Years ago I had a gap in the upper front filled in with a two-tooth splint. This worked fine musically and cosmetically. Recently the splint came out as a result of the teeth breaking to which it was attached. I went back to the Dentist and had another splint put in. This one had to be done by going higher into the gums and grabbing what stubs were left, putting metal wings on the back to grab the adjoining teeth and somewhat of a porcelain widening to allow more inward pressure. Cosmetically, this isn't too bad.
The rub is that because the splint juts forward a little, I get no mouthpiece support from the two adjoining teeth. This has taken away my brown sugar tone, made high notes harder and reduced flexibility. I use a Bach 3C.
I have a Bunk Johnson record that he made after he was rediscovered and bought a set of dentures. I have the same brittle tone that he got. Is that customary from playing on dentures or porcelain?
I have an appointment to present this. From you, I would like to have your similar experiences and ask you to help me with what I might tell the Dentist and ask him to do.