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Old 05-12-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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I don't know whether this is the best forum for my question, but was hoping maybe the resident dentists here could answer. I have a sister living in another state who is barely eking by on SSDI. Rent and utilities take most of her funds, and she relies on food stamps and other means for everything else. She has lost several upper teeth over the years due to health issues, and has been wearing a "partial" which has broken and been repaired many time and at this point, is not salvageable. I am wondering what is the best option for her at this point? She says she has about five natural teeth left in upper jaw, and I am wondering if she should try for a new partial or is there something else like and overdenture using her natural teeth? I want to help her out some on the $$$, so looking for the most practical and economical way to go here since I am not particularly wealthy myself.

She doesn't have any kind of insurance other than Medicare which doesn't cover dental so it will all be out of pocket unless anyone knows of any special help available in Wisconsin where she lives.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:50 PM
 
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I don't know whether this is the best forum for my question, but was hoping maybe the resident dentists here could answer. I have a sister living in another state who is barely eking by on SSDI. Rent and utilities take most of her funds, and she relies on food stamps and other means for everything else. She has lost several upper teeth over the years due to health issues, and has been wearing a "partial" which has broken and been repaired many time and at this point, is not salvageable. I am wondering what is the best option for her at this point? She says she has about five natural teeth left in upper jaw, and I am wondering if she should try for a new partial or is there something else like and overdenture using her natural teeth? I want to help her out some on the $$$, so looking for the most practical and economical way to go here since I am not particularly wealthy myself.

She doesn't have any kind of insurance other than Medicare which doesn't cover dental so it will all be out of pocket unless anyone knows of any special help available in Wisconsin where she lives.

Thanks in advance.
She might look at this to see if there is any free or reduced cost dental care near her:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/freedental.htm
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