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what can you do about messed up teeth? help please!

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I know some people are gonna bash but I need help. My teeth are horrible and ruined. I've had probably 8 pulled already and at least six more that need to be pulled. Luckily they have been in the back of my mouth...until now :(. My two front teeth have been getting worse and worse and this morning one broke completely in half.....so now there's a half tooth and a huge gap in between. I am so embarrassed. And before anyone says anything, I took care of my teeth my entire life. Never had a cavity at all until I was 18 but then I got pregnant with mt first child, and they have went to shit since then and the Dr says its because my body was lacking so many vitamins. Now four kids later, they are really bad and I can't smile at all and never take pics with my kids.
We don't have a ton of money so what is something I can do for my teeth? I really don't want to pull them all and get dentures. I've heard about the teeth that they screw in or something, how much would that be? Is there any other alternative to getting my teeth fixed?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Replies (11-20):
EvilAsh
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Your best bet would be to get them pulled and get dentures in. Sometimes it really isn't your fault for having bad teeth, don't feel so bad. Pregnancy can make teeth bad sometimes, also genetics. My half brother has dentures and he's 24. His teeth rotted out of his head, same happened to our father.

KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM

 I don't know of something that wouldn't be costly, so here's a bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Veneers would not be useful anyway with missing and broken teeth.


She waited too long instead of taking care of it qwhen it started and going for annual checkups.  Now every option will be thousands of dollars.  Pulling the rest and getting false teeth could be $5000.

Quoting tossed:


But, a mouthful of implants and veneers is from $20-50,000 on how extensive the treatment plan. That is just out of reach for most people.

Quoting Anonymous:


You could probably save what is left by having root canals and caps, but that is costly.  You could have implants, which would require a visit to the cosmetic dentist that performs implants.

Other than that, your only option is false teeth.  I'd go the implant route since they can do your whole mouth in a day.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:47 AM


It costs different amounts in different areas of the country.  I would go in for an evaluation with a local dentist.  If you had a calcium deficiency, your jawbone may not even be able to take implants.  So you need someone qualified to provide your options.  Many have payment plans or financing in this area.

Quoting Anonymous:

So do you have to do your whole mouth or can you just do like 16 ? So then it'll just b eight on top and eight on bottom...and how much would you say that cost with getting the teeth pulled too?

Quoting Anonymous:

You could probably save what is left by having root canals and caps, but that is costly.  You could have implants, which would require a visit to the cosmetic dentist that performs implants.

Other than that, your only option is false teeth.  I'd go the implant route since they can do your whole mouth in a day.


JDmommyJD
by the sauce is boss on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM
I believe they still also work on the bottom.

They will give you the option of fixed or not. Fixed, is not removable.


Quoting Anonymous:

Could you have that done to the bottom ones too or only the top? And do they stay In place or can they come out? I just hate the idea of being 25 and my teeth being able to come out lol.



Quoting JDmommyJD:

Dental implants will cost you about $3000 per tooth, in the end. You could go the denture route, which is cheapest. Another option is a fixed partial, or bridge. Fake teeth, fixed in place....but not implanted. The bridge will run you around 3000 as well, but unlike an implant, its for all the top teeth...not one.
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RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM

unfortunately, i'd get them all yanked and get dentures.  

We have crappy dental coverage and not much spare money.  It would cost far more than we could afford to get root canals, caps, crowns, implants and whatnot, and those things could still fail and you'd need to put more money into it.  Getting them pulled is sooooo much cheaper and dentures are far more affordable.

My DH already had his top done and his bottom will likely be in the next year or so.  Luckily my teeth are holding on, but I'm not going to go to any great lengths to try to keep any that go bad, should that happen.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM

You are referring to implants ("screw in") which are basically prosthetic teeth. They can be costly unless you go to a place like a learning institution, ie. dental school. Students are now being taught how to restore implants before they graduate. Restore is basically placing a crown on the implant that was placed by a specialist (periodontist). Although these are not cheap in private practice (starting at $2,000 for the implant alone, the crown is a separate cost), dental schools tend to lower their fees so that students can find patients that are willing to consider implants an option to replace missing teeth.  

Don't look backwards, all you can do now is work with what you have. Coulda, shoulda, woulda, this way of thinking won't help you move forward. Go to a dentist, have them do an exam and tell you what all you need to have done. Ask the dentist for ALL of your options. Don't be intimidated nor discouraged. If you don't like that dentist, go elsewhere. In fact,  your best bet is to consider a dentist that was referred to you by a friend or family member. OR at a dental school where the fees are reduced.

Good luck

AllieReed
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

You are thinking of implants & it's about $4,500 for one tooth. Unless you have plenty of money, your best bet is going to be dentures. It sounds like you're missing too many for a partial.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

 


Quoting Anonymous:

 

You could probably save what is left by having root canals and caps, but that is costly.  You could have implants, which would require a visit to the cosmetic dentist that performs implants.

Other than that, your only option is false teeth.  I'd go the implant route since they can do your whole mouth in a day.

This is not necessarily true. The process is longer than a day. Your gums/bone have to heal after the initial placement of an implant before you can receive a crown. Sometimes this can take 6-8wks.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM


This is old info.  There is a new way of doing implants that allow you to go home the same day with a full set that have the crowns.  This is why I say you need professional advice.  

Check the ClearChoice website and they describe the advances that allow same day options.  Full mouth options range from $4,000-$40,000.  You'd probably want the "all on 4" treatment.   They can do top and bottom with just 4 posts on each.

ClearChoice

Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting Anonymous:


You could probably save what is left by having root canals and caps, but that is costly.  You could have implants, which would require a visit to the cosmetic dentist that performs implants.

Other than that, your only option is false teeth.  I'd go the implant route since they can do your whole mouth in a day.

This is not necessarily true. The process is longer than a day. Your gums/bone have to heal after the initial placement of an implant before you can receive a crown. Sometimes this can take 6-8wks. 


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