I've had dentures for several years and have lost a lot of jawbone. My lower dentures are floaters and I need help. Is there still hope for me?
The good news is that, with all the options available in the field of dentistry today, Dr. Monteagudo can most likely find the perfect solution for your particular case. Bone grafting is certainly a possibility, but we can’t really know that until we’ve had a chance to perform a thorough assessment of your current condition.
At WisconsinSmiles, we encourage our patients to seek help as soon as possible if they’re already experiencing some problems. To determine if you’re having a problem, look for things like using denture adhesives excessively, the need to chew only soft food, inability to taste some foods, and constant irritation and mouth sores.
You may have also noticed a change in your appearance because the position of your teeth and dental bite may have changed. For instance, in some cases, the nose and chin actually look like they’re getting closer together.
The sooner we address the problem with dental implants the more options you have open to you for treatment. Are you experiencing any of the above symptoms? If so, implants could very well be the answer for you. Please give our office a call to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Monteagudo to discuss your case.
- I’m missing all teeth and wear a full uppers and lowers, but I can’t tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw?
- My upper dentures are fine, but my lowers are constantly a juggling act when I try to eat. Can I have implants on the lower and keep a full denture on top?