- anyone lost front teeth from bike related crash ?
Over the bars, aged 12 or so. The impact blew two upper front teeth clean out of my mouth, roots n’ all. Shattered another upper in half (the nerve had to be drilled out… much pain). A friend had the presence of mind to put the two ejected gnashers in some milk (sourced from a nearby Mendip farm). Dentist re-inserted them, but a subsequent infection meant that they (and the rebuilt half-tooth) had to be removed. There’s too much tissue loss for fancy (i.e. expensive) synthetic bone & titanium implants, so I’ve worn a dental plate ever since. A good party trick, but something of a liability when biting into apples, snogging gurls or shouting in public places.
I did have great teeth as a kid, so it put paid to my destined career as an international model. But all things considered, it could have been worse. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
noteeth – that sounds horrible !
I saw dentist a few weeks after crash – she told me front ones were a bit cracked but still connected. My bite point moved out a bit on bottom from the crash and I ‘think’ that is keeping one if the top 2 a bit loose. Will see what she reckons I guess !Posted 4 years agosoulwoodSubscriber
Came off my one and only road bike aged 19 some 21 years ago and snapped my front tooth in half vertically as it exited through my upper lip. Cue several caps, crowns, posts, infections, root canal fillings over the next 10 years. Thought recently that it was all behind me until excruciating pain in my lower front teeth revealed that two of them had now died as a result of trauma received from that bike crash. Cue another £800 pounds in dental fees. That road bike was only £300 the diesel on the road was only a quids worth but the cost to me is still unlimited. Fat tyres all the way after that though!Posted 4 years agoLMTMember
Yep over the bars, front ones where loose for ages, dentist left them alone and waited for them to settle down. After about 1 year I had the front one which I lost about 1/4 of in a chunk they just stuck an additional piece on.
My front two have shattered all the way through you can see the cracks when you shine a light through, and ive lost all nerve feeling cold/hot doesn’t seem to effect them. Been told at some point will have to have them removed, my crash was 5 years ago and so far still have my front teeth.Posted 4 years agoLMTMember
Think it was about 3 months, I had concussion lol! I did spit a chunk of tooth away, which I was reminded of by my mates after the crash, none of them picked it up for me 🙂
The good news is they are rock solid now, I tried not to google and just got on with it, dentist xrays them once a year and I have to go back every 6 months just to check them out. Dentist said if the tooth went black round the gum line then the tooth is dead and that’s when the trouble starts.Posted 4 years ago
I had a bad faceplant back in December which was a hospital job. Didn’t break any teeth but chipped a front one, which is now a bit loose, quite possibly as a result of my bite point changing post crash.
Just made an appointment for dentist at end of week…
Google is not giving me much inspiration !
Lets here your tales of woePosted 4 years agoterrahawkSubscriber
I lost my 2 front ones in a scrap on a bus when I was 17. One was punched straight out, the other was snapped and needed surgery to remove the root. Lucky punch, the tw*t.
I’ve worn a plate ever since. I remove it when I’m racing cos I can suck in more air 😉 and I’m worried that if I crash and it goes down my throat, nobody will know.Posted 4 years ago
I think I’m quite well known these days for being the gap-toothed one who sounds like Peter Beardsley.TrekEX8Member
I face planted a couple of months ago and managed to loosen one of my font teeth (as well as breaking two vertebrae – ouch!)Posted 4 years ago
I hoped I’d just loosened it and it would sort itself out, but unfortunately it had broken the root below the gum line.
I’m now a proud denture/plate wearer, will decide soon whether to go tp the expense of an implant.
Not crash related, but I was recently having occasional pain from one of my rear teeth as it was impacting on another when biting.
My dentist just shaved a bit off teh offending tooth – no anaesthetic or anything needed – sorted bite out, all settled down, perfecto!
Hoping for a similarly simple solution for you 😀Posted 4 years agonosaintangelMember
A loose front crown of mine came out and fell onto the road just as i crested a long climb and started decending, panic and automatic reaction was to brake forgeting that my training partner was on my rear wheel,he ran into the back of me ,we both ended up on the deck him with a hole in his knee,and me with a gash in my arm from his chainring that needed 22 stitches. 😳Posted 4 years agoIanWMember
Lost two front ones in an interface with yz125 when I was 16 ish and a couple more subsequently over the last 30 yrs which the dentist tells me is common when some teeth are lost in a trauma.
Depends if you snap em in which case you can have the remains crowned or if there knocked out in which case it’s an implant/bridge or falsies.
