My denture sucks! It has given me so many problems. I have only had it for a few years now and I hate it! It seems like I have to go into the dentist every couple months to have it re-fitted. But it never helps with how it looks. It hurts and affects my eating and talking. I’m ready to trash it. No teeth would be better than this sorry thing. Do I have any other options? The dentist has informed me that it probably just will not get any better. I refuse to settle for that kind of care. Help!
– Louise in Deleware
Don’t throw in the towel this yet. And first before stating anything further, please accept this apology and that kind of treatment in making you feel like that is as good as it gets. It could be that the current dentist you are seeing isn’t familiar or experienced in helping patients with the right solution to replace missing teeth.
Sadly, nothing will ever function as good as your natural teeth once did. But incorporating dental implants into your treatment plan will greatly improve the comfort and functionality. All-on-four dental implants are another possible treatment if you are indeed a candidate. You need to be on the hunt for an experienced implant dentist that is highly experienced and knowledgeable in implant-supported dentures and dental implants.
Implants will help provide increased stability and you should be able to get back to eating and carrying on normally. Dental implants are a more permanent solution to dentures and prevent many common denture problems. When you don’t have any teeth left, you are subject to a bone loss condition called facial collapse which will only continue to cause problems as time goes by. Dental implants will prevent facial collapse, as well.
So it sounds like it may be time to part ways with your original dentist and start pursuing a consultation with an expert implant dentist.
This post is sponsored by Cleveland dentist Hylan Dental Care.