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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

My Mom’s Tooth Just Fell Out

I need some advice. My mom is a meth addict. I came to check on her the other day and when I went to wake her up one of her teeth just fell out! What’s going on? Is it the meth? What does she need aside from rehab? She’s only 55 years old and needs …

Ordering Dental Implant Parts Online

I have snap-on dental implant dentures. The kind with four posts. I need to get locater retention caps. I see you can purchase them online for a set of four for $20. My dentist is charging me $30 for just one of them. I’m having trouble with finances right now and am wondering if there’s …

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. …

Insurance Won’t Cover Dental Implants

I’m not sure what to do. I am losing my teeth and will need to replace them. I wanted to get dental implants, but my insurance won’t cover it. At most, I could afford two of them. This is very discouraging. I don’t just want to get dentures. Are there any options for me? Melissa …

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 …