You’ve been looking forward to visiting that new restaurant downtown. It’s impossible to get in without a reservation, and the day after you got your dentures you booked a table three weeks out.
Getting a dental implant? It’s more than just a one-day procedure. A dental implant is made of three different parts: the biocompatible, titanium “root” that is implanted into the jaw, the abutment that’s attached to the top of the implant, and the porcelain crown that is bonded over the abutment.
When you got dentures, you figured it would help you be able to eat and enjoy your food the same way you used to, before you lost your teeth. But instead, maybe you’ve found that you have to learn to eat differently, all over again.
Losing your teeth can be devastating. Whether you replace them with dentures or implants, you have to maintain your prosthetics if you want to keep your mouth healthy.
In your twenties, you had your two of your teeth knocked out in a bike accident. The teeth were broken, and there was no way to replant them. Implants were cost prohibitive and your dental insurance wouldn’t have paid for them anyway. So you got a partial denture to replace those teeth, because it was the fastest thing to do.
More than 20 million people wear dentures. Dentures are an excellent alternative to replace missing teeth and provide a natural smile for people who wear them. Occasionally, dentures may present a problem in the mouth. Here are some common problems caused by dentures and what to do about them.