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Dentistry advice please

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Whodyanickabollockoff Tue 13-Nov-12 01:04:23

Hi everybody , I was looking for a bit of advice please and i was wondering what you would do in my situation .
Well ever since i was like 11/12 years old i have had trouble with my 4 front teeth after running into a back of a mini car.I basically chipped them all really badly and just about lost them all .Anyhow 35 years later (i'm now 48) i've had all sorts of things over the years from crowns ,bridges and now i wear a plate(which i hate but it's better than what I have now been left with which is three stumps which are basically rendered useless by my dentist and are just disgusting to look at basically.The plate i wear at the moment seems to work ok ish and i've sort of got used to it and it's much better than having nothing.I think the plate might fit better with better suction to the roof of the mouth if the stumps were to be removed. The gums will go more narrow and will take about 6 months to fully heal before i can get another plate fitted which will fit better than the one i'm using now.
I will also be allowed to enter the local gurning contest down the road and not be able to pronounce my letters very well like b and F etc.. without wearing the plate.

Basically what do you think i should do ? knowing the stumps are all dead with no nerves in or anything and can be easily removed even though it's a little unpleasant to say the least but doable none the less.

Should i go ahead and have them removed.Your advice please? What would you do ? TYIA

Whodyanickabollockoff Tue 13-Nov-12 01:08:49

**Ooops i forgot to say my dentist says that he can not put anymore crown, bridges on me as the stumps have had it and are useless to do anything with(which i find surprising but i must trust him) but the option of the screw in ones later on in life once if won the lottery(2k a tooth) and i've had these three remaining stumps removed.One of the for front teeth has already been removed a few years back.

gingeroots Tue 13-Nov-12 17:22:23

Just bumping for you .
plus big sympathies - sounds awful for you .

Whodyanickabollockoff Tue 13-Nov-12 17:37:32

awwwww thanks gingerroots kind words :-)

MairyHinge Wed 14-Nov-12 18:11:35

So have you got these stumps effectively 'under' your plate? I don't understand why the dentist has left them there? I've had 2 teethe out in past 2 years, and have a plate, but bothe times the teeth were 'stumps' so came out.
It DID take time to allow my gums to heal but the plate went in as soon as the teeth came out.
Right now, I'm having a big issue with mine, and need to get a new one really, just can't afford it.

Whodyanickabollockoff Wed 14-Nov-12 23:40:45

MairyHinge Wed 14-Nov-12 18:11:35

So have you got these stumps effectively 'under' your plate? I don't understand why the dentist has left them there? I've had 2 teethe out in past 2 years, and have a plate, but bothe times the teeth were 'stumps' so came out.
It DID take time to allow my gums to heal but the plate went in as soon as the teeth came out.
Right now, I'm having a big issue with mine, and need to get a new one really, just can't afford it.

Thank you for your nuseful post it is very much appreciated ,i feel that if all of us has a say we should be all heard.Which of os deserves it most ??? lol
Loojk i'm watching keep me updated looks like most will be mine .look forward to confirming this many thanks love youi lots big time

Whodyanickabollockoff Wed 14-Nov-12 23:41:08

Big fat cheque on its way

Whodyanickabollockoff Wed 14-Nov-12 23:42:55

oh dear nobody seems to like me

Northumberlandlass Thu 15-Nov-12 12:50:53

Whody a friend of mine was involved in an accident a few years ago and she lost her front teeth (only 28 at the time). They removed the bits of teeth that were left, it healed and she got a palate.

Since then (it has taken 18 months) - she has impants. I am sure she had the work done at the University Dental Hospital, it didn't cost her anything, but she had to wait a while.

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