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Since the birth of my second daughter I have had many problems with my teeth (she is almost 5). Whilst most of my back teeth are ok (wisdom teeth have been extracted), my front teeth are in a very bad way. In 2011 I was sedated by my dentist, I had upper left 1 & 2 extracted and replaced with implants and some sort of composite built up to a sort of tooth shape, upper right 1, 2 & 3 all had fillings, which have fell out several times and the decay has got worse, upper right 2 has nearly half a tooth missing. Upper left 3 is ok and upper left 4 has gone following root canal and the tooth breaking off after. Lower left 1, 2 & 3 and lower right 1,2 & 3 all have buckle caries, again the fillings fall out every 2 months. Upper right 1 is starting to break at the sides and chips are occurring on the front face of the tooth and upper right 3 has a quarter of tooth broken off. I am wondering if I am able to request all those affected teeth to be crowned on the nhs, as the fillings fall out so often and it is causing my dental health to worsen, wouldn’t a crown be a better solution? I am only 26 and have been suffering for 5 years with my teeth, they are making my life a misery, I am ashamed of myself and will barely open my mouth in public unless absolutely necessary and i cannot bite using front teeth as it is painful and sometimes causes bits of teeth to break off. I struggle to bite through soft food like sandwiches! I am due to go to a new dentist in 2 weeks and needed your advice as to whether I can request the crowns to help solve this awful situation!

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Asked on 19/04/2014 12:00 am
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If your fillings are failing due to caries (dental decay) then it is likely that your consumption of sugars (often hidden in many foods and drinks) between meals may be to blame. It may also be that fillings provided under sedation are not as well finished as those that can be done on a cooperative patient.
Crowns are an option so long as the tooth is not too fragile but your dentist will be paid the same for providing many as he will for one only as the NHS system is flawed and does not reward using quality laboratories

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