I’m hoping you can give me some advice. I have a strong gag reflex. I got dentures about 8 months ago, but my gag reflex is so stong that I haven’t even put them in for the last six months. At first I just kept hoping I would get used to them, but when that didn’t work, I gave up. I hate having most of my teeth gone on the bottom, but I don’t know what to do.
One of the best options for replacing missing teeth, without all the drawbacks of dentures is to get dental implants. Not only will you have no gagging, such as you’ve had with your dentures, but there is no moving around or risk of it falling out during embarrassing times. It is like having your own natural teeth back.
Another advantage is you don’t have to worry about facial collapse. If you keep your dentures, even wearing them, in about 20 years your jawbone will have been almost completely reabsorbed into your body. Not only can that make you a denture cripple, but your face will looked scrunched up and you’ll have trouble eating. Implants prevents all these problems.
I hope this helps. This blog is brought to you by York PA Cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Currie.