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    Opening up the bite

    I've been using a nightguard for the last two years.
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    Opening up the bite

    Can't afford crowns and I don't like them, anyway. They destroy the teeth they "crown", and they fail eventually.
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    Opening up the bite

    I'm seventy-two, and I can't afford braces, anyway.
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    Teeth-damaged teeth

    What do you know about Silver Diamine Fluoride?
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    Teeth-damaged teeth

    Does this mean that if I go to a dentist he probably will not drill and fill the back of the front tooth? I'm too poor and too old for crowns.
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    Teeth-damaged teeth

    You're saying that the damage done to the backs of the front teeth can't be repaired with fillings?
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    Teeth-damaged teeth

    As I said, the tops of the bottom teeth dig into the backs of the upper teeth. Apparently the cause is Bruxism, but I use a night guard now and I don't grind my teeth when awake.
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    Teeth-damaged teeth

    I can't afford a prosthodontist. Can a dentist repair the damage? I use a night-guard when I sleep.
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    Teeth-damaged teeth

    My front bottom teeth dig into the backs of my upper front teeth and I'm wondering if that damage can be repaired by drilling and filling.
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    Opening up the bite

    Thanks. I appreciate the warning. I'll ask the orthodontist to consider what I think might work, and hope that he can explain, to my satisfaction, why it will or won't work. If he can't explain, I'll keep looking for a dentist who can. I use a nightguard and I don't grind when I'm awake, but...
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    Opening up the bite

    My lower front teeth dig into the backs of my upper front teeth and are wearing them away. Two dentists told me I needed crowns to open up my bite, then two orthodontists told me braces would do the job. I won't get crowns because they do too much damage and ultimately fail, but I don't...
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    What are the top things patients look for in their dentists?

    As an older person, I've noticed that doctors nowadays, have neither the time nor the interest to really listen to their patients, What used to be considered a good bedside manner has gone the way of the Dodo. Doctors have too many patients to have the patience it requires to adequately attend...
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    alternatives to crowns

    I've been told that I have "deep bite" and must "open up the bite" because my bottom front teeth are scraping the backs of my upper front teeth. An orthodontist said the condition can be corrected with braces, and a prosthodontist said I need crowns. I'm 68 years old and I don't want braces, and...
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