Hi, I saw the work that you did on the lady on This Morning. I have had numerous problems with my top teeth for years – numerous crowns and bridges and now a tooth on a plate. I am 55 years old but have kept myself in fairly good condition on the whole.I am very embarrassed about my teeth. I have never let my partner see me without my teeth in. I have had many problems with my gums also. I have even glued my teeth back in, desperate measures I know, but I was abroad at the time and that seemed the only solution. I have recently given up smoking to help with my health and gums too. I have had a quote for implants which was well out of my means. Please could you help? Many thanks.
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I have a tooth on a plate, it is the third one in from the front. I have had it for a long time but it doesn’t feel as secure as before. I have been advised to have an implant by my dentist, and I can’t have a bridge as the other teeth are not too strong and are filled quite heavily. But I would rather have another single tooth, due to the expense. Is there a procedure where the tooth can be put on with 2 clips attached to the two surrounding teeth, rather than a plate? I would be grateful for any advice.
About 14 months ago I had an epileptic fit where I fell on my face. As a result I fractured one tooth and lost the other.
I began with wanting implants, but could not afford this option. It resulted in having a dental plate which recently led to a Maryland bridge being fitted.
However the bridge has come away three times now. Is there anything else that can be recommended? I have just heard of a Rochette bridge, I am unsure what to do?
Please can you give me some advice. Many thanks.
Hi Doctor Moore,
My brother was involved in a car crash 20 years ago which resulted in him losing his front two teeth and a titanium plate being inserted into the top palette of his mouth. Two front replacement teeth were drilled into the plate by the NHS at that time.
Twenty years later, he is very conscious that his teeth have moved and he now has a large gap between these front two teeth and the teeth on each side of these are crooked, discoloured and overlapping. His bottom teeth could do with some attention also. He does not smoke or have gum disease.
I keep encouraging him to get his teeth sorted but he’s concerned about a few things:
a) How painful or difficult would it be for him to have his teeth reconstructed under these circumstances?
b) The cost – could you give an indication of how much he would need to spend to correct all 4 teeth at the top of his mouth and correct a couple of crooked teeth at the bottom?
c) How long could he expect his teeth to last? He’s worried that, in his words, “once he starts messing”, he’ll have to continually fund replacement of any veneers or false teeth.
Thank you for answering my questions. I think it would transform his life if I could persuade him to take this step.
i am having a dental plate fitted tomorow, what is a dental plate?
It’s a removable false tooth
hi im due to have my tooth taken out at the top on nhs would they fit me a dentle plate in replace for this ?
Dr Sunita Verma
Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344
hi just wanted to know can i have my teeth whitened if i have a plate or would i be better trying to have a bridge made thanks ,
I keep getting infections and needing apicoectomies after breaking my teeth when younger. Should I get implants or just keep taking antibiotics?Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Hi, please can you help. I am a 43 year old female and broke my front teeth when I was 8. Since then I had have 2 lots of crowns on my front 4 teeth and although I have looked after them, I have had extensive problems for approx 20 years with frequent abscesses and have had 5 apicetomy’s over the years. I now have another abscess on my front teeth and have been advised that no further apicetomy’s can be performed and I have the options of either a plate, a bridge or implants. I understand the best option would be implants (albeit very costly), and have been advised that most of my gums would be lost, so astechically they will not look as good as they do right now. How can I be sure though, that after having them taken out and having either implants or a bridge, that another infection will not occur, since 5 apicetomy’s have not stopped subsequent infections and that this would affect my implants or bridge and I may be left with just the option of a plate, which I certainly do not want. If infection is likely to occur again (I have also had abscesses lanced inbetween apicetomys, so have had a LOT of infections), would an option be to leave the teeth as they are and take frequent courses of antiobiotics to keep the infection at bay, since I am in no pain and they look very good. I do not want to pay out a lot of money, only for an injection to re-occur and the implants/bridge be affected. Please can you advise?,
I have been told I am going to need a dental plate, but what is it and what does the procedure involve?Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
I’ve been told by my dentist that when they take my tooth out at the front that they will have to fit a dental plate, what does this involve and is there other options which last longer,
I have Periodontal disease in my gums, which causes a lot of plaque to build up in my lower teath. I have a plate with three teeth in my top teeth, that don’t fit right, that has also pushed two teeth to the left and loosened them. I really want to take the rest of my teeth out. What I want to know is, is the plate my only option for both top and bottom because of the disease, or would I have an option of some kind of implants. It is also annoying to know what kind of insurance to go for to cover me for my treatment. Can you give me advice on what would be the best thing to do?,