Is there any other type of dental plate other than plastic ones?

Q. Following the removal of two front (upper) teeth, my dentist has informed me that I would not be considered for dental implants because I smoke. She has given me a totally fake looking dental plate which I cannot wear as my mouth feels full of plastic and I keep retching. She has also told me that there is no other type of dental plate. Is this correct?

A. Hi
a dental plate is a dental plate im afraid, even if the plate is more cosmetic it will still cover the palate in some way. if you have treeth which are mobile around it these will continue to deteriorate and the plastic denture is your only option on the nhs.
if you want private options for dentures you can have thin frames, cosmetic teeth, minimal palatal coverage but these are not nhs options.

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  1. Barry says:

    Is there a soft dental plate or soft plate for the roof fo the mouth ?

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  2. Amaya says:

    I have had my right front tooth removed and have had a plate for the last 7years which is causing me issues! I’m paranoid of bad breath and I worrythat it hangs down lower. Also the side metal bits cuts both sides of my cheeks. I would like to know the costs involved to have a fitted tooth. Regards

  3. Elias says:

    Hi there. I am in need of quite a lot of dental treatment but wondered if it is possible to have a 3 tooth flexible plate for my front teeth made andfitted within 14 days as going on holiday. It is my front two teeth miss one then a further tooth. Also need to see the hyginest and have a clean up.Any idea rougly how muuch for this flexible plate and can it be done in time ??. Thank-you.

  4. Jordy says:

    can an upper plate be made without covering the entire palate?

  5. Giana says:

    Yes. However, without a plate it is very unstable, not recommended and will require some form of denture adhesive to help stabilize it. Have you considered dental implants to secure it. A palate is not needed if dental implants are available.

  6. Cory says:

    6 months ago i had a plate fitted cause they had to remove one of my front teath and i also had 4 back teeth on my plate my other 4 front teath are bridged and loose so when i wear my plate it really hurts my front teath they keep filling down my plate but that isn’t working its got to the point that i don’t want to go out,its like wearing a bad pair of fitted shoesi am on the nhs. do you think they should be able to give me an implant on my lost front tooth as i can do without my back teath

  7. Belen says:

    Not sure! Usually you need what we call “posterior support” i.e. back teeth or back implants. Your local dental implant expert should be able to advise you if you are suitable.

  8. Jevon says:

    I currently have a metal plate with 4 teeth at the front and 1 at the back I am interested in getting 4 implants at the front replaced as the plate is no longer an option. The tooth that helps hold my plate in place is rotten so going to have to be removed, do not want to be left toothless. I am a nhs patient and interested in finding out about implants. Four implants would give me confidence and solve the problem with my plate

  9. Giancarlo says:

    Implants sound a good idea to solve your problems, unfortunately they aren’t available on the NHS, expect to pay around £6000 for the front teeth privately

  10. Caitlin says:

    Why don’t you get a bridge to fill the gap?

  11. janet says:

    Hi,I have to have a cyst removed from the front right crowned and posted tooth,i was told to ask my dentist to prepare a plate. do I have a chance of an implant? how much would it cost? also, my dentist just priced me for 3 veneers and the crown (im now losing) to be replaced. how is it best to proceed as i cant pay for all that work at once?

  12. Catherine Purcell says:

    Hi, recently I had a dental plate for two nearside front teeth this was put over an existing bridge. I feel the plate is not fitting properly onto the roof of my mouth. Also feel I have a mouth full of plastic and lisp when I speak. One side of the plate goes up when I chew. As I paid privately I expected the plate to fit like a glove.

    Thank you.

  13. David says:

    hi there, i have one tooth missing each side of my two front teeth, one due to poor dental hygene , the other due to a squash racquet. I am currently private as i have stayed with my dentist after he stopped doing nhs as i trust him implicity. My question is that its beginning to annoy me that i cant smile properly and i am thinking of getting some sort of false teeth put in. A few people have mentioned having some sort of plate whilst others have talked about a bridge..which is best both in terms of teeth and what cost would i be looking at for either option?

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