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Teeth
July 12, 2021, 10:41:41 am
Over the last couple of years my teeth have started falling out. I had 3 back teeth come out and the dentist was recommending implants but at £2/3k a tooth I didnít bother and managed fine without.

Last weekend a crown (molar) came out. The dentist has tried twice to cement it back in but itís come out again. Heís suggesting a single denture which is £288 on the nhs and you take it out at night or an implant. Again Iím inclined to do nothing as Iím fine chewing food without it.

Interested in other views. I gather that itís popular to get an implant or a whole set of implants in Hungary relatively cheaply. Tempted to do that when enough have fallen out that it becomes an issue chewing.

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#1 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 11:38:40 am
I broke one of my front teeth when I was about 11. I had it capped, a few years later it became infected and I had to have removed. I had a single denture for a bit before have a bridge fitted, this involves grinding down the teeth at either side capping them with a false tooth in the middle.
This a fairly common procedure but it does seem to common practice to inform you that it will eventually knacker the teeth that are capped.
Which happed in my case they became loose and infected and I had to go back to a bigger denture which was grim.
So I ended up getting implants which were eye wateringly expensive however it has made eating much better and I can eat apples and French bread without wondering where my denture was going to end up.

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#2 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 11:53:38 am
Thanks Webbo - yes heíd mentioned a bridge but that he didnít recommend it.


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#3 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 11:54:29 am
I broke one of my front teeth when I was about 11. I had it capped, a few years later it became infected and I had to have removed. I had a single denture for a bit before have a bridge fitted, this involves grinding down the teeth at either side capping them with a false tooth in the middle.
This a fairly common procedure but it does seem to common practice to inform you that it will eventually knacker the teeth that are capped.

I smashed two front teeth in a bike accident when I was 14 and had them capped. I'm now on my second lot of caps in 34 years (had them replaced maybe a decade ago) and it's all fine so far.

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#4 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 12:03:56 pm
I donít think itís the capping thatís the problem I think it the effect of the bridge on the capped teeth. I think it took about 40 years to go wrong.

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#5 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 12:45:53 pm
I too lost front teeth in a bike accident as a teenager, had them capped and then had another bike accident 6 weeks later knocking them out again! Those crowns have lasted me since, but I expect i'll need to spend more money sooner or later.

Regarding surgery abroad, I have done this and had a non-dental surgery (i'd rather not go into specifics) under general anaesthesia in Poland. No surgery is a pleasant experience but it was at least as good as it would have been in the UK, and cost only 1/4 the price with flights and accommodation included.


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#6 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 01:00:29 pm
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I too lost front teeth in a bike accident as a teenager

Blimey - looks like I got lucky as a kid.

Son 2 has just got a new mtb and is getting adventurous.. might have to look at a full face helmet this weekend!.

Following this thread with interest as my teeth are starting to break all too regularly..  pork crackling is a thing of the past for me.

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#7 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 01:31:20 pm
I had my first tooth out on Friday.
I go to the Charles Clifford teaching hospital in Sheffield.

It became a bit of an epic extracting it - tooth kept fracturing - and I sort of wished I'd not bothered, but I'd been told it wasn't a case of if the dead tooth became a problem, but when.
Gum is still sore this a.m. Probably my fault. I'd been told not to exercise, to assist healing..

Really interesting to hear about the surgery options overseas, though not worth bothering with at the moment.

Bridge didn't sound good - due to likelihood of damage to the other teeth. I'd damaged the tooth I had removed, and didn't speak to anyone about the "wobbly bit" until I realised food was getting trapped.

We could all hire a bus and go on an old farts trip to Poland together.




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#8 Re: Teeth
July 12, 2021, 03:04:40 pm
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I too lost front teeth in a bike accident as a teenager


Son 2 has just got a new mtb and is getting adventurous.. might have to look at a full face helmet this weekend!.


Absolutely! It's only a matter of time until they get dumped on their head, unfortunately. Look into MIPS technology or similar too. People will argue over it's necessity, but there's evidence it reduces rotational forces upon impact and therefore concussions, so it's worth paying a few quid more for.

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#9 Re: Teeth
July 13, 2021, 10:18:41 am

Interested in other views. I gather that itís popular to get an implant or a whole set of implants in Hungary relatively cheaply. Tempted to do that when enough have fallen out that it becomes an issue chewing.

You goes abroad, you takes your chances. I would say due diligence and governance is lacking in some European countries. Seem some terrible iatrogenic injuries caused in people gong this route.

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#10 Re: Teeth
July 13, 2021, 11:07:39 am
+1 to above.
I work at a very good dental/implant clinic and we've had to sort out the messes caused by cheap overseas dental implant providers several times. Worst one we had was a chap who had had implants in Bulgaria, they had gone straight into the nerve and he had facial paralysis for the rest of his life.... The other big issue is that it's a pain in the backside if you have any complications with the treatment - it's a right faff having to fly to another country every time you need an appointment. Probably costs more in the long run.

