I’ve got a problem with losing teeth. I lose significantly more teeth than my peers. It’s not my technique. I’m not sure what the problem is, but I need to find a replacement solution. I want to get dental implants, but if they’ll just fall out like my teeth it would cost me too much money to continually replace them. Would dentures be better? I’m in my early thirties, so the idea of dentures is horribly embarrassing.
I understand your concern. If you’re losing more teeth that you should be you’d want to determine why before settling on a treatment. For instance, if you have gum disease, dental implants aren’t even an option. Gum disease causes your teeth to lose support and fall out. The same thing would happen to your implants as well. I’d get a thorough exam by a dentist to see if there’s anything unusual going on.
Another thing to consider is whether or not you’re wearing a mouthguard during your work. Your job is a rather intense sport and you need to protect your teeth from the stress and shock. If you’re not wearing one, that could also be a huge problem.
If you find out that there’s nothing unusual going on other than bad luck, then it’s time to make a decision. While dental implants are just like having natural teeth, they will also get knocked off just like your teeth. And, you’re right, they’re very expensive to replace.
Until the winds of fortune change on you ejecting your pearly whites, you’re better off with dentures or a dental bridge. They don’t cost nearly as much to replace.
Best of luck!
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