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Just found out my 2 front teeth are broken!!! Horrors. Implants?

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PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 17:14:31

I had a seizure last week, and whacked my face very hard when I went down apparently. I have just been to a dentist, and been told that my 2 front teeth are broken at the root. Devastated, probably because vanity. And I'm only 26. Is it horribly expensive? Awful drawn out process? Help please, I just feel so miserable. (Getting an MRI for the seizure, Dr seems pretty confident it was due to some viral thing. Ugh.)

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 17:15:01

So much self pity right now 🙈

Knittedfairies Mon 21-May-18 17:55:43

Ouch! You poor thing; are you on the dentist’s NHS list?

PuzzleGood Mon 21-May-18 18:00:20

Eeek. flowers My DP has an implant. It was privately done a few years ago now and looks so realistic you would NEVER KNOW.

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 18:02:31

I am on the NHS list yes, another appointment on Thursday. I just want to know how long the whole process will take I, when can I date again?? Ha...

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 18:02:52

Thanks for the sympathy btw! x

BigFuckingManatee Mon 21-May-18 18:08:58

That sounds like my worst fear (not literally, but I have nightmares about losing my teeth!) I feel for you flowers

MrsEricBana Mon 21-May-18 18:09:26

Oh poor you. I have an implant and it's totally fantastic. Same as a tooth. As I recall there was healing time after the tooth (back) was removed, the implant was put in the bone then I think 3 months before the final tooth was added on top. If it is near the front they give you some sort of temporary while the implant settles. Downsides - expensive and not instant. Upside - once it's done you will be good as new and no one will know. Good luck!

MikeUniformMike Mon 21-May-18 18:12:22

Poor you. Crowns might be an option if they can save the roots. Implants otherwise. You may need a partial denture between having the implants and having the new 'teeth' fitted.

PhilODox Mon 21-May-18 18:14:06

Oh gosh, you poor thing! I hope it isn't too painful. My DH has an implant, and it's been absolutely fine- the quality is really good, no-one would know it was false. He had his teeth whitened a few years ago, but times it with a replacement for his implant (it had been in since he was 17, sporting accident).
I hope it's just a one off thanks

Etymology23 Mon 21-May-18 18:16:16

Implants are expensive but I think otherwise you’ll be stuck with dentures if they can’t save the root :/

GardenGeek Mon 21-May-18 18:18:46

As far as I know as you lost your teeth due to accident/ medical condition etc. as opposed to neglect - they you are entitled to free implants on NHS

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 19:11:16

Wow, would I really get free ones?

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 19:11:29

Thanks everybody btw

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 19:11:56

I just want to be able to snog people again soon sad 🙈

sonjadog Mon 21-May-18 19:13:52

Poor you! I lost a tooth at the front and they were able to put in a temporary tooth while they make the new one, so you might not have to be toothless for very long at all.

MikeUniformMike Mon 21-May-18 19:14:21

You might. You can shop around for implant prices but a good rapport between you and the dentist and good aftercare will help.

sonjadog Mon 21-May-18 19:14:56

Oh and yes, it is horribly expensive.

RobinHumphries Mon 21-May-18 19:24:32

You are very very unlikely to get implants on the NHS. It is a bit of a postcode lottery and different area will have different criteria but on the whole it’s not possible to get implants on the nhs

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 20:07:43

I'm in Oxfordshire. Prepared to pay tbh...through, er, gritted teeth grin

GardenGeek Mon 21-May-18 20:16:59

I know quite a few friends with NHS implants and I am only mid 20s. All over - south, wales, north.

PrivatePike Mon 21-May-18 20:34:26

I'm sitting here with a throbbing mouth feeling sorry for myself again. The moment when the dentist produced those xrays with the horribly clear break lines is playing on my mind..

RobinHumphries Mon 21-May-18 20:39:23

GardenGeek I’m just telling it how it is and not trying to give the OP false hope. I’ve worked in the North, the Midlands and South West and only ever had patients receive implants on the NHS due to multiple teeth not developing or due to oral cancer causing removal of parts of the jaw. The days of the NHS funding implants due to personal injury are long gone.

Whitneyblue Mon 21-May-18 20:48:49

Sorry to jump on this thread but I'm interested in implants and whether they would be available on the NHS. DS is nearly 18 and has 5 teeth missing that weren't there from birth. He's currently got silver crowns over 4 of his baby teeth to preserve the spaces and his braces come off soon. The plan is to remove these baby teeth then place bridges in the gaps. Should I be pushing for implants instead?
DD has the same but 2 teeth missing, again she's having braces to open up the gaps between her teeth with the intention to place bridges in the spaces.
I'd rather they both have implants if possible though! DS is under our capital cities dental hospital, DD under a normal orthodontist if that matters.

RobinHumphries Mon 21-May-18 20:57:47

Whitneyblue I would say your son may be a case that may get approval, your daughter however would not

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