Our highly experienced implant dentist for Manhattan has seen and heard it all. A common recurring theme from denture wearers sounds like this, “I have a full set of dentures. My uppers are fine, but my lowers are a constant juggling act when I’m trying to eat. Can I have implants on the lower and keep a full denture on top?”
Dr. Toscano answers yes. The full lower denture is the most unstable prosthesis fabricated in the field of dentistry. During chewing, the average lower denture moves five times more than an upper denture! No wonder people feel they’re engaged in a juggling act.
We encourage people to get help as soon as possible if they are having problems with their current situation, such as excessive use of denture adhesives, chewing only soft food, an inability to taste some foods, constant mouth sores, or unhappiness with the appearance of one’s teeth and bite position (in some cases the nose and chin getting closer together). The sooner the problems are corrected with dental implants the more choices will be available for treatment. If you have any or all of the above symptoms, implants could very well be the answer for you.
The person with advanced bone loss has additional problems of poor muscle coordination, speech difficulties and inability to keep the denture in place, all of which adversely influence a normal lifestyle. Dental implants can be the solution to all of these problems. Even in cases where a lot of bone loss has occurred, there still is a good chance something can be done.
Consult Dr. Toscano, the best implant dentist of Manhattan, to determine if implants are right for you.