My partial denture is driving me crazy. It’s uncomfortable. The metal clasp on one of the teeth that it’s to attached to hurts. My dentist adjusted it and it still is not right. Maybe this is just not right for me. Is there anything else that can be done? What are my options? – Olivia L. from Chicago
Olivia – The most effective option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants. A dental implant has a structure that mimics your natural tooth. An implant looks, feels and functions like your natural tooth.
Most partial dentures are a little uncomfortable to wear in the beginning. Depending on how long you have had it, you still might be adjusting to how it feels. Let your dentist know your concern. He or she will be able to adjust it for you again for a more comfortable fit.
If you’ve had the partial denture for some time, and you still want another option, consider dental implants. The cost is per implant, but in addition to looking and feeling natural, an implant permanently restores your smile.
If dental implants are not within your budget, you can consider a dental bridge.
This blog is sponsored by the Chicago dentists of Landman Dental Associates.