I’m 60 years old and just received my second set of dentures. My question is: The top denture feels like the suction should be better than it is, once they are made can they add to the back (length) so that the suction would be better? They look like they could stand to be a little longer in the back. With my previous set (top) when they were first made, the suction was great but I lost weight and they became loose and would drop down.With this new set, the top just doesn’t have the suction I feel it should. Thank you so much.
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I am on income support and the family I brought up, who I put first, and are now grown up. I feel it’s my time to take care of myself, however I have neglected myself. My teeth have worn me down with supporting my children and have taken a knock.
I so want my confidence back but I earn very little as the grandchildren take up most of my earnings.
Can you please recommend a way I can afford treatment without going into debt please? I have some false teeth and they are ill-fitting, although I have had them fitted through the national health service.
My dream is to feel free from taking my dentures out each night as it’s not a nice feeling. I would appreciate any information you can give me to make me smile with confidence. Kind regards.
I’m a 48 year old woman with most of my back teeth missing. I also have gum disease and 2 caps at the front bottom of my mouth which I have had for 32 years. They are terribly off-colour and my gums have badly receded on these 2 teeth particularly. This is making it uncomfortable for me to eat! I was told by a friend that under 50 year olds can have fixed (screw in?) dentures on the NHS. Is this true and if so where would I be able to obtain this treatment? I obviously realise that I would have to have my remaining teeth removed but I am so unhappy with them that would be something I would be prepared to do. Thank you.
Hi, I have been assessed for implants and have been informed that due to significant bone loss I am only suitable for “clip on” dentures which require small implants. My first choice would have been implant supported full round bridges. They did not mention or offer hybrid dentures which I understand can be fitted in a day and do not depend on jaw bone density or having bone graft/augmentation. Is this something you would recommend I should consider? Thank you.
I am 60 years old. When I was 13, I had to have fillings in my front teeth about every 6 months for 2 years, as they kept falling out. The dentist then suggested I should have two false teeth which were on a small plate. I then had gum disease, and the rest of my upper teeth were removed. It was the norm in those days to have teeth removed. I developed gum disease in my lower teeth, and again they were removed. I was 14 and had a full set of dentures. I was meticulous about cleaning my teeth, so it was distressing to lose all my teeth. I haven’t had any new dentures for 20 odd years, as the last dentist said my gums were so worn he wouldn’t fit any more. My lower gum is so worn, my dentures are so loose, I am worried they may fall out, please give me options what can be done. I am willing to go private for the treatment, but have no idea of the cost of cosmetic dentistry.
I’ve just had a partial denture fitted today for three of my front teeth – replacing a fallen-out bridge. I first had a bridge fitted 40 odd years ago (I’m now 50), had it replaced twice under the NHS, the last time 10 years ago as I fell over and broke the bridge. I have now been told I can only get a replacement bridge for £1,200 as the root of one of the teeth is broken and I would need root canal and other procedures. I understand it may take some time to get used to, but the palate part of the denture seems quite bulky and covers large parts of the inside of my side teeth as well. Is that normal? Or does that mean it’s too big? Just a bit concerned this might cause infection in my other teeth.
Hello Dr Hughes. I’m 56 years old and have lost half of my teeth and about to lose two more.
I believe that I am not suitable for implants on metal spikes as I have lost to much bone for this procedure.
I have heard about a procedure where the teeth are glued in. Could you tell me what this procedure is called and what I might be expected to pay? Thank you for any help you can give.
I Have Had My Back Teeth Removed. Would A Valplast Denture Be A Suitable Option Or Do I Need Teeth To Hold It In Place?Monday, October 27th, 2014
Hello Dr Hughes. I need your help or advice. I have had all my back teeth removed on the left side of my mouth and I had a partial denture fitted today, would I be able to have valpast denture though as I have no back teeth to hold it in place. I do not like the feeling of this bulky plastic in my mouth and I’m gagging when I try to talk. I would like to try this other flexible treatment but I am unsure if I need other teeth the same side to hold it in for me. Thank you in advance for your reply.
I Have A Maryland Bridge That Falls Off On A Regular Basis. Is There Anything More Permanent That Can Be Done?Friday, October 24th, 2014
Dear Dr Hughes.
I had braces as a teenager to move my canine teeth from beside my front two teeth where they originally grew. This then left a gap and I have had a Maryland bridge in place for a few years. This continues to fall off on a regular basis. On previous X-rays the dentist has said my root above will not allow me to have an implant in place. Although this would be my preferred choice. Is there anything more permanent that can be done? Is an implant an option if the other teeth with the root obstructing is also removed and an implant inserted? Please inform of any options.
Also I am having to have a root canal on the front tooth due to trauma injury which will mean the bridge will have to be removed. Can anything including this be done on the same day?