recrowning the teeth on both sides of the space, and a "crown" for the space, and all three crowns are connected and permanent. So that is the cost of 3 crowns
The removable partial denture. That is something like a fake tooth for the space, which connects around the adjacent teeth, and is removable. I didn't ask enough about this initially, so I am unsure of the cost, but probably the least expensive.
Yesterday I went into for a cleaning, and said I was leaning toward the bridge. I'd like to do things in stages so it's not too hard on me physically, and financially. Apparently I didn't stress that part enough.
The dental staff got overly excited and set up an appointment to do it all at once, which would be a one-time huge expense. I should mention, whenever I go to the dentist, even for a cleaning, my blood sugar drops like a rock and I can't understand what they are saying until I get out of there and eat something and relax. Usually I have to call back the next day and reschedule or fix whatever I agreed to the day before.
Anyone have experience with a bridge or removable partial, who wants to share their opinion?
Also, any ideas on a better way of dealing with these people, given my low-blood-sugar problems, and not getting good info/decisions during those times?