I want all my teeth replaced. I have shrinkage of the gums and feel the teeth I have will only get worse if they stay in. I have not been out the house in 2 years because of my teeth but I can’t afford the prices, any advice please? I don’t want to be house bound and would love to enjoy time with my grandkids. I’m only just 40 and sometimes I feel suicidal because of my teeth or feel like taking them out myself. I have a couple snapped off, some have big holes and some are split from top to bottom. I’m now starting to get pains in my bottom gum more than my top. My dentist is an NHS one and they don’t seem to care unless you are paying for treatment.
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Hi, I really need help with my teeth. All my front crowns are coming off and I find it hard to eat food as I’ve lost my confidence. I’m looking for a student dentist because I haven’t got to much money now. Can you recommend anyone? I did try the NHS but they don’t seem to want to help. Can you help? My last dentist got struck off. I need new crowns and I have a front tooth missing and maybe some gum disease. Thank you.
I’m a 20 year old student and very self conscious. My canines broke through my gums on my top rack of teeth because my baby teeth didn’t fall out until late. My right one fell out a few months ago, therefore my canine has lowered into place but is slightly twisted. My left canine hasn’t been able to lower because the baby tooth still hasn’t fallen out. This has led to the canine severely twisting.
All I want is for the final baby tooth to be removed and for my front six teeth (my top incisors and canines) to be straightened. What treatment would I qualify for? How much will it be and is there any extra help for students?
I am 55 and over the past 5 years I have noticed my underbite getting worse! I had a glucose test, it was negative. I need surgery on it. I am getting pain in my jaw,and it’s popping all the time. It gives me headaches .I am very self conscious about it too! It affects my eating and speaking . Should I go back to my dentist for another referral? Or should I go to a GP? I’m getting desperate! My bottom teeth are way in front of my top teeth,
I had my double tooth took out as it split in half. It had a root canal filling in it. the dentist removed that as well. This was 3 weeks ago. I am in terrible pain, so went back to the dentist. They said I had an infection. and put me on antibiotics for 5 days. I am still in agony all around that gum area. I can only eat on one side. I still get a lot of pain round that area. All round there is very sensitive. What should I do?
Hello. I have chipped teeth from an injury, but can teeth be shaped? It is only the tips that need to be filed and whitened.
So my teeth are strong and I do not want veneers, just my shaped and made very white. I want a consultation and to avoid veneers. There is a tooth that would require implants because it broke in half. How much would this cost? I would like great smile, thank you.
I have recently become very concerned about my teeth. I haven’t been to the dentist in 4 years and in that time I haven’t really suffered, but after inspecting my teeth I have noticed that four of my teeth on my lower jaw (the molars) are discoloured and on two of them it is obvious that it is tooth decay (there is black in the crevices). I’m not registered with an NHS dentist but I am on the waiting list (I live in Wales – where it seems to be near impossible to get in to any dentist) and I am not working at the moment so cannot afford private care, is there anything I can do to prevent these cavities from getting worse until I am able to get an appointment for them to be treated? I am also very nervous of any judgment that I may receive when I eventually do get to see a dentist. Any advice that you have would be much appreciated – thank you!
I’m wondering if I could have a screw in tooth
at the front and how much would it cost? I’m unemployed, would I be able to get any help towards the cost? I’m also disabled, I’m getting mobility and personal independence allowence. I’ve had my front tooth pulled out and had a false one placed, but I lost it and am now considering having a screw -in one put in. Would I be able to get any help with expenses from the NHS?
I have paid approximately £10,000 for most of my teeth to have crowns.
The bottom teeth were done last and I had several sets of temporaries to get the bite correct. The bottom finals have gone in but the front 4 teeth are too tall, they are predominant and quite apparent whilst I’m talking. They also point forward quite a lot. This is nothing like the temporaries that were fitted. I’m not comfortable with these teeth. I had them done 10 days ago. What do I do if the dentist makes it difficult for me to change after explaining? I’d really appreciate an opinion from yourself Andrew.
Can I get braces for free if I am on Jobseeker’s Allowance?
I asked my dentist for braces when I was 13 years old. I waited over a year for an appointment to get braces. When I went to attend my appointment, I was told that my appointment was made earlier and a letter was sent to my house. By this time I had moved house so I was not aware of the appointment change. Later I visited my dental surgery and it showed on the computer that my treatment had been done. Later I explained to my dentist and he gave me another appointment but I was told to get my braces done later at the dental hospital. Now I am 20 and receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance.
I have spoken to my dentist and was informed that I have to pay over £4000 to get braces and implants in place of extracted teeth.
Is there any way I can get it for free or get help with the cost as I am not working and it would take me years to save £4000? Thank you for your time.