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Dental Implants Ask The Dentist Richard Winter Question:
Treatment other than implants: I am 53 yrs old with 6 teeth left on the upper jaw.

Though I have no problem in chewing I still need 2 false teeth on each side of the existing teeth. Dentures have not helped.

I would like to know if there is any other procedure besides implants that could be used. ...Visitor from West Bengal India

Answer:
Your problem is indeed challenging.

Your options are: an upper removable partial denture, 2 independent implant bridges, crowning 2 teeth on either side with a fake tooth or cantilever pontic (1 tooth) behind each canine or mini-implant bridges.

These options are based on the idea that fake teeth need to hold on to something and it is impossible to hang 2 back false teeth off of your natural teeth. You can discuss this further with your dentist.

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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