Oral Health

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Posted by: Frances | 2010/11/23

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FILLINGS FALLING OUT, TEETH BREAKING

I have done my utmost to hang onto my teeth (I am 55 years old) as as a child/teenager had constant problems and had a lot of extractions. The dentist told my parents that I would have to have dentures by the age of 16! This was not due to neglect as my sister has very good strong teeth with few problems with the same dental hygiene. However, recently many of my large fillings at the back of my mouth are falling out leaving very little tooth behind. I have been too ashamed to go to a dentist and have no medical aid to assist with major work. Is there any point in trying to save my remaining good teeth which are all in the front? With no medical aid and very little money, what would be my best option?

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Oral health expert

without seeing you it is difficult to say. often it is best to retain natural teeth as support for dentures.
Visit your local dental clinic and have a checkup and advice on dentures.

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Posted by: Dental Expert | 2010/11/23

without seeing you it is difficult to say. often it is best to retain natural teeth as support for dentures.
Visit your local dental clinic and have a checkup and advice on dentures.

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