I have lost two teeth but can’t afford implants, what can I do?

Q.
Hello Mr moore, back in 2009 when i fell pregnant i had a tooth fall out, so i took a trip to the dentist and was told nothing could be done till after the birth my child, however the dentist was new and alittle rough in handling me, and i was slightly put off, therefore i didnt return for some months, however after yet another tooth fell out i went back, because you see both teeth were baby teeth so there was nothing there to replace them. so i was offered dentures but im only young, i asked for the alternative which i was told are implants but it would cost me £3000 in total for both. But i can’t afford that, i’m a full time student with a small child. is there no way of getting them done for free on nhs or at least cheaper. this is really affecting me now as i have two gaps on either side of my mouth. i wasnt warned that this could happen to me, as id attended the same dental practice for years, they even fitted me with a strange brace when i was 15yrs old, that i was suppose to tighten every week with this little metal key, however the plastic bridge was so thick and sat on my tongue when fitted in my mouth i would gag everytime i tried to talk therefore couldnt wear it. i was told they would fit me with another one and never did. They were meant to close the gaps. I just dont know what to do.. help.
A.
You’ll need to look into a more cost effective alternative. Ask your dentist about adhesive Maryland bridges, you might be a suitable candidate for this treatment
dr andrew moore

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September 9th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
James Lloyd Says :

Hi there, you might be best off contacting your nearest dental hospital/university – all treatments are carried out on the NHS without patient charges. Implants are available in select cases on the NHS, which you might be eligible for. Alternatively, as Dr Moore suggested adhesive bridges could be an option which will also be available from a dental hospital. Hope that helps! James.

August 28th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Liewsinyee Says :

good tips on flossing I can’t go to bed wuthoit flossing first as important and vital as any other personal hygiene habits!! Found great floss on sale at BigLots: Reach Ultraclean, Reach cleanpaste, and Reach Clean-Burst all very refreshing and bright.’

September 28th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Rey Says :

Dr Moore. I have heard many times the importance of flossing, even when we are supposed to learn the proper flossing techniques, honestly speaking, gums often bleed. Given this problem, I purchased a wide syringe with its needle. I fill it with water and taking care of not hurting my gums with the needle, I clean with water between my molars (like the waterpik, but with more pressure). Do you think this pressure water technique equals or can replace the damaging floss on gums? Thank you.

September 28th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Danna Says :

It will definitley help especially if you use a mouthwash in there instead of water, floss is more mechanical so will give you that extra clean

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