How else can you replace teeth besides dentures?

My dad got dentures in his early forties. I have only known him with dentures, but I know they are really uncomfortable for him right now. He can’t eat his favorite berries because he’s always worried about seeds getting stuck. He can’t eat apples right off his trees because it hurts. I really want to find another solution for my dad. My youngest sister is now out of the house and I think they might have a little money to fix his teeth. My dad thinks a new set of dentures is all he can do. Does he have any other options? Leslie, Washington Dear Leslie, You are kind to think of helping your dad with his teeth. Let’s talk about his options. He can just get a new set of dentures. You didn’t mention how long he has had the set of dentures he currently is using, but there is so much the right dentist can do with dentures to make an amazing smile. Cosmetic dentists can help your dad get the look he wants with a comfortable fit. They will probably be more realistic, better colored and less bulky than his last set. Dentists use many more artistic elements than in years past. You would just want to verify the work of the dentist with dentures before choosing this option. The one thing that many people are not aware of is that when the jaw bone isn’t supporting teeth, the body thinks the minerals in the bone aren’t needed anymore. The body then reabsorbs the minerals. Bone loss in the jaw can change the way you look,...