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#11 Re: Teeth
July 13, 2021, 11:17:36 am
If it's a pain in the backside from dental work, something must have gone seriously wrong! :)

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#12 Re: Teeth
July 13, 2021, 01:06:22 pm
Worst one we had was a chap who had had implants in Bulgaria, they had gone straight into the nerve and he had facial paralysis for the rest of his life....

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#13 Re: Teeth
July 13, 2021, 02:15:17 pm
Years ago a guy I used to know got his eyes lasered on the cheap as part of a trip to (I think) Colombia. Seemed to go OK but he said it was a bit of a scary experience and his eyes were held open by what seemed to be wooden toothpicks.

A minor point but having certain operations abroad rules you out of being able to give blood.

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#14 Re: Teeth
July 07, 2022, 07:47:27 pm
Thread resurrection!
Interested in people's knowledge/experience of dental implants.
My NHS dentist has recommended that I have a decaying/breaking tooth extracted and replaced with an implant. The implant would be private and cost around £2000  :'(. Apparently not having the gap filled with an implant runs the risk of teeth shifting and causing more problems, but I know several folk that haven't had such issues years after extractions. I'd rather not shell out all that money if its not really worth it.

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#15 Re: Teeth
July 07, 2022, 08:03:23 pm
Which tooth is it fellla? Give me the details and Iíll give you your answer Ö..

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#16 Re: Teeth
July 07, 2022, 08:17:58 pm
Top left, 2nd molar from the front. Or 3rd molar from the back...

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#17 Re: Teeth
July 07, 2022, 08:28:27 pm
I had to have a tooth removed due to it being too rotten / infected for a root canal. It was a dirty great big molar (lower jaw, 3rd from back, so 1st molar).

I was recommended at the time to consider getting an implant due to risk of other teeth shifting and causing issues, but chose instead to leave it be and see how it went.

3 years later and so far so good, other teeth have not shifted and no signs of uneven wear. Also as itís a molar it not really cosmetically significant.

So from my experience, bearing in mind sample group of 1, plus Iím-not-a-dentist, Iíd be tempted to see how it goes. Have regular check ups and it looks to be becoming an issue, then worry about it then.

Also as an aside, if your going to get an infected cavity in a molar, donít do it on Christmas Eve, by the time the dentist reopens after new year, it will be so swollen and infected youíll need and additional week of antibiotics before they can treat it, by which time it will be too far gone for a root canal.

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#18 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 08:05:25 am
I had my bottom two front teeth replaced with an implant over ten years ago. They were going to fall out eventually from the delayed effect of a smack in the mouth that I received when I was a lad. I went for the implant because they were in such a prominent position. The procedure was a bit of a faff, with a few visits to the dentist, but pain-free and trouble-free. From the perspective of someone who knows nothing about dentistry, it did seem pretty involved, and I'd think twice before getting someone to stick a titanium screw into my jaw on the cheap. Cosmetically, they are indistinguishable from the adjacent teeth and haven't given me any problems so far. They are, however, the third-most expensive thing I own and the resale prospects are not great.

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#19 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 08:36:13 am
Teeth

English Teeth, English Teeth!
Shining in the sun
A part of British heritage
Aye, each and every one.
English Teeth, Happy Teeth!
Always having fun
Clamping down on bits of fish
And sausages half done.
English Teeth! HEROES' Teeth!
Hear them click! and clack!
Let's sing a song of praise to them -
Three Cheers for the Brown Grey and Black.
(Spike Milligan)

Following with interest as I have no upper right molars and one of the upper left isnít in great shape.

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#20 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 08:45:26 am
Already four down and cracked an upper molar in half on Tuesday when inadvertently biting hard on a pomegranate seed. Half removed on Wednesday and the remaining half bolstered but suspect it wonít last that long. Losing teeth makes me feel old  :'(

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#21 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 09:29:16 am
Top left, 2nd molar from the front. Or 3rd molar from the back...


You donít need to replace to stop shiftingÖthatís a sales line. Only need to do it if you donít like the idea of a gap.

Did they tell youÖ.you can have root canal therapy and a crown on the nhs for a 10th of the priceÖor have you already had thatÖ. :shrug:

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#22 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 09:47:58 am
I've already had root canal therapy on it. It was on the follow-up visit (to fill the large hole?) that I was told it was best to remove and implant.
Thanks for the advice. Im starting to think the implant isn't really necessary. Not that I don't trust you Snoops, but d'you mind if I ask, are you a dentist?

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#23 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 09:54:57 am
Omf surgeonÖso yeah would like to think Iím giving kosher advice   :thumbsup:

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#24 Re: Teeth
July 08, 2022, 11:22:09 am
Ah, grand. Thanks. Really useful.
Unsurprisingly, a quick Google search just comes up with dentists that perform implants saying how necessary they are!

 

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