This is a fairly common complaint that I hear occasionally when I ask a new patient if they feel comfortable with their mouth.
The lady is missing several teeth and has worn a removable partial denture for years. She had adapted to the removable teeth but several months ago, she removed them and for whatever reason she did not wear them for a month. Later, when she tried to put them back in her mouth, the partial felt extremely tight and she was not able to wear it, so she decided that she would come to my office and get a new partial denture made.
When I examined her mouth I saw that her missing teeth could be replaced quickly and easily with dental implants or fixed bridges (fixed bridges are cemented and are not removable). Fixed dental work is very comfortable and feels like your own teeth.
So I prepared a treatment plan and explained the treatment and the costs. The treatment was several thousand dollars and she said she could not justify spending that much money on her mouth.
I explained to her that he was still young and she could improve her quality of life and comfort by getting the type of dental work that allowed her to eat normal food and hard food without fear of hurting her gums or showing missing teeth in her mouth, and compared it to her spending the rest of her life on a wheelchair as opposed to being able to walk.
We showed her before and after pictures, and testimonials from our patients that had the procedures done and were very happy with the results and she decided to go ahead with her treatment. As to the cost of the treatment, we were able to show her financing options and she decided to use Care Credit, which allowed her to take six months to pay for her treatment without interest.
The moral of this story is: Don’t spend the rest of your life settling for a lower quality of life with diminished ability to chew normal food, and the embarrassment of missing or removable teeth when you can feel comfortable and confident by investing in the long term care and treatment of missing teeth in your mouth. You’ll be happy you did.
Dentist In West Palm Beach
Carlos Boudet, DDS
1840 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
Phone: Call 561-968-6022