Are dentures the only option for teeth replacement?

Q.
I am 44 years old and have lost all my teeth apart from 4 front teeth at the bottom which the gums are receiding despite brushing my teeth several times a day and using mouth wash.
I lost my teeth due to the negligence of a local dentist who i visited at the age of 25 to have some fillings in my back teeth when the dentist looked in my mouth he told me i would loose all my front upper teeth if he did not give them urgent treatment panic stricken I
agreed he then filed my 6 upper front teeth down to stubs and put temporary caps on,when he fitted the permanant caps they had gaps at the back where I
could put my tounge in,when complained
he told me I had used up my NHS funds and he could do nothing for 6 months.
Ileft his surgery in tears and went straight to another dentist who treated me every week for at least a year replacing the teeth with teeth on a sort of screw (not sure what you call them) these have now all come out.
I built up the courage 4 years ago to go to a dentist who removed most of the
roots apart from my upper 2 front.
They made me a denture but I cannot have anything at the top of my mouth as i continuosley gag.
I cannot afford implants as I am on benifits what can i do to be able to smile again. I have locked myself away for 10years now only going to my parents
and local shops because im so embarressed, I have brought up my two daughters alone and now there 16 nd 19
and out and about i feel so lonley. I would love to get out agin Im still very
pretty, please tell me if there is any way I can get my mouth sorted out.
I also suffer from narcolepsey and caterplexy.
A.
It doesn’t sound like you have had a great time with some dentists in the past, I’m sorry to hear that.

Other then getting implant dentures placed, the only other option you have with replacing teeth is dentures. A very well made, excellent fitting denture could be what you need as this wouldn’t necessarily make you gag.

I would recommend you book in to see a dentist who has a special interest in making dentures as they could help you make a great fitting denture that will help you to smile again.

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August 28th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Mido Says :

I read your article and I think it is ralely good as you have discussed all the points involved in the replacement of the missing teeth. This blog will be useful to people who are suffering from the missing teeth problem. I think dental implant will a good choice as it looks like natural teeth. Dentures are good as well but it will be better once you get used to it like it is mentioned in this blog.

September 13th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Juliana Says :

the top row of teeth are all missing bar 3, i’m looking in to receiving implants and just wondered what the chances are of having to have the remaining teeth removed? it seems unfair as they are healthy but i don’t know what my other options are. have you come across any patients with the same problem before? if so, what did you recommend for them?

September 13th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Janiya Says :

the dental surgeons would need to see an x-ray of your jaw before making any diagnosis , however most dental patients are in a similar position to you, contact your local implant expert.

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