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Old 20-04-2008, 11:14
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I lost my false tooth yesterday - down a drain - don't ask!
I now have no front tooth, very embarassing - no way can I go to work tomorrow! What I wanted to know is, can an emergency tooth be made very quickly (in a day) to cover this hideous gap? Any advice appreciated after a sleepless night of worrying, thank you
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:18
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I would say no cos they will have to make the imprint then send it off to be made and with the waiting time to even get into a dentist nowadays is bloody weeks i really cannot see them doing all that in 1 day!!
Get yaself into work its only a tooth stop being so vain!!
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:25
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No it takes about a week although, as your tooth was false anyway, it may be a little faster as they won't have to make new impressions.

I understand how you feel about not going to work but if you have nice, understanding colleagues and make light of the situation I'm sure you'll be fine
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:25
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What sort of tooth was it?

If it was a denture it is unlikely that you will get one within a day because (from my experience). You will have to get new impressions done, it will be made in temporary material, the fit checked and then the actual tooth made. If you have recent impressions this process may be speeded up, but it will still take several appointments and depend on the lab workload and turnover time, and when the dentist can fit you in.

Is it a single tooth? Do people at work know about it or do you work with the public? A gap is not the end of the world and worth losing pay over. If you go to work at least you will be able to pay the dentist.
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:28
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What sort of tooth was it?

If it was a denture it is unlikely that you will get one within a day because (from my experience). You will have to get new impressions done, it will be made in temporary material, the fit checked and then the actual tooth made. If you have recent impressions this process may be speeded up, but it will still take several appointments and depend on the lab workload and turnover time, and when the dentist can fit you in.

Is it a single tooth? Do people at work know about it or do you work with the public? A gap is not the end of the world and worth losing pay over. If you go to work at least you will be able to pay the dentist.
I took exactly a week for my 17 year old son to have his made (from having the impressions done to getting the tooth fitted) when he lost his front tooth after being assaulted.

The poor devil had to go to his Saturday job the next day with a black eye and a missing tooth - and he works in a supermarket! No-one said anything though, they were all very understanding.
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:34
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I took exactly a week for my 17 year old son to have his made (from having the impressions done to getting the tooth fitted) when he lost his front tooth after being assaulted.

The poor devil had to go to his Saturday job the next day with a black eye and a missing tooth - and he works in a supermarket! No-one said anything though, they were all very understanding.
That was a brave thing for him to do. People can be funny about things like that. I did something similar - came off my bicycle on a roundabout and lost my front tooth (nearly teeth). Some people at work were fine, others could not look at me. The stitches on my chin finished the black split lip look off nicely. I found that my tooth was sorted out rather swiftly!
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Old 20-04-2008, 11:42
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What sort of tooth was it?

If it was a crown then you will find the dentist will have a box of temporary crowns which come in all shapes and sizes! He fitted one to replace a broken crown in the front of my mouth while the new permanent crown was being manufactured.

If it's a denture then I'm not too sure.

Best thing, give your dentist a call!
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Old 20-04-2008, 12:53
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It was a denture that had others on the side, of which i am not bothered for now - Have just found a site which says Emergency Dentures made, is a denture design studio near me, so think will make a visit there, with my credit card. Hoping it can be done in a day! I work in a school, so I would scare the younger children and give the older ones a laugh, my mum laughs because I cant pronounce words properly.
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Old 20-04-2008, 13:03
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Old 20-04-2008, 13:05
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Lol, is a frightening sight I can assure you!
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Old 20-04-2008, 14:49
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It was a denture that had others on the side, of which i am not bothered for now - Have just found a site which says Emergency Dentures made, is a denture design studio near me, so think will make a visit there, with my credit card. Hoping it can be done in a day! I work in a school, so I would scare the younger children and give the older ones a laugh, my mum laughs because I cant pronounce words properly.
Just a word of caution about those sort of places. I looked into one near me for a replacement 1 tooth plate for my mum. They quoted her almost 300 for a "basic" style.

