Went Directly to the Dental Lab for My Partial Denture

About nine years ago I had a partial denture made through my dentist. The lab that made it did a fantastic job. So, when it was time to get my new one made, I decided to go directly to them. The weird thing is, it hasn’t turned out nearly as well. I’ve had countless problems …

She’s Too Young to Lose Her Teeth

I am frustrated with my dentist and need some advice. My parents were never able to afford a dentist as I was growing up. I am 29 and just now able to afford a dentist myself. I do take good care of my teeth but my dentist says three of them he’d like to remove …

I Can’t Eat with My Dentures

Ever since I got my dentures it has been a bit challenging to eat. However, it seems to have gotten significantly worse in recent years. I can’t even keep them in anymore. I’ve been living on nothing but soup. Have they just stretched? Do I need to have new ones made? Carolyn Dear Carolyn, What …

Should My Dentist Refund Me for an Incomplete Denture?

I have dentures anchored by mini dental implants. It was time for the dentures to be replaced. I had a deadline because my husband is being transferred and we need to move. I told the dentist this ahead of time and asked how long it would take to make the denture. He quoted me three …

Will a Denture Reline Help?

I just spent over $1000 on dentures and they won’t stay in. My dentist did an impression, a wax bite, and two wax try-ins. I would think that should have given him the right information. I noticed on the second wax try-in that the dentures wasn’t staying in. When I mentioned that to him he …

Is It Okay to Sacrifice My Last Two Teeth for Complete Upper Dentures

I have a situation. Most of my upper teeth are gone. Most of my lower teeth are still there. I don’t have a ton of money, but I know I need to replace my missing teeth. Should I keep the last two teeth and get partial dentures or remove them and complete upper dentures? You …

Dentist Said My Face Will Collapse with Dentures

I am trying not to cry. I need to get dentures. I’m losing my teeth. There’s nothing I can do about that. My dentist made me feel absolutely horrid. He practically yelled at me saying if I got dentures my face would collapse. He wants me to get dental implants. But, at $2,500 a pop. …

Were My Dentures Placed too Far?

I have permanent dentures that were placed on top of dental implants. My lips feel bulky. He said he placed them about 3mm from the gumline. Is that too far? Is that why they feel bulky? Rick Dear Rick, Are you sure your dentist said the gumline? I have a picture to the left to …

Dentist Angry I Want Dentures

I don’t know what to do. My mouth is a wreck. I know dental implants will be better, but I just can’t afford them. It’s dentures or nothing, but my dentist keeps acting like I’m ruining my life. Are they really that big of a disaster? Macey Dear Macey, While dentures aren’t the best, sometimes …

Denture Problems

I need some help. As my grandchildren would say, “I’ve got some probs.” I’m a fairly new denture wearer. Every time I seem to get sort of a handle on one issue, another one pops up. I was struggling with them sliding and I’ve gotten some adhesive which helps a bit, but now I’m getting …