In late December of last year I received new dentures. They cost so much that I was certain they would be beautiful. After being reassured by my dentist that they would be beyond my expectations, I had no doubts. But reality has hit, and I am almost in tears. The dentures are so very uncomfortable and they look fake. When I look in the mirror and smile, I’m embarrassed. My feelings and my pocketbook are hurt. At this point, there is no way that I can afford to replace my teeth with implants, but I am so very unhappy that I have to do something about it. I’ve been doing some research, and I read about using implants to support the dentures. Is this option worth considering? – Ana
Ana – You have two significant concerns with your dentures. They are uncomfortable and they don’t look natural. An artistic cosmetic dentist can help. It is possible to get natural-looking dentures that fit your personality and facial features. A cosmetic dentist will listen to your preferences and design dentures that match them.
If you want your dentures to feel more like your natural teeth, implant overdentures are less expensive than individual implants. With the overdentures, two to eight dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone. After a healing period, your dentures will be secured to them.
Implants will add stability to your dentures. They will feel more like your natural teeth than removable dentures. And your ability to chew with them will improve.
Even if you decide to stick with the removable dentures, a cosmetic dentist will ensure that they are comfortable and beautiful.
This post is sponsored by Naperville board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.