- Nov 21, 2022
Hello all, I need help but don’t know what kind of help, I have felt a lot of shame and embarrassment regarding my teeth since the age of 11 years, someone threw a large brick at me which hit my head and face, I was in hospital for weeks with a fractured skull and damaged teeth, I ended up with an upper plate with 2 false teeth and a lower with 1 tooth. I couldn’t wear the lower as it was too painful so I just left it out most of the time. I have a memory of my upper plate falling out at playtime at school in front of my friends, hence the intense Shane snd embarrassment. During my teenage years I was forced to attend the dental practice but my dentist was cruel and unsympathetic to my needs, since becoming an adult I have only attended a dental practice if I was in acute pain and can only attend if I am sedated, I am now over 60 years and can only see a future of losing all my teeth and having a complete set of dentures, I have been considering implants but don’t believe I have enough health bone. I lost my smile when I was 11 and would dearly like to have it back one day, I’m wondering what other peoples opinions are regarding implants, and if it can’t be done in one day how to cope with no teeth while you’re waiting.