Re: how long implant or implant supported denture will last
Since you only are missing the front teeth and still have a lot of posterior teeth, you can look into the option of the Valplast partial. An upper partial made like a horseshoe is not good and that was what I feared most when I went looking for a dentist to do the restoration. I found one and explained to her my apprehensions and expectation. The lab she used was willing to give a lot of personal attention for my case; I went back and forth many times to the dental lab to make the appropriate adjustments for my Valplast partial. Although the final outcome was not ideal, and the numerous adjustments were highly stressful to me, at least it's acceptable to me now.
I have four upper front teeth missing ---2 were due to incompetent dental work, 2 were badly injured and lost because of bolted job by another dentist---just have not had good luck with dental treatments. My story is long and still too painful to tell, so I'd rather not to go further. I also had decided on implants at one point and actually have already finished bone grafting but stopped short before implants because I still have residual pain at the extraction sites after the bolted bridge work. Also, very apprehensive about any invasive dental treatments as I've learnt that if your mouth is unfortunately screwed up by a dentist, it's very difficult to seek restitution and help to rectify the problem because other dentists you try to seek help from are not about to be willing to get involved much less pointing fingers to one of their own. I've learnt that the hard way.