- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I just found this Temptooth stuff – it was pretty hard to find, but I feel like it shouldn’t be. If it works like it says it should, I think it could help a lot of people like me who are stressing out about tooth gaps. Given that, and that wedding season is almost upon us, I wanted to post this as soon as possible!
Here’s my story: a while back, I decided to take the plunge and get Invisaligns to fix my jacked-up teeth at last. The results have made me incredibly happy so far, BUT a few days ago I realized something quite horrifying. The tooth gap on either side behind my top canines, left behind by the tooth extractions I needed for the Invisaligns, will NOT be completely closed by my wedding day! Aaaahhhh!!!
Needless to say, I scoured the Internet for hours trying to find a solution to this, thinking surely there had to be something. Tooth bonding cement temporarily added to one of the teeth adjacent to the gap? Sure, but I would have to halt my Invisalign treatment, then get them chiseled off of my tooth again once the wedding was done, plus EXPENSIVE (and no recourse if they were horribly done or came out). Flipper tooth? I don’t even have room for another whole tooth in there, and EXPENSIVE. Secure Smile, Imako, “snap on teeth”, et cetera? Not quite as expensive, but they are closer to dentures than anything, and certainly not what I’m looking for. Wax? Um, no.
And then, I found Temptooth. I don’t know the exact path of how I stumbled upon it, but here it is: http://www.amazon.com/Temptooth-Yourself-Tooth-Replacement-Product/dp/B00641RE7G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Here are some things I know so far about it:
– It is about $40.
– You can mold it into the shape of a tooth or mold it so that it makes a tooth look bigger and fills up a gap (this is what I will be attempting).
– You apparently get enough of the stuff to make a lot of teeth, so you can practice.
– You soften it in boiling water, work it, and it hardens to something like plastic.
– You can stain it to match your teeth with tea or coffee or probably other things.
– I don’t think it can be used to fix a chip; it sounds like it has to be wedged in there between two teeth to work.
– You can drink cold drinks (hot drinks are probably best avoided, obviously) and eat softer foods IF you make it so it wedges in real well, and some reviewers report that adhesives have been helpful in giving it staying power for tougher foods (I don’t know much about the adhesives yet).
– It is very similar to the $10 InstaMorph stuff (http://www.amazon.com/InstaMorph-Moldable-Plastic-6-oz/dp/B004MFLU4Y/ref=pd_sim_hpc_2), but as far as I can tell, the jury is out as to whether it is of the same dental quality or stains as well. I’ve bought some so that I can compare it and share what I find. I can probably at least practice tooth shapes with it, right?
Otherwise, I think the Amazon reviews speak for themselves, and you should definitely take a look at them if your interest is piqued. I ordered it immediately, and I can’t wait to try it once it arrives.
Also: 1) I’m not getting reimbursed for this in any way – just wanted to make sure that was out there. I just feel like this could save some of my confidence and probably some other peoples’ too, if it works! 2) If you read this and decide to try it out before I get my own reviews posted, or you have already tried it, please totally feel free to thread-jack and share your experiences!