My false tooth keeps falling out, why do you think this is and what should I do about it?

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..

It sounds like you might be grinding your teeth at night. As for a screw in tooth (a dental implant) you will need to pay separately for this as they are not available on the NHS. Maybe seek advice from another dentist 1st to see what all your options are.
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October 5th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
linda goodchild Says :

l have only 6 front teeth, the rest are dentures, l cant keep them in, they make me feel sick, and the only way to keep them in is loads of denture glue, l have heart problems, and l am nearly sixty, is there any way l can get help on the nhs, as l am on low income. my bottom gum has nearly dissappeared so rarely wear my teeth now, and it is effectting my social life

January 17th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Carol Willis Says :

I had a dental implant in 2010, it was one of my top front teeth, the crown has come off the post, the dental surgeon that did the procedure has now retired, he said the implant would outlast me, I contacted the dentist that has taken over the practice, he cemented the crown back on but said that crowns do not last that long and that it would come off again, it did, 3 hours later, I paid £1500 for the procedure, the new dentist has said that the post is too short and that I need more work at the back to support the front tooth, I dont have any faith in him considering that my tooth fell out again after 3 hours, should the implant last more than 2 years? do you have any advice?

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Jorden Says :

10 years ago I was advised by my NHS dentiest to have gold crowns fitted to my 2 front teeth. He perfroced this work privately at the cost of about £350 per tooth. A few weeks ago, one crown fell out, the current dentist at the same practice told me the root had broken and I should ahve a plate fitted. Today, I got the plate but the dentist kept the gold crown (porceline covered of course). Mt question is, should he have given me back my gold crown or provided some discount for the gold contined in it?

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Kourtney Says :

For hygiene reasons they are disposed of by the practice . If you wanted it you should have asked for it. I can assure you the value of the gold in the crown will not allow the dentist to retire anytime soon.

February 19th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Edgar Says :

Why didn’t my permanent crown fit when I went back after two weeks to get it put in?

February 19th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Wade Says :

When a dentist takes a mould of your tooth and it is made into a model by the technician , there are lots of stages where errors may creep in . I get the occasional crown back from the lab that is not perfect , and has to be remade . Its not unusual but its inconvenient for the patient , and I hope it comes right next time

April 8th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
daniel Says :

ive been to dentist my whole life , my mouth is full of crowns ive had for 35 yrs .and never lost one except for the dentist i went to last year , lets call him larry cause ive already been to curly and moe, its hard to find a good dentist that really knows his stuff.some are like the doctors that leave instruments in people after they operate.well dr larry sent me to a dentist that did root canals cause he didnt know how. she said she thought my tooth was rotten under my cap and it would be a waste of money to do a root canal so i went back to larry, since it was 3 teeth one dummy tooth in the middle of the crowns.. he cut 2 teeth apart and i had the tooth extracted by a third dentist cause he didnt know how to pull it, ok so iam slow catching on.. well i lost 2 teeth that day and when they pulled it it was the cleanest tooth ive seen no cavity in it .this all started because my tooth got infected but another dentist told me my sinus cavity was really close to my back tooth and that may have been my problem i had a infected sinus which started it all… i dont get upset too much cause they could of been surgeons operating on me .

April 11th, 2015 at 08:47 PM
Stephen Says :

Hello I have a single false tooth in the front, it seem’s to be slightly moving when I eat, my gum is bit sore, has this got anything to do with the tooth moving. I also wanted to know what happens if the false tooth falls could it be but straight back in ? Thank you

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