So, you lost a tooth. Don’t despair! If you don’t have the bucks to have a dentist install an implant or a bridge right now, you can replace the tooth yourself.
You’ll have to have one tooth on each side of the missing tooth for this procedure to work. If that’s the case, you can replace your missing tooth in less than an hour.
This is not to suggest that you can or should be your own dentist in all situations, or that a replacement tooth made by you will last as long as one made by a professional—only that this is a possible temporary solution to your problem.
A missing tooth not only causes a gap in your smile that makes you self-conscious, it can adversely affect your health as well. You’ll undoubtedly want a dental professional to evaluate your oral health and needs.
In the meantime, check out the moldable plastic products available for DIY tooth repair such as Temp Tooth.
You heat the plastic material in hot water and use your fingers to mold it into a “tooth” that will fill that big gaping hole in your smile. Your temporary tooth will also keep the teeth on either side of it from “drifting” closer to each other before you get your permanent solution.
Do temporary teeth look good? They sure look a heck of a lot better than a hole in your smile!