Our dentist has suggested dental implants for my wife who is 70 years of age. Dentist says that her gums are in good shape and will hold the implants. She needs three implants in upper and lower gums. My concern is age and post-menoposal stage. Howevere she has no bad post-monoposal signs and symptoms and not diabetic. What do you advise? We know our dentist for long time and trust him but I am looking for second opinion as the procedure is costly.
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hi i am very scared about needles and dentists and im worried about sedation i have never had it before ive been reffered by my dentist beause i have got to have my wisdom teeth out and just wanted to know if sedation means that im put to sleep or im still awake. And is there any other way of sedation then having a needle because i really dont like them and how long does sedation last and will it make me feel ill. if you could answer my question i would be very greatful.
my tooth(milk) is half broken since i was 15 years old and i did not go to a dentist at that time. it is now decaying and stinking,i am an university student and i have to do a lot of presentations and my tooth is causing a problem since the half broken teeth is found in the front of my mouth and it is visible. what i would like to know is that, can permanent tooth be grown at the age of 20?i still got my milk tooth and it is decaying. so will my permanent tooth grow when i will remove the milk tooth at this age or will i have to replace a tooth? Everyone is suggesting me to replace the one tooth. the dental implants is costing a lot and your advice would be a great help to me. Thanks in advance
12 years ago I had an accident where I came off of my bike and chipped the corner off of my left front tooth. I had a cap placed onto the end to re-build the tooth, and for a while it looked like my natural tooth, but it has now discoloured and the line where my original tooth broke off is very visible. I am now looking into getting my tooth re-done, but don’t know what route to go down for a natural long-term finish (i.e. cap, crown, veneer or something else??), as I am already very self-conscious of my tooth.
Any suggestions would be grateful.
X-rays show a black spot near the nerve of my tooth suffering from decay, can this affect the results of root canal treatment?Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
I have a front tooth decay, which I had filled with no immediate issues . The tooth was sensitive for a while when one day pain alleviated and the gum below the teeth started to swell up. the dentist here took a few xrays of it and asked whether I wanted to go with root canal treatment. However in the xray near the nerve of the tooth (nerve in the upper part of the tooth and beneath the gums), we could see a black spot. Taking this black spot into consideration do you think normal root canal treatment can go ahead or should i consult a specialist to assess before procedure with the root canal treatment.
Thankyou very much in advance
hiya there, i have a very large gap between my 2 front teeth and as far as i know i have always had it there. i dont really understand why its there, i always assumed it would close as i grew, what options do i have? i really hate it though and just wondered if it can be fixed and if so how much it would cost and what i need to have done ie: would it be more than one treatment or a course etc etc. would i need cosmetic dentistry or could i get it done at my normal dentist? if the treatment is costly can it be paid off in instalments or do you need to pay all upfront? thank you very much
I am a 48 yr old woman who has MS and due to lots of steroids over the past 19 yearsI have lost some of my bone density in my gums resulting in the ‘falling out’ of teeth. I have 4 crowns at the top front of my mouth but 1 of these rods in my gum has now broken leaving me with a protruding crown. My confidence to talk has gone & I don’t smile open mouthed anymore or if I do I cover my mouth with my hands…PLEASE HELP, as my dentist says that the only solution is to remove it and put it on a plate which I have for the loss of back teeth which I have lost but the plate is not worn as I cannot eat with it in place, and it makes me lisp. I have also asked whether it is an option to have them all removed and dentures but he has said that the teeth I have left (7 top 11 bottom) are too healthy to remove.
Hi I would like some advice, I am 27 yrs old and stil have 2 baby teeth on my top row, however my adult teeth which should have pushed these out have grown further back from where they should have. These teeth are almost all through therefore I feel I have 2 rows of teeth and am self conscious, what would you recommend would be my best option as I am gettin married in may 2013 and would like to feel more confident.
My wife has a 7mm overbit and slightlyl produding two front teeth,she does not have large gaps or crooked teeth, she visited the local Orthodontic practice, paid Â£150 and was advised to have Ceramic Braces top and bottom for Â£3000, with two upper extractions(one an old Crown). Invisilgn was ruled out as less effective.She visited her Dentist to have the extraction and was advised they could fit a Brace (Inman Aligner??)top and bottom, no extraction but file the teeth giving an almost as good a result in 4 months, Â£2400, she did not have extractions as she needed to think.Neither practice provides the treatment the other does and neither mentioned a lingual Brace (ingognito?). We now do not know what to do. She is slightly worried about the conspiciousness of the Ceramic train tracks, particularly on the bottom,but if the Inman aligner is less effective then why not opt for Invisilign, alternatively is an Incognito Lingual brace going to cost more than the Â£3000 for ceramic train tracks, we may have to pay another Â£150 just to find out!! Any advice more than welcome.
Hi Sunita Verma,
i have a little problem and need a solution please. few years ago i had braces for 2 years when i was studying at my secondary school, but somehow over the years after my treatment my teeth have starated to come back out and this has caused a little gap in my front two teeth which is becoming wide. i am currently in university and was wondering if i could get braces again but would i have to pay now? if so, how much would it cost? also how long would this process take?
Thank you for your time