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Im having a bridge replaced because my gums receded and the anchor teeth decayed. I have a temporary installed now. My dentist said there wasn't enough of the rear anchor tooth left so he went one tooth back and ground it down to use as a new anchor. My concern is that when the new bridge is installed over the old ground down tooth, it will decay over time. Should I have it removed before the permanent bridge is installed?

Doctor's Assistant: Are you experiencing any swelling? Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.

I gave you a detailed message of my concern. Should I let the dentist install the bridge over the ground down tooth or should I have it removed first?

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