Could I assume my jaw finished growing?
My front tooth turned bad a while ago and I never went to see a dentist because I was scared. When I finally went for the first time, my dentist said he could save the tooth but he wanted to extract other teeth first. Now he's left it nearly 5 months and thinks he won't be able to save it anymore, so says he'll have to take that out too.
I'm only 16, so I hardly want to have a gap where people can see it! At first, he told me he could fit a permantent tooth (I assume he meant a bridge), but then after that he said I'd have to have a plate, because my jaw might not have finished growing yet.
Obviously, I don't want a partial denture. I haven't grown at all since I was 12, so could I assume my jaw finished growing? Could I have a bridge? If I did, would it look natural, and would I have a temporary tooth fitted between extraction and the bridge being fitted?
Can I even have a bridge fitted on the NHS, especially seeing as it's sort of his fault for leaving it so long to fix?
If you think NO to a bridge, and I need a partial denture, again would I be able to have something fitted straight away?
Thanks for any answer in advance!