What are some options are fake teeth ALOT of my teeth are bad and its getting to the point i can't chew food good what are some options i have and how much money is it is all dentures the kind you have to take out at night....also can you eat good with the fake teeth??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Feb. 20, 2010 in Health
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:48 AM on Feb. 20, 2010
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Answer by forevermom75 at 11:16 AM on Feb. 20, 2010
I'm a dental hygienist. With a denture you lose 50% of your tasting ability - there are taste buds in the roof of your mouth. You will also lose 80% of your chewing ability - you'll need your food cut into smaller pieces.
Inexpensive dentures are usually made out of plastic. The average cost of a good set of dentures is $1500 and up for both upper and lower. The average set of dentures usually needs to be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
Upper dentures are easier to adjust to because the roof of the mouth acts as a suction to hold them in. Lower dentures tend to swim around in the mouth.
The best options are the most expensive. You really should have a dental consultation and xrays to determine what would be best for you. You'll be given a treatment plan which will include costs.
Answer by PrttyMstng at 2:40 PM on Feb. 20, 2010