All I Want for Christmas is My FOUR Front Teeth!
I was just recently told I would need four upper implants, #7 through 10.
One tooth became loose and infected after hitting a plate glass door face first.
It never tightened and the periodontist says there is quite a bit of bone loss, I think I heard him say 70%. The front tooth next to it has some loss as well (30%) and the laterals next to each front tooth have rotated vertically so they are sideways.
This has all come as a shock. Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't understand why all four have to be done. The sideways teeth are tight. Why should those be pulled and replaced with implants if they are still tight?
I could use some feedback if anyone has any. What do you do in the meantime to eat? How can you eat with no front teeth? I need something a bit more substantial than a "flipper" as I attend business dinners and can't be taking out my teeth. Actually shock has now been replaced by fear and panic is close behind.