Home Ask The Dentist Medicaid Polls Procedure Descriptions FAQ's Consultants Schools Directories Research


Dental Health Directory Library

FAQ:  Dentures or Implants?

Surgery Demonstration - 6 Mini Implant Placements
Treatment Combo: Implant Bridge AND Cosmetic Denture

Metal Core Denture Titanium Bridge Alternative
Denture Dentists
Dental Implants
Mini Implant Surgery Description
Bone Grafting Basics
All On Four Explained
Cantilevered Implants Succeed where Dentures Fail

Denture with Implants Ask The Dentist  Richard Winter Question:
Can't Eat: I have had my immediate dentures relined after 1 year and it is now 18 months into dentures and I can't eat anything without the uppers and lowers popping out.

It hurts too! Even soft food.

I can't imagine breaking harder food, and ... I used to eat a raw food diet and now can't even chew lettuce! Raw broccoli was my favorite food. My health is suffering. I can't eat in public.

My dentures even hurt just to wear, so I feel like I can never get a full time job because wearing the teeth for 8+ hours a day (without eating) would be torture! ...Visitor from WI

I am so sorry for your problems. People with dentures can not generate as much chewing force as people with teeth and the longer you wear dentures, the lower your chewing forces will be.

You need to look into implants to stop denture movement, stop further bone loss, and reconnect your teeth to your brain via proprioception. Dentures sit on the bone-hence not connected to the brain anymore.

Once implants are placed in the bone, the brain can again sense how hard you are biting-hence the chewing forces approach the levels of when you had your teeth!

The longer you wear dentures, the more bone gets rubbed away, the more the nerves get exposed and the more denture pain you can experience.

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

Return to Dentures or Implants? FAQ

Return to FAQ Index

You also have the option of using Google search technology to conduct a specific search within our databases to find more specific information. Adjust search terms as needed to refine search results:

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

[Home]   [Ask The Dentist]   [FAQ's]   [Polls]   [Consultants]   [Directories]   [Articles]  
Contact the Editor
Technical Treatment Protocol Diagnosis Error Assessment
Free No Cost Dentist Advice
Featured in
Part of the Dental Network
Health Issues in Dentistry
Dentures or Implants?
All rights reserved - 1999-2016
Powered by DentMedHost
Dental Pros and Cons

Free Dentistry
Bad Teeth Gums Gallery