Hi, can I replace my 1st molar (which is full of amalgam) with new wisdom teeth? I am 18 years old and my second molar is fine. Does such treatment exist? If so could you tell me of a possible price range and whether I need to go to a specialist (or can my normal dentist do the job)? I have a filling on all 4 first molars, will I be able to replace them all with wisdom teeth? Thanks in advance.
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have three upper teeth on a partial denture, and I really like them. However, I have a tooth on the upper left side that is causing me bother because when I smile the gum is very exposed, making the tooth look smaller and it doesn’t match up with my new teeth. Do you think I could I get it removed and have a bigger false one added to my denture to hide the exposed gum and make it match up with my teeth on the denture? The false teeth are two front and the one next to them is on the right side. I really don’t like the exposed gum on the left side, what can I do about this? Thank you.
For many years I have had false teeth, which from time to time have become cumbersome. Four years ago my dentist recommended that I have implants put in on my lower jaw in the front due the lack of bone at the back. Now I am finding the pins do not work for long and would love to have something more stable and permanent. I am 73 of age can you help. Is it possible to have bone grafting on the bottom jaw at my age. Although I have false teeth on upper jaw which do not give me trouble, but would very much like to have something more permanent and stable. I am terrified of dentists due to childhood experience which nearly cost me my life. Your advice and help will be much appreciated. Thank you
I had my second molar tooth extracted last year. My dentist told me I would have to wait a year before I would be able to have a replacement tooth fitted. I am enquiring about bridges as I really want one fitted because I am worried my teeth might start to separate and I also have difficulty eating on that side of my mouth. I have researched a bit into bridges, but only the third molar tooth next to the gap is healthy, the first molar has a root canal and large filling in place. Is it still possible to have a bridge fitted? I don’t really want implant surgery because I don’t like the idea of nerve damage and dentures sound horrible.
Thanks for any help and advice that you can offer me and I am looking forward to your reply.
Hi, I am 17 years old and I have had a false tooth since late 2010, before that I had a cap on my tooth, but then I got an infection after a root canal and then my tooth snapped off in my sleep. I then got given a temporary tooth on a pallet and I had that for from October 2010 to July 2011, then I got given a tooth which glues onto the next one.
I had no problems at all to until 21st July when it fell out in my sleep, I then got it glued back in on the Friday and it fell out again in my sleep that night. I then went back the following week to get the same thing done and they sent my tooth off, so I had to stick with my tooth on a pallet, but then I had to get a mould of my tooth done so I could have one remade. I then had to wait two/three weeks to get it put back in, I didnt have any problems with this one and I had had it in for a month, but then it fell out in my sleep again, is it possibly that I grind my teeth in my sleep?
Because I am not in a proper dentist, I am in the NHS walk-in-centre, my dentist is only in Tuesdays and Fridays, so sometimes it is hard when my tooth falls out because they could be busy or they might not be open when it falls out, Im really confused on what to do.
What do you suggest that I do? Should I ask my dentist if I can have a screw in tooth? Or am I too young for one of them.. I am 18 years old at the end of the month and I dont really want to have a tooth on a pallet for it..
My lower right 3er molar whit a big metal filling inside, cracked just up to the gum line. The dentist did a porcelain crown on metal. He said he did not want to trim the sides of the tooth too much therefore the porcelain crown border is almost 2mm over the gum line next to the cheek inside, exposing the tooth between the crown border and the gum. Instead the crown border is precisely at the gum line in the other side next to the tongue.
Is not dangerous to leave the tooth exposed between the crown border and the gum line?
Or is it worse to trim more the tooth?.Thank you for any information
My question is to ask how i can find out more information, price et on implants. I lost my 4 front teeth 6 years ago due to accident and iv worn false teeth since. iv had 4 sets of teeth made on the nhs and they fit for about a month then they become loose and its embarrasing when they come loose when talkin with my friends, iv even stopped going out. im so worried i would love to be able to smile again. please please help im only 29 with two young children and i see my confidence going down every day.
I am 20 years old and I recently cracked my baby tooth. I went to the dentist and was told that there is not an adult tooth underneath my current tooth and therefore will need the implant to placed. The tooth is the middle bottom tooth.
How much will it cost to get an implant placed? I checked a local periodontist, and to have one tooth placed it costs Â£2200, which is rather expensive. I am looking for treatment that will cost Â£1500 or less. Furthermore, how long is the whole process from consultation until the end of treatment?
Hello, I am interested in dental bridge work. My 2 front teeth are part porcelain composite, now discoloured. the 2 teeth immediately to the left and right of my front teeth have been extracted and I have been offered a pallet by my dentist which I don’t want. Do you think I would be a suitable candidate for dental bridge work? If so, how much might it cost? My teeth status, is not good lots of non-visible missing teeth. I also suffer acid erosion due to acute gastric problems which is treated. Also I’m am almost 60 years old.Thank you – I live in Liverpool UK
Is my dentist right to be attempting dental implant treatment again after they failed the first time?Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Good Morning Dr Moore,
I embarked on implant treatment in 2003 and had my last six upper teeth removed and eight implants placed. One failed but I have seven which are fine and firmly sited. However, the bridgework (which took many months to get right, both in look and fit) keeps coming loose and I have had to return several times to get them removed and re-cemented in.
The dentist says this may be happening due to my strong bite (I have to wear a night guard because I grind my teeth). My implants are placed around the front section (which he says is normal and that seven implants should be more than enough to support a full top bridge) however, because they kept coming loose he suggested removing the back teeth from the bridge leaving me with ten teeth. He thought that possibly because the bridge was not supported at the back it was rocking and coming loose?
This option has not worked and the bridge came loose within a few months again. I have now had a scan to see if there is sufficient bone further back to place another implant either side.
After looking at the scan he thinks he could place the implants at an angle just in front of where my sinus cavities are? Personally, I was hoping that they would be able to be placed further back creating a secure hold at the back of the bridge therefore allowing no movement. Apparently this is not an option without bone grafting.
Because I had an extremely traumatic time during my initial procedure (it took fourteen months to get everything right) I am obviously apprehensive about embarking on yet more treatment. He seems very confident that it would solve this problem.
Because of the issues I have experienced and also because we have built up a good relationship over the years he says he will do the work at basically cost price ? but it still means me spending in the region of seven thousand pounds (two implants and new bridgework).
He also admits that the angled implants are a new thing and he has never placed them before but is confident. I am concerned because of the proximity to me sinuses. I feel a little lost as obviously I cannot discuss this with anyone qualified to give me advice and found this site online.
Please could you give me your independent view on things? Do you think what is suggested is the best option and is the price fair?
Thank you for your advice