There are many experiences that wearers of traditional dentures know well. Unfortunately, this includes losing your dentures. Although there are many tips for avoiding losing your dentures, not everyone is up on them. And sometimes the experience of losing dentures can lead to some humorous–or scary–situations.
Desperate Denture Wearer or Creeper?
It can be embarrassing to lose your dentures. It’s even more embarrassing when you have to go door to door asking people if you can search their balconies for your lost dentures. And the embarrassment can hit the roof when they call the police because they think you’re sketchy.
But that’s what happened to a 56-year-old man in southern Germany. He knocked on a woman’s door, asking to search her balcony for his teeth. Panicked, she called the police, who interrogated the man. It turns out, he had visited a friend who lived several floors above her. While sitting on the friend’s balcony, his dentures fell out and he was just trying to find them.
The police don’t know whether the man ever found his dentures.
Strange Message on a Tree
On the other hand, some people find dentures with no sign of their owner. This happened in Skegness in England, where a woman was out walking and encountered a startling find. She had come across a zipper bag that had a message in it: “ Have You Lost Your Teeth ?” And in the bag was also a partial denture that had seven replacement teeth. She tried to find the owner by posting a picture of the denture to a local facebook page.
The news outlet Mirror helped to spread awareness of the find and try to track down the owner of the dentures, but so far no-one has come forward to claim them.
Some people have suggested that it felt a bit like Cinderella, but it’s unlikely that very many people will come forward to claim dentures that aren’t theirs. Although it has happened in the past.
Tired of Losing Your Dentures
Although they happened at about the same time, it’s unlikely that the found dentures belong to the man looking for his dentures. Instead, they’re a reminder of just how common it is to lose dentures. It’s so common that people are even looking to use satellite technology to help find dentures.
But you don’t have to keep losing your dentures or depend on satellites to find them for you. Instead, you can get dentures that you won’t lose because they’ll be so comfortable you won’t have to take them out except to clean them. Or implant dentures that you can keep in all the time, even when you’re sleeping.
Want to learn more about dentures you won’t lose? Please call (803) 781-9090 today for an appointment with Columbia, SC denture dentists at Smile Columbia Dentistry.