My New Dentures Cause Me Pain And Make It Difficult To Eat, Is There Another Option?

Q.
Hello. I have recently had my top 4 front teeth extracted and dentures fitted immediately. However I am not able to chew my food as my bottom 4 teeth prevent me from a full bite. I having to drink soup or eat very soft food as I can only use my tongue to ‘cut’ my food. The plate in my mouth is making the roof of my mouth sore and unable to bear pressure. Due to poor bone density I have been told my other teeth will not support a bridge and I don’t have a lot of money for implants. I was wondering if there is any other way or a thinner or more flexible denture (that is provided by the NHS) or is this my lot. I have the added problem of having a husband whose blood goes cold at the thought of seeing me with my missing teeth. Any response along with possible costs would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in anticipation.
From a very sad 48 year old lady.
A.
There are many options available privately to improve your situation. I am not familiar with what is available on the NHS as I am a cosmetic dentist that works solely in private practice. I would advise that you book a consultation and examination appointment with your dentist to discuss your options

Regards.

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Dr Mark Hughes

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