I went to the dentist in April after a 12 year hiatus. =( We were poor and didn't have insurance. Anyhow, no cavities, but the dentist asked about my missing crown. It had been missing for 12 years and never bothered me so I never went in to have it fixed. He told me I would need a bridge or an implant. I asked if it was absolutely necessary because I was never bothered by the missing tooth. He said yes, so I went ahead with a bridge. I've since been in 3 times with pain and a poor fit. My dentist insists it's glued in there and not coming out without breaking the teeth underneath it. But I can't handle this pain day in and day out. It's literally making me depressed to have gone from NO pain despite missing tooth, to now not being able to chew on that side of my mouth at all anymore. I can't even bite into certain foods (strawberries for instance) with my front teeth because it hurts the back teeth holding my bridge. Tart foods also make it hurt even when it's not touching. I am so frustrated. I paid k after insurance for this. What can I do?? I want to seek out a second opinion, but that's just more money. Can I ask for a refund for what I paid? It's only caused damage, not helped me at all. I'm only 34 - I don't want to deal with this every day for the rest of my life.