These are four titanium studs into the upper maxilla. These "snap" into the upper dental plate.
She has had these implants for about 6 years now, and she has always had the problem. Her dentist back then told her to just keep wiggling them until they fit.
Her dentist has since passed, and she is still having the problem.
Due to the problems of getting the plate back in she had been leaving the upper plate in for as much as five days in a row. She recently has been having issues with her upper gums.
After doing some reading I found that dentures need to be removed for a least six hours every day so the gums can "breath", and to clean them.
So she left the upper plate out for about four days now, and was prescribed by a doctor some antibiotics for her gums to heal.
Now the upper implant plate is simply refusing to go back in. Usually they will snap right in after she wakes in the morning, but any other time the just won't go back in place.
Is there any "trick" to getting these back in after they have been out for a day or two? I've even tried soaking them in very warm water to maybe open up the holes the titanium studs snap into, but even that didn't work.
Thanks sooo much. Oh, and she is in her late 50's.