View Full Version : missing tooth

07-10-2011, 05:19 PM
well last year i lost half a tooth on my front bottom tooth so the doctor added a cap on it but it fell out. so i was wondering seeing as most boxers dont use a mouth guard for the bottom teeth will the cap keep getting knocked out i dont wanna go to the doctors to get it put back in to get it knocked out in a bout.. or worse sparring but i cant do everyday things with a missing tooth as im kind of embarassed about it. any1 else have problems with teeth in boxing?

07-10-2011, 05:33 PM
Have three missing teeth upfront replaced with a bridge,i got.it knocked out once and basically.looked like I had no teeth on the front, which had me.embarrassed at work because this.happened friday evening and my dentist was in tuesday morning and I worked from friday to monday so everyone saw it, since that day my defense is what I specialize in, never again do I want to go through that.

07-10-2011, 05:35 PM
On a side note, this also changed my style from aggresive to a pure counterpuncher

07-10-2011, 05:36 PM
so i should just get the cap and keep boxing and if it comes out just revisit the dentist? have your false teeth ever came out during sparring, bouts etc?

07-10-2011, 05:39 PM
Once during sparring only, which is what happened on that friday, and likei said, ever since then my style changed from pressure fighter to counterpuncher, oddly enough I fight better as a counterpuncher, and I focused on my defense so much that it's my specialty, and all this to avoid that embarassment again. Never during a fight, if that rver happened I,would assume, I would deal out standing eights back to back to back, I never want to go through that again.

07-10-2011, 05:40 PM
why not just get a double mouthguard

07-10-2011, 05:42 PM
If you're suggesting the double mouthgaurd to me bully, thats what I had, but no matter what, from what I felt that day, I feel that any really solid punch to that section of my face would at the very least weaken the bonding. my advice is just improve your defense jamie