| | Partial Dentures--upper
My mom, who's in her 60s, has had bridges on her upper jaw since she was 20. Over time, her teeth have been worn away from the crowns, decay, and deterioration of the jaw bone/roots. She's down to four natural teeth on her upper jaw; two of these are severely deteriorated under their crowns, and one more is nearing that stage. Of course, one tooth left is more of a problem for prosthetic teeth, so her dentist and prosthodontist have recommended she get upper partials.
My question to all of you is this: what can I tell her that's positive about dentures, specifically upper dentures. I'm actually happy in a weird way for her; my whole life I can remember her having nothing but trouble with her upper teeth. Maybe this is where I get my fear of crowns! (hah!) Will this finally be a way for her to find some peace? Are there specific issues she needs to look at, or watch out for, while undergoing this process? What other things might happen once she gets the dentures?