Are there any clinical trials for implants/crowns that I could take part in?

Q. I have bad enamel erosion on my teeth which started to appear when I was a teenager. I had extensive orthodontic treatment and once my braces were removed my orthodontist noticed how much erosion there had been where my teeth were not covered with my braces. My sister’s teeth are in a similar condition and we were both sent for numerous tests to check the acidity of our saliva but with no conclusive results. The erosion has steadied but I still notice my teeth shrinking. Each time I visit a new dentist they are shocked at the state of my teeth and ask if I have been bulimic or been a drug user. I haven’t but I can tell that they never believe me. I had one specialist suggest that it may have been caused by acid reflux. Whatever the cause, my teeth are not in great condition, they are straight from the orthodontics but are stained from lack of enamel and eroded. I feel uncomfortable smiling and never open my mouth when smiling in photos. I was told by one specialist that I saw that I would have to eventually have to have all of my teeth crowned. I would love to have this work done but there is no way that I am able to afford it. I attempted to pursue treatment through the NHS but they do not recognise it as essential yet. Are there any dentists or clinics that can provide treatments in installments to make it more affordable? Is it worth travelling to another country to seek treatment? Are there any clinical trials for implants/crowns that I could take part in? I would really appreciate any advice that you could give me. Thank you

A. I would say your best bet is to ask your dentist to refer you to a dental hospital where they might be able to provide the treatment free of charge

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  1. william robinson says:

    is there anywhere that they do free implant trials, as I cant afford it, and cant get credit. Iam so unhappy in my life, I dont smile have not eaten a decent meal in 20 years, I had bad gum decise as a child, please help me you can, iam so,so sad, yours hopefully william robinson

  2. gervais kouko says:

    i would like to take part in any dental implants trials

    please let me know if you need people

  3. william robinson says:

    please let me know if there are any trials for implants?

  4. Olivia says:

    can i take part on any dental implant trial ? i can not smile as i have 7 teeth taken out .but i do not have the money to replace them this is why i would like to take part in any trial which can benefit me.in the past i tried to get a loan for the implants but it was refused.i even consider to go abroad but still i need a lot of money wich i can still not afford ,please if you know any implants trial clinic could you please pass them my details so the can contact me.

  5. Brian says:

    Your best bet will be to try a search of the local teaching hospitals but just to warn you the places are few and far between, you may have to settle for a denture until you can afford the implants.

  6. Gonzalo says:

    I’m considering having a tooth removed in order to replace it with a smaller one in a better position (foraesthetic purposes). Thanks.

  7. Madalynn says:

    Hi, I need to have my top teeth replaced as 90% are missing/damaged/on there way to breaking. Implants are out of my price range so i feel dentures will be the only option left for me. I would rather implants but its to the point where i cannot eat or sleep out of fear they will break, i cannot talto people so it is effecting my work and life in other areas. How much do dentures start at and what would my options be? Unfortunatly money is very tight, i have applied for a medical card but do not know if you accept thisif it is granted?

  8. Adnan Bahsoon says:

    Well, i think i have to join the que here, and do not want to make it so dramatic to say that i am prepared to join any implant trials that will make me smile again

  9. catherine clements says:

    I would like to take part as my teeth are not astrong as they used to be and would like them to look slightely better.

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