Can Keep Dentures In

I’m a 52-year-old woman and have been wearing dentures for about 15 years. Lately, I cannot keep them in no matter what I do. Not even that nasty adhesive stuff works. It’s very embarrassing because I am still quite young (at least in my mind) and when I don’t have them in I hardly have …

Dental Implant Failure in 4 Days

I had four dental implants placed less than a week ago and I have already had two of them fail. I’m so frustrated. I’m guessing at this rate there is not much hope for the other two, right? Is there a way to fix this or am I going to be stuck with dentures? Morgan …

Dentist Placed My Dental Implant Knowing the Bone Wasn’t Ready

I am not sure about how to handle a pickle I have found myself in. I needed a tooth replacement and chose to have a dental implant. When I woke up from the surgery, my dentist said there wasn’t really enough bone density but he went ahead and placed the implant anyway. Now he wants …

Dental Implants After Ten Years

If I’ve had dentures for the last ten years, is it possible to get dental implants? I heard it was possible, but my dentist said I’ve been in dentures too long. I know he’s the dentist and I’m not, but I know someone who’s done it. Which dentist is right? Caroline Dear Caroline, I’m glad …

Dental Implants with Gum Disease

I spend most of my life without dental insurance, which I’ve used as an excuse to not go. I realize now that I do have dental insurance, it was more that I’m afraid of the dentist than anything else. Even after I had insurance it took me a while to go in. I went in …

Dentist or Oral Surgeon to Extract all My Teeth?

I am sick of dealing with my teeth. I’m just 28 years old and they cost me a fortune. Every time I go to the dentist, I either need a filling or dental crown, even though I brush and go to the dentist twice a year. I’m to the point that I just want to …

Medical Insurance and Dental Implants

I recently had to replace all my upper teeth with a denture. The plate is making me gag. I worried about this before getting the dentures because I knew I had a strong gag reflex. I haven’t been able to wear them and now just have no teeth on my top arch. Will medical insurance …

Gum Disease and Dental Implants

If I’m losing my teeth because of gum disease, can I replace them with dental implants? Brent W. Dear Brent, While dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement, you are not a candidate while you have advanced gum disease. As you can see from the image to the left, the dental implants have to be …