I’m having to remove my teeth after years of trying to save them and thousands of dollars spent. I don’t have any money left. I can barely afford the dentures I’m going to have to wear. Now my dentist tells me that I shouldn’t expect dentures to look good. He said dentures tend to be ugly. If I want a natural smile I need to get dental implants. I honestly can’t afford the implants, but the idea of looking like I have wooden teeth. I’m in tears.
Sara M. – California
I hate when I hear the type of tactics your dentist is using. If your dentures end up ugly it’s not because you got dentures. It’s because your dentist isn’t a competent cosmetic dentist.
The (very good) reasons for getting dental implants have more to do with their function along with how they preserve your jawbone, than with appearance.
A good cosmetic dentist will make either dentures or dental implants look gorgeous. I wouldn’t let this dentist touch your dentures until you saw some before and after pictures of his denture work. Make sure they’re his work too, not stock photos.
My suggestion would be to find an excellent cosmetic dentist to do your work. Even the dentures will be a smile you can be proud to flash.
I realize that dental implants are out of your budget right now. Talk to the dentist you decide to use about snap on dentures. Then, maybe you can save up and get pairs of implants as you’re able to.
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