Maude Boone, a 102-year-old woman in Newfoundland, recently lost her dentures after a stay in the hospital. For several weeks, she was unable to enjoy any of her favorite foods because she didn’t have dentures, and without them many foods were just inedible. Then a generous denturist stepped in to help.

happy elderly woman outlining her smile

Asking for Her Teeth

Ms. Boone’s granddaughter recounts the impact the loss made, “She always asked for her teeth every day, she’d ask for her teeth and we had to tell her that she didn’t have any teeth.”

Ms. Boone’s quality of life was definitely impacted by the loss of her dentures. Instead of eating a usual meal, she had to have all her food mashed up, and many foods were simply inedible, to her, including her favorite, salt beef and cabbage.

Unfortunately Ms. Boone couldn’t afford new dentures, so her granddaughter went around asking dentists and denturists to help with a donation of replacement dentures.

A Generous Denturist

After talking to all their options in town, the family finally found help in the form of a denturist in a nearby town. This denturist was willing to help. He said, “If I don’t do it who will?” The family considers this to be an incredibly generous offer, because not only did he donate the dentures, but also his time, and because the town where the denturist works is 50 km away and he had to make six trips to get the dentures right.

When he did, Ms. Boone was delighted. “Salt beef and cabbage, turnip. [I] can eat it all,”  she said after her dentures were replaced.

Your Dentures Are Your Quality of Life

Many denture wearers dislike their dentures, but they couldn’t live without them. The only thing worse than having dentures, it seems, is not having them.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dentures can be comfortable. Dentures can be effective for eating. And they can be attractive. If you are looking for dentures that you won’t just miss when they’re gone, please call (803) 781-9090 for an appointment with a Columbia, SC denture dentist at Smile Columbia Dentistry.