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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by startinghandle, Nov 12, 2017.
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Dad got a framework with some teeth on it made up by some Romanians in the NHS dental practice. It cost a lot and was useless.
He is better off without it eating with just the few teeth he has left.
Like a broken mouthed ewe, I reckon better off with none at all than with only a few.
Trouble with no teeth or a few is the jaw bone recedes and can go to the point where it's liable to fractures. Teeth keep the jaw in place and vice versa.
Well this is a cheery line, most of mine have been root done, now have gaps and the dentists reckon I am past the implant stage, so on balance, if you have the finance and it's not too late, implant. It looks as if, eventually I will have to wake up facing my teeth.
What was reason for not get the implant.......thinning of the jawbone.
Its not a big deal to get the bone width increased with a bone graft........was that suggested to you..?
I had really bad upper front teeth every morning I would have to straighten them by twisting them .i had not been able to eat an apple or a crusty roll for years
So I decided to go to a private dentist and within six weeks I had the best investment I have ever made it was a ceramic bridge seven years later it is still solid not given me a minutes problem
I never have an injection when having treatment, including root canal work. Different people are sensitive to different things, I just reckoned if I needed the treatment the nerves were probably dead anyway.
Sounds very brave but I have an overwhelming dread of going to the dentists, I will suffer toothache for months before going even though I know I will end up there.
Even a simple checkup is a nightmare.
I broke my two front teeth playing football in the snow on a tarmac tennis court in the snow when I was 11. Had some sort of bridge until I was nearly 18 then had various bridges with pegs or screws to hold them
In place but they kept breaking so I’ve now got a plate that cost the best part of £300, keep looking/thinking about having implants but the cost puts me off.
I nearly need an anaesthetic to walk into the dentist in the first place
If you save up for a while, you can buy the tits AND the teeth.
By then everything else will have either sagged or dropped off....
Most of us are the same if the truth is known
Did you make a decision?? I've got the same choice to make!
Yup. Had it out...
Easiest way but don't want to be minus a tooth!
Well, if you don't mind 2 hour appointments, possibly up to 3 times, then go for it (root canal ). It makes sense to keep the tooth for as long as possible. I figured I wouldn't miss one. Wouldn't want to take an entire row out though...
Youngest daughter recently qualified in Orthodontics. The recent posts on 'family discounts' have some important relevance now....
I've had two girlfriends with implants. They didn't feel right to me but they looked fantastic.
Their teeth weren't bad, either.