My mom’s dentures fall out almost every time she sneezes. I guess it wouldn’t seem like a big deal if she didn’t have bad allergies and it happens a lot. We laugh about it a lot at home, but it really embarrasses her when it happens in public. Of course she knows to hold her hand over her mouth because the dentures are going to come out, but she still has to put them back in, and she can’t always do it discreetly. I feel bad for her. She has gone to her dentist several times to get them adjusted or relined, but they still fall out. Her dentist says that the problem is not her dentures but her jawbone, but he hasn’t offered a solution other than getting new dentures. Do you know what can help? Thanks – Bridgette
Bridgette – If the problem is not your mom’s jawbone, but her dentures, you can find a dentist who will provide with quality, affordable dentures.
If your mom’s jawbone is shrinking, she can have her dentures stabilized with dental implants. Find an experienced implant dentist to examine your mom’s dentures and jawbone. It may be that her jawbone needs to be built up with bone grafting before the implants can be placed.
Standard implants provide the most stability, but if they are not within her budget, mini implants are an option.
Be sure to check the credentials and experience of the dentists you find before you make a final selection. Finding a qualified dentist will help avoid dental implant mistakes, which will create much more stress and be very costly.
This post is sponsored by Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.