Btw I was told if you have a tooth knocked clean out to stick it back as quick as possible(especially if it’s a child) because they can retake.Posted 4 years agoloddrikMember
I chipped my front tooth when I was 8. It was when the BMX’s were coming in and I still had a chopper. I was doing a wheelie down the road when my front wheel fell off and I watched it roll away from me whilst trying to maintain the wheelie so as to avoid the inevitable. Alas it wasn’t to be and the front end went down and I went over the bars and landed on my face. Luckily I passing driver scooped me up and took me home to my mum. Needless to say I got a BMX that Christmas as mum obviously realised that the chopper wasn’t up to the job. My tooth is still chipped as a reminder.Posted 4 years agoiamtheresurrectionSubscriber
I’m a bit like no teeth. Over the bars at 15 riding down some natural steps and broke the fall with my mouth and nose.
One tooth clean out, two more snapped in half on the top. Three root canals (one tooth was untouched in the crash but needed to be support for the bridge). Broke my nose at the same time, nearly lost all my bottom front teeth as the front of the gum came away exposing some roots. Dentist was baffled how that happened but after two years of a flappy bit of gum it all seemed to meld back together. It was as bad as it sounds…
My jaw is off centre now, with a bad underbite. I haven’t eaten an apple without a knife in 24 years, and I like apples… 🙂
Luckily I still have my hair.Posted 4 years agojuankingSubscriber
Same here, flew over the bars, landed on my chin then momentum threw my head forward. Snapped top 3 teeth, resulted in one being removed then had a bridge fitted for front top 4. Perfectly serviceable however when I feel flush will replace them/it with 4 implants.Posted 4 years agoell_tellMember
I had a bad face plant last year (similar to yours as I recall posting a reply to one of your posts) and lost half of one of my incisors, thus exposing the nerve.
I had some dental cement put on as a temporary measure whilst I healed and luckily I avoided infection in the broken tooth. Ultimately though I was left with root canal treatment (sounded worse reading about it online than the actual procedure was) and then had a composite crown made to re-build the chipped tooth.
So all in all it worked out okay and I now have no nerve in the broken tooth. Plus it only cost me £40 for everything – I think my dentist must have given NHS rates…Posted 4 years agomintimperialSubscriber
One of my top front teeth is a long way further back than it used to be after I took a fairly big bite out of the Forest of Dean. Dentist checked it a few months later and said it was fine and “probably” wouldn’t fall out, it’s still there 18 months on. Hurt a bit at first but then so did the rest of my face.
I’ve also had two root canals but those are just because I ate too many sweets as a kid. They’re not that bad, having your nose stitched back together is worse… 😐Posted 4 years agoGolfChickMember
Face planted a year ago this month, jaw broken in three places and lost my three front teeth. Im now in the midst of implant treatment, next step is bone density scan to see if I need a bone graft in my jaw to support the pins. Thankfully its NHS funded or I’d be stuck with false teeth forever! Needless to say there are now not many pictures of me, at least where you can see my head, and its amazing how long I can go without actually looking at myself in the mirror, hey ho looking on the bright side I’m still walking…. nope no matter how many times I say it, it still doesnt make me feel any better!!Posted 4 years agoico86Member
I’ve been on the receiving end of two toothy disasters, first with a hockey stick to the face. It pushed one of my front teeth back in my mouth, severed the nerve and broke the jaw around the root. The dentist had to take the nerve out and root canal the tooth, then he splinted the tooth to the ones either side until the jaw fixed up and it was right as rain! until….
I smashed it out along with the one next to it in a silly clumsy low speed crash into a tree. Apparently teeth with root canal fillings are more brittle than live ones. This was all a bit more fundamental than the first time around.. loads of messing about with crowns, then post crowns, a denture then implants. Brutal amount of money but I’ve now got better teeth than when I started, silver lining and all.
fingers crossed its a simple/cheap fix for you!Posted 4 years agonosenseofdirectionMember
Always been scared of losing mine however I did crash around age 5 quite badly when my uncle sent me off to play on a 1/12 hill on a fold up bike that he didn’t do up properly! I face planted going down it but my face and lips bore the brunt. Still have a huge top lip that may come in handy if it happens again! 🙂Posted 4 years agobenjiSubscriber
Yep, road bike, too fast into a wet corner, it ran wide, touched white line and down we went hard knocked out, snapped upper front teeth clean off, not to mention a few fetching scars. Then coming back from a race managed to detatch one of the replacements using nothing more than a powerbar energy bar.Posted 4 years ago
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