Post # 1
Hi my lovely bees!
I am soo excited! I’m a little embarassed to tell my “friends,” but I had to share, so here goes!
I was born without an adult tooth in the front. Not my big tooth, but the one next to it. I had a bridge placed when I was younger, so it sort of looked like a normal tooth. Today was a day I’ve been waiting for for SO long! I FINALLY had dental implant surgery. (Basically, they used a drill to make an incision into my jaw bone where they placed a screw. Attached to this screw is a tooth that looks just like a normal tooth.)
It may seem silly to some people to spend a couple thousand dollars on a tooth, but I deducted it from my overall wedding budget. This will last me a lifetime. I finally have a pretty smile.. but more importantly, I actually feel normal. I’m so happy it honestly makes me cry!!
Did you do anything special to your teeth for your wedding??
Post # 3
I’m SO happy for you! Everyone deserves to feel so happy about themselves and I’m glad you were able to make this happen in time for your big day.
Post # 4
I totally understand how you feel because I have a problem and I will take care of before the wedding also…Congrats, I know it makes you feel better.
Post # 5
@OnceUponATime: im so jealous, i would LOVE to sort out my teeth before the wedding. but unfortunately for me…i need orthodontics closing the gap and realigning the front few teeth. and then 8+ implants for the back teeth (i only have 6 adult teeth which are all at the front, the rest are baby teeth with no adult teeth coming later)
as youve just had it done, you know the cost. theres no way i could pay for dental work AND a wedding =(
Post # 6
@newname_99: I’m so sorry! You’re breaking my heart! 🙁 I was born without 5 of my adult teeth so I thought I had it rough. You know, it’s interesting though. We try so hard to impress our SOs, but even with a giant gap where a tooth should be, he still adored me (As i’m sure your SO adores you!). Other girls might have perfect teeth, but our men love us regardless! Cheers to not having to be anything we’re not! 🙂
Post # 7
@OnceUponATime: ironically, my older sister had too many teeth and had to have them removed to make space for the other ones!
ill start saving after the wedding and aim to do it in two years .my poor baby teeth dont have cavities, but are definitely showing signs of wear and tear…they werent designed to last this long 😛 im a bit scared of the pain though :S
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
I have stupid looking teeth 🙁 And it bums me out…
My Boyfriend or Best Friend says to not worry about it and “there’s nothing wrong with your teeth”. My two teeth on either side of my two front teeth are like little tiny baby teeth. I TRIED to get veneers done, but was told my jaw wouldn’t accomodate… but I would LOVE to find some kind of work around so I don’t have ugly teeth for my wedding 🙁
Post # 9
Congrats!! That’s awesome!! I was born without an adult tooth under a baby tooth too. Luckily it’s one of my molars (so it’s hidden) and has healthy roots. My dentist said it might never fall out so we’re just letting it hang out until it decides it’s done.
I did get braces to correct the alignment of my top teeth, I didn’t wear my retainer as a kid and they’d shifted. I also did whitening and had a small cavity filled right beforehand.
Post # 10
@OnceUponATime: I can totally empathize with you. I only had two upper incisors (the front teeth) when my adult teeth came in. My parents couldn’t afford braces so I had the world’s crookedest teeth as the other teeth moved to fill in the space.
As an adult I had braces and had two implants to replace those teeth. I look like a different person. More importantly, I feel like a different person. I smile like normal people now, instead of using a closed lip smile. I no longer talk with a hand in front of my face when meeting new people.
I didn’t do it for my wedding but I have never regretted spending the money.
Post # 11
I don’t think this is silly at all; teeth make a big difference in one’s overall appearance. I would love to have my one wonky tooth straightened out. Do you have any before and after pics?
Post # 12
@NovaGrey: What about having a crown put on? One of my teeth is a tiny nub, so the dentist put a crown over it to make it normal sized.
@Aure: I’m missing a molar too, and my dentist says the same thing about mine! I haven’t worn my retainer either :X Don’t tell! lol
@julies1949: I’m so glad someone feels the way I do. I felt like such a goof growing up too. I had one big tooth smack dab in the center beneath my nose, a big gap, and the other off to the side. Thank goodness we had braces!!
@SweetDeeReynolds: If I take a picture tomorrow I can probably show a before and after! (Hopefully I remember!)
Post # 13
@newname_99: Were you born without several adult teeth too??
Post # 14
@SweetDeeReynolds: This is such a delay for posting.. but here are some (huge) before and after shots from my surgery!
Before: I had a maryland bridge connecting the two teeth with a gap about the tooth.
After: Right now I have a temporary flipper (yes, like the child pageant girls wear), so there is still a tiny gab above the tooth. In a month I have part 2 of the surgery to install the permanent crown!
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@OnceUponATime: You have a gorgeous smile! Im so happy for you.
Post # 16
Soooo lovely! Congrats!
I’m getting dental insurance just in time for the wedding hopefully. We get married in April and my dental starts next month.
I’m a bed time grinder. It’s so bad as a teen my mom would wake me up at night because my grinding was waking her up across the house. It’s waken my fiance up, and it’s bad. When I had braces 10 years ago the orthodontist told me if I didn’t stop grinding my the time I was 21 I would need to have all my teeth pulled and false teeth in there because the enamel will be gone. Well that has happened, come and gone and my teeth are in BAD shape from it. It’s something I do in my sleep and we’ve spent hundreds of dollars on mouth guards for when I sleep but even the strongest ones I grind through in a week.
My teeth hurt even from cold air. And along with the enamel going away my teeth are chipping and cracking, it will be very sad to have false teeth at 25 but so much better than cracked chipped teeth that hurt all the time