This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 21 messages.)
Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.
I've got a big gap in my top teeth, couldn't afford bridge etc. so I just left it - I don't really notice it TBH, so I think you will get used to your gap.
I think they might let the gum heal a bit before they fit the plate, because otherwise the size and shape might alter a bit in the healing process and the plate wouldn't be such a good fit. (I'm kind of guessing here but I think that makes sense.)
Hi, I'm a dentist. For front teeth they will make you an immediate denture which will then either be relined or remade after 6months when the bone has remodelled following the extractions.
Are you sure you need all 3 out? Root canal treatment would fix the infection and the mercury fillings could be replaced with composite or crowns. Lower dentures are harder to get along with than upper ones because of the tongue.
Oh Riven I truly truly sympathise. I fell off my bike aged 6 and broke my new front teeth. Plus numerous fillings as a child. Hate it, hate teeth, hate dentists, I always say if I were rich enough I'd have them all replaced so I'd never need to hear a drill again.
I have been to the emergency dentist today after breaking a tooth, on a piece of bloody Dairy Milk I need a few root canals, I know. I haven't been for months because I was pregnant, and hated my dentist. The emergency one I saw today was different, and I am going to hassle his manager when the practice opens again and beg to be transferred, I think the right dentist is half the battle, he was so kind, and told me he has crowns, extractions, fillings etc, he was so normal! Sorry am waffling. Lots of MNers feel the same about the dentist, could start a support thread? I have to face this head on, I am 30, I cannot start losing my teeth
Last year I got a bonus for returning to work (left now tho) and spent it on crowns for my front teeth. They are perfect and it really spurred me on. But the fear comes back so quickly. Hate it.