I had an extraction on tooth 19. I am scheduled for an implant a month from now. I also had a root canal on tooth 5 the other day and have a temporary filling in it which will last "eight weeks". \n\nI have a notoriously bad bite. My teeth don't touch each other in the front. They do in the back, but in an odd way that's developed over the years. I grind them a lot too, especially at night. \n\nMy current dentist doesn't want to crown either tooth while my bite is bad. He doesn't want to do a bridge either. His plan to restore my bite seems good on paper, but I worry it's going to snowball (more issues will arise as he works on all of my teeth) and become more costly in the future. Is there no way I can just get these two teeth crowned and move on with my life? I can live with the bite, but missing a huge lower tooth is really messing with me.