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Implants vs dentures

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Lucydogz Wed 15-Jun-16 18:35:24

my back teeth are terrible - most of my molars are gone over the last year or so (I'm having one taken out next week). So, I'm feeling pretty depressed, to start off with. If anyone could pass on a word of consolation (I'm 58, and feel as though my mouth is 70) I'd be very grateful.
At the moment I have a partial denture on the bottom right, and 3 implants. I could afford more, but hate having them done, as well as the expense. Has anyone gone down the upper and lower denture route instead? (Even typing it makes me think yuck) I've heard they're more difficult to get used to than lowers. Any advice?

Mrsmorton Wed 15-Jun-16 18:51:34

Lower dentures are very difficult as they've nothing really to rest on and the muscles of your tongue prevent them sitting comfortably. Why have you lost your teeth? Implants are prone to some of the issues that natural teeth are.

Implants also maintain some of the bone level so you will prevent at least some of the sunken face look that you may get with extractions and dentures.

Keithyoustink Wed 15-Jun-16 19:01:29

I have no personal experience but a friend spent £10k on implants - she looked absolutely fantastic - like she had had a face lift but 5 years down the line they are falling out something to do with her jaw bone "crumbling". I heard a similar story from one of my neighbour's. My DF on the other hand has had implants for quite some time with no problems. I would definitely consider implants but would do a lot of research before going ahead.

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