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Partials FAQ Ask The Dentist Richard Winter Question:
Dentures to replace bad Partials? I had a partial put in many many years ago and now they have fallen.

I am a single Mom at 47 years of age and I don't know what to do. I have used crazy glue to glue the partial back in my gums but as you probably are aware, that does not last. This is also affecting my speech.

I want to know what you suggest. I have no molars and very few teeth left. Should I go for Dentures? ....Visitor from IL

Answer:
At 47 years of age, you are losing bone wherever teeth are missing. Removal of more teeth and getting a denture will only accelerate your bone loss.

Certainly, you have to look at your financial limitations but a denture while less expensive will only become unstable due to bone loss over the years, so the quicker you can have implants or mini-implants placed to preserve the bone you have, the happier you will be long term.

The presence of teeth or implants will preserve bone. The loss of teeth will lead to friction of the denture on the gum with concommitant bone loss from disuse atrophy.

Also if you get some form of implants you will be able to taste your food better as you won't have acrylic covering your palate. You can chew better as well due to having implants your proprioception or chewing ability will increase.

Wisconsin Reconstructive Implant Dentistry
Wisconsin Prosthodontics
Richard Winter, DDS MAGD
Winter Dental Associates
Hampton Dental Associates
5323 W. Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee Wisconsin WI 53218
(414) 464-9021

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