Q: My husband (age 64) is frustrated with his plate; food gets underneath. We thought about implants. Are they prohibitively expensive? TJ in Boca
A: Millions suffer from “messy plate syndrome”: more food is found under your “plate” than on your plate. Solution: implant supported overdentures which will allow his existing denture, if in decent condition, to be securely anchored to his jaw bone to prevent food from rushing underneath.
Two to four implants do the job with special attachments embedded into the dentures called Locators. Costs range from $4500 to $10,000+ depending on the available bone. The longer you wait for treatment, the less bone you will have to work as “empty” bone will atrophy.
For a free consumer guide on implant overdentures, contact us. Dr. Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (888-378-6684) or visit www.palmbeachdentist.com
by Dr. Mitchell Josephs