Part of my molar (3) has broken off where a large filling was located. The base of the tooth is intact. About 25-30% of the side of the molar is gone.My dentist says a new filling would not hold so I need to have it extracted. She would not remove it, as I take warfarin for Afib and wants me to see an oral surgeon. Since I have no corresponding lower molar, 3 will have nothing to press against.
Can I get a filling that will hold, or is she correct and I need it extracted?