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Question:
I had all my teeth filed by a non licensed dentist and have caps that are removable.

I also have periodontal disease. All of my upper teeth need to be extracted.

I would like to get implants but they are costly and I cannot afford them. I don't feel comfortable getting dentures. Have you any suggestions? ...Visitor from College Point

Answer:
Sometimes there are no other choices but to extract all the teeth and pursue replacement with implants or a complete denture.

My only advice is to seek another opinion to investigate the hopeless nature of your teeth. Perhaps there are some teeth that can be maintained for a reasonable period of time.

This can make the transition to complete dentures more tolerable. Of course, this will likely require intervention to improve the health of your teeth and gums.

You need to be prepared to do what is necessary to salvage your situation. Otherwise, you run the risk of wasting your time and money.

Edward Brant, DDS, MS
Reconstructive Periodontist
447 Lake Avenue
St James, NY 11780
(631) 584-4395

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