It was time to replace my 16 year-old lower denture, as it finally broke in half probably due to all those years of wobbling around. Upon recommendation, I visited Dr. Trailor of the Norwich Periodontal Associates, expecting to be given the “same old thing”, and I thought, “I’m seventy-five years old and I have to buy new dentures that most likely won’t be any different than what I had.”
Dr. Trailor introduced me to something called Locator Implants and the model he showed me was incredible! A lower plate that could snap into place and would NOT move, that was certainly appealing.
It’s all finished now with little or no discomfort in the process. Following is a list of just a few of the wonderful things I have experienced with this type of a denture:
- Improved speech because the denture is so secure
- No more paste
- No more seeds which slip under the plate while eating—ouch
- No more wiggle or wobble
- In a restaurant, no more checking the menu two or three times to find something that I can comfortably eat
- No more excusing myself from the table so that I can adjust the paste or remove food particles from under the plate in order to finish your dinner
Like to sing? I do. No more fear of slipping dentures when you hit the high notes. Like raw veggies or fruit? I do. It is now a wonderful experience to relax, eat and enjoy these types of foods. Anyone with lower dentures knows that they slip and slide and are generally very annoying and irritating. NOT ANY MORE. Locator implants are as close to the real thing as you are ever again going to get.