I thought that was hideously expensive and went trawling through the yellow pages. I called our local dental laborotary ( which does all the crowns, dentures, veneers etc for the local dentist surgeries) and he saw her straight away, took an impression on the Monday, and the next day she went back to collect it. He checked the fit and that the colour was properly matched.

................60. He said never, ever to go to those places (and especially to avoid the ones that come to your home), as the ones in his experience were ones who had worked in dental labs, branched out on their own, and saw a profit was to be made!!!!

Only his experience mind, but the difference spoke for itself........good luck!

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Old 20-04-2008, 14:57
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Old 20-04-2008, 15:35
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Old 20-04-2008, 15:39
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Old 20-04-2008, 16:01
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Old 20-04-2008, 16:02
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Just a word of caution about those sort of places. I looked into one near me for a replacement 1 tooth plate for my mum. They quoted her almost 300 for a "basic" style.

I thought that was hideously expensive and went trawling through the yellow pages. I called our local dental laborotary ( which does all the crowns, dentures, veneers etc for the local dentist surgeries) and he saw her straight away, took an impression on the Monday, and the next day she went back to collect it. He checked the fit and that the colour was properly matched.

................60. He said never, ever to go to those places (and especially to avoid the ones that come to your home), as the ones in his experience were ones who had worked in dental labs, branched out on their own, and saw a profit was to be made!!!!

Only his experience mind, but the difference spoke for itself........good luck!
Thanks for the advice - will get quotes first.
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Old 20-04-2008, 17:40
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I hope it works out alright for you tomorrow, let us know how you get on.
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Old 21-04-2008, 10:01
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I hope it works out alright for you tomorrow, let us know how you get on.
All that worrying for nothing - found an amazing technician that sorted the job in 2 hours - 75 - no questions asked, look as good as those that went down the drain! He is now working on a proper set, 240, 4 teeth!
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Old 21-04-2008, 10:04
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All that worrying for nothing - found an amazing technician that sorted the job in 2 hours - 75 - no questions asked, look as good as those that went down the drain! He is now working on a proper set, 240, 4 teeth!
Glad to hear it, that's a good price. Well done!
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Old 21-04-2008, 10:50
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I lost my false tooth yesterday - down a drain - don't ask!
I now have no front tooth, very embarassing - no way can I go to work tomorrow! What I wanted to know is, can an emergency tooth be made very quickly (in a day) to cover this hideous gap? Any advice appreciated after a sleepless night of worrying, thank you

Are you a man or woman RH75?
The reason why I ask is because Im a woman and last Thursday my 2 front teeth came out(there crowns) and there was no way they would go back in,I have an appointment at 2 pm today to start work on temporary teeth.

My teeth came out at work and I deal with the public,when this happened I went straight to my boss and told him there was no way I could carry on being ridiculed by not only visitors but staff too.I was so embarrased I could of died

What upset me the most was my boss said I had to carry on and it does not warrant time off from work.I told him I was in the dentist on Monday to get it fixed(today) and he still saifd I had to stay in work.I asked him to ask his wife if she would come into work with her 2 front teeth missing and see what she says.

Anyway I went into work on Friday and by dinnertime Id had enough so I saw my boss and told him I was going home and would return when I have my temporarys in place,I put my coat on and walked out.

Im pretty sure I wont get the sack but I know Im going to be *****ed good style when I go back into work tomorrow.
In my mind anyway I feel that I made it plain that I was being ridiculed by staff and visitors as well and they are making me stay in work .

I wonder if a woman boss would of made me stay in work??would any other females just got on with it and not be bothered or would they have been as upset as I was ?
Dont forget they were my front 2 teeth.
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Old 21-04-2008, 15:44
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Are you a man or woman RH75?
The reason why I ask is because Im a woman and last Thursday my 2 front teeth came out(there crowns) and there was no way they would go back in,I have an appointment at 2 pm today to start work on temporary teeth.

