Is It Customary For A Dentist To Use A Crown As An Anchor For A Partial Denture?

Q.
Hello Marcus. My dentist attached my partial denture to a crown. When I pulled off the partial, the crown came with it! Is it customary or even prescribed to use a crown as an ‘anchor’ for a partial? If I had realized the anchor was a crown when preparing for the partial, I would have objected! My dentist maintains that the partial was a “temporary fix,” but would not respond to my question about using the crown as an anchor. He also said he would charge me to “glue the crown” back on so I can continue wearing the partial. There is so much decay now where the crown was, I doubt that the glue would hold; further, I still don’t think it’s a good solution. Is this ever a good idea? Do you have any suggestions for me? I can’t eat regular food now. Help! 
A.
Hello and thank you for getting in touch. In these situations it might be a good idea to seek out a second opinion. Without seeing in person I cannot say whether this would be suitable or not. It’s always a good idea to research the various treatments so you can ask any questions prior to the treatment commencing. If you’d like more information, you can find it through this helpful website. I hope this helps. Regards, Marcus.
Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
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