Hi, my son had a front bridge which has broken as he’s grown. He had his last one for 10 years and he’s now 24. He has recently tried a denture without success as his new dentist was reluctant to replace the bridge (my son has left home now and is a student and has MS and has a HC2 certificate). He could not eat with the denture having to take it out to eat and it affected his speech, the tiny front tooth snapped off after 3 weeks. The dentist has said it will probably happen again as it’s so fragile. My son was advised he’ll have to pay £150 towards new bridge as HC2 has changed – but we can find no evidence of this – and it’s cosmetic. Is it cosmetic if the back of his adjacent teeth were previously ‘shaved’ to hold his old bridge, are they vulnerable if just left? Or will he have to pay £8000 for implants across all three teeth? Is what this dentist says correct? I will pay the £150 if this is correct as he needs this doing for his well being. Many thanks.
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981