Help! extract tooth before denture?
My father's teeth are rotten and broken at gum line, only 2 or 3 left on top and 1 or 2 on bottom. Doctor said they have to extract all the rotten tooth roots then make partial denture to attach to the remaining tooth. But my father is 84. There are risks for extracting almost full mouth tooth. I am just wondering if there are dentures can sit over the existing gum line with broken tooth, so no need to extract the roots. Or does any one have any alternate way to solve the problem? Thanks a million! BTW, what is the correct way to handle rotten teeth broken at gum line thing when aging, do you have to extract the broken tooth right way then do a implant or redo a existing partial denture every time?