I’m a 28 year old female and my teeth are really making me feel depressed. I had a few bad experiences when I was young visiting the dentist and often would have to be held down by the other dentists as I was so afraid. I try my best to have regular check-ups but it seems every time I go, I walk away with a big list of work that needs doing. My mouth is just a mass of black, I just hate it. I was told my options were an implant or a denture as my teeth next to it were too brittle to support a bridge. I opted for a denture as I didn’t want to spend that amount of money on 1 implant to sit next to my other bad teeth. When the dentist removed my root canal 2 months ago, she couldn’t get it out and literally had to destroy my gum to get to it. I was left with what I can only describe as an upside down v up my gum! The denture I have is just awful. It covers the entire roof of my mouth and drops down onto my tongue sometimes when I’m eating. I’ve been told I need 2 more root canals on my back teeth both sides. It seems every tooth in my mouth is at a different stage of needing work and I feel it will only be a matter of time before those root canals will fail and I’ll need more implants. My teeth are a little discoloured but apart from my missing front tooth my teeth don’t look that bad from the outside, they are just very brittle, always have been. My question to you is this, I want to have all of my teeth removed and a full set of implants, top and bottom. I’ve discussed this with my dentist and for some reason she won’t entertain the idea, simply telling me its always best to keep your own teeth which I feel is a massive contradiction when she tells me the sheer scale of all the work I need? Financially I can afford to pay for them, I think the price I have seen is around 25k, I have always wanted a perfect, white, bright smile.
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
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