My teeth came out at work and I deal with the public,when this happened I went straight to my boss and told him there was no way I could carry on being ridiculed by not only visitors but staff too.I was so embarrased I could of died

What upset me the most was my boss said I had to carry on and it does not warrant time off from work.I told him I was in the dentist on Monday to get it fixed(today) and he still saifd I had to stay in work.I asked him to ask his wife if she would come into work with her 2 front teeth missing and see what she says.

Anyway I went into work on Friday and by dinnertime Id had enough so I saw my boss and told him I was going home and would return when I have my temporarys in place,I put my coat on and walked out.

Im pretty sure I wont get the sack but I know Im going to be *****ed good style when I go back into work tomorrow.
In my mind anyway I feel that I made it plain that I was being ridiculed by staff and visitors as well and they are making me stay in work .

I wonder if a woman boss would of made me stay in work??would any other females just got on with it and not be bothered or would they have been as upset as I was ?
Dont forget they were my front 2 teeth.
Thats appalling! You did the right thing, though I wouldn't have gone in from day 1.

Worst case scenario you can always go the doctors and see if they can sign you off?
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Old 21-04-2008, 16:16
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Are you a man or woman RH75?
The reason why I ask is because Im a woman and last Thursday my 2 front teeth came out(there crowns) and there was no way they would go back in,I have an appointment at 2 pm today to start work on temporary teeth.

My teeth came out at work and I deal with the public,when this happened I went straight to my boss and told him there was no way I could carry on being ridiculed by not only visitors but staff too.I was so embarrased I could of died

What upset me the most was my boss said I had to carry on and it does not warrant time off from work.I told him I was in the dentist on Monday to get it fixed(today) and he still saifd I had to stay in work.I asked him to ask his wife if she would come into work with her 2 front teeth missing and see what she says.

Anyway I went into work on Friday and by dinnertime Id had enough so I saw my boss and told him I was going home and would return when I have my temporarys in place,I put my coat on and walked out.

Im pretty sure I wont get the sack but I know Im going to be *****ed good style when I go back into work tomorrow.
In my mind anyway I feel that I made it plain that I was being ridiculed by staff and visitors as well and they are making me stay in work .

I wonder if a woman boss would of made me stay in work??would any other females just got on with it and not be bothered or would they have been as upset as I was ?
Dont forget they were my front 2 teeth.
A woman, yes, that is appalling! I returned to work this afternoon and told what had happened, all agreed they wouldn't have come in either - all women also. Good luck with the work on your teeth
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Old 21-04-2008, 16:17
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Thats appalling! You did the right thing, though I wouldn't have gone in from day 1.

Worst case scenario you can always go the doctors and see if they can sign you off?
Thanks for that Nicks,I guess Im a little worried about going in for my b*****ing tomorrow but Id had enough of staff,customers and visitors taking the p*** out of me.

It may be a woman thing,I dont know,but I felt so embarressed and I feel I would of had a bit more sympathy if I had a female boss,at least she would understand why I was so upset.Sadly my bosses are fellas and a***holes at that!!!
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Old 21-04-2008, 16:19
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Im just back from the dentist and boy do I feel ill,I ended up having a bridge of 5 teeth to secure my 2 front ones.

I had roots taken out and a tooth taken out,I now have temporary in intill the 2nd May.

A grand total of 1,900,now that made me cry!!!
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Old 21-04-2008, 17:00
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I lost my false tooth yesterday - down a drain - don't ask!
I now have no front tooth, very embarassing - no way can I go to work tomorrow! What I wanted to know is, can an emergency tooth be made very quickly (in a day) to cover this hideous gap? Any advice appreciated after a sleepless night of worrying, thank you
Felt tip all your other teeth black and then you're sorted - you'll match!!

Sorry, I have no serious answer to this post. People with missing front teeth always makes me giggle.
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