I'll try and make a long story short. Former dentist didn't watch me carefully, even though I was there every 4 months for cleanings. I ended up with periodontal disease and lost a molar. I had extensive gum surgery. Because I have bone loss, my 4 front, lower teeth are mobile. I now have a splint for these teeth. The splint is only a temporary solution, because eventually, my new dentist told me, I will have to have them removed and a bridge made. He doesn't think implants could be done because of the bone loss. He also told me that the 2 teeth on either side (eye teeth), may not support a bridge. If that's the case, it would involve maybe having root canals on the other teeth, and capping them. He is going to consult with the periodontist. My next visit is in February, so I'm not rushing into anything now. If the 4 front teeth have to come out eventually, I wouldn't mind having a bridge (using the 2 eye teeth) as supports. The thought of having root canals and crowns is not good. Has anyone else had a similar problem?