Fixing my bad teeth - where to start?

May 14, 2024
I am 56 and in the UK and have bad teeth and gum disease. I have lost several teeth including an upper canine. I have some bone loss. I had periodontic treatment when I lost the canine and think the remaining teeth are relatively stable although discoloured.
I have a small denture to replace the canine.
I have several missing molar teeth but have all my front upper and lower ones save for the canine.
I am going to be getting some money in a few months and wondered what my options were regarding getting a decent smile makeover. I have seen things like all on 4 but don't think I am bad enough to need that but would need implants and veneers? I see adverts for dentists in Turkey and all that. It's very confusing to know where to go to get decent impartial advice.
There used to be a show on TV called '10 years younger' where they gave people make-overs to make them look younger and this typically involved the kind of dental work I imagine i would need. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Dr M

Verified Dentist
May 31, 2019
Firstly make sure the periodontal disease is stable.
After that you can maybe consider a single implant for the missing canine, if there is enough bone to support it, or consider doing a 3-unit dental bridge.
For the molars, you could also look at implant bridges, but only if the bone supports this. Or consider a more stable chrome cobalt partial denture, which is stronger and more comfortable,


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