New Dentures
Nomoreteeth

Fishers, IN

#1061 Mar 17, 2012
If I may comment again on the statements made by "Steve".

From your posts, it is very apparent that you feel harmed by the fact you now must use dentures, Please understand that not all of us who have dentures feel the same way. I readily accept my dentures and on the day that my final tooth was removed celebrate it!

From my late teenage years, I knew I had bad teeth; ascetically poor and very soft causing numerous cavities. From my 18th birthday, I wanted my teeth removed and dentures in their place. Each dentist I went to as I moved about the US on new job assignments, recognized that my teeth were bad, suggested I would need dentures but would not remove them. I think they just wanted a 'cash cow' from my good insurance to keep making money.

In 2009 that finally ending as I found a willing dentist who removed my teeth. I've never looked back and say it was a mistake. I now have a beautiful smile, never worry about toothaches or sensitivity and best of all eat anything I ever did with natural teeth.

Bottom line Steve, some of us really appreciate the dentures we've been given!
steve

Madison, WI

#1062 Mar 17, 2012
There is nothing wrong with a person wearing full dentures if it makes them happy. There are some people who truly had no other choice. Millions of people, however, did have a choice and thought full dentures was a "cheap instant way" to have a "brand new life." Most are deeply disappointed and regret not spending the time and money to get their own teeth fixed.
Patti

Cayley, Canada

#1063 Mar 28, 2012
Hi all, I just had my teethe out at 730 this morning and immediate dentures. I have had so many abcess teeth and problems that I was glad to be rid of them. My new smile looks amazing and I am back to my dentist tomorrow so he can check for any sore spots. My freezing is just comming out and although it feels strange I am going do my best to make this all work. Lots of money, pain and now hopefully I can smile much more often. ps havent tried to eat anything as of yet... Good luck to you all.
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#1064 Mar 28, 2012
Good luck to you Patti! It's interesting that you call it 'freezing'- in the States's most times you will hear that the 'numbness' is wearing off ... It is good to hear that your dentist wants to check you tomorrow morning -'hope this all goes well for you! It is good to hear that you love the way they look .... make sure you keep going back if you have any problems ... and please keep us up-to-date on your progress!
lindylou

Beachwood, OH

#1065 Apr 28, 2012
My husband had 10 teeth pulled and I had to watch this horrible experience because he wanted me to stay with him. I don't know why anyone would want to be a dentist! He has full upper and lower plates. This is day 3 now and he is completely miserable!He is hanging in there in hope of better days though. The sore spots are so painful for him. Somebody tell me, when does this get better.

Since: Apr 12

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#1066 Apr 28, 2012
lindylou wrote:
My husband had 10 teeth pulled and I had to watch this horrible experience because he wanted me to stay with him. I don't know why anyone would want to be a dentist! He has full upper and lower plates. This is day 3 now and he is completely miserable!He is hanging in there in hope of better days though. The sore spots are so painful for him. Somebody tell me, when does this get better.
I'm no pro by any means but I had my last few pulled almost two weeks ago and have been adjusting to full dentures. Monday will mark week number two for me. I had a couple of sore spots and the dentist worked them out for me. It does get better.. mine did within a week or so. I still have a couple of sore spots that need to be worked out. My main issue is adjusting to the plastic in my mouth but I can eat solid food.. it takes some time to eat but I can eat. It sounds as if he needs to get an appointment ASAP to get those sore spots worked out where the denture is rubbing the soft tissues of his gums and maybe get a soft liner put in.

Since: Apr 12

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#1067 Apr 28, 2012
steve wrote:
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The name of this forum is Dentures Forum - not Dentures Support Forum. There are undoubtedly people visiting this forum who still have their own teeth. Most folks would want to know the truth about what life is like for people who wear full dentures. Full denture wearers face unimaginable challenges. Most people could have gotten their own teeth fixed. Dentists selling dentures should be required to warn people. We ought to have periodic warnings on this denture forum that full dentures must always be a person's last choice. Most folks visiting forums only read a few posts and then never return. I don't like to see people destroying their lives by making the wrong choice.
Steve I must say you do have the right to exercise your freedom of speech, but in a place like this it would be nice if you were tactful about it and not so demeaning of those that had no choice in the matter. I am a 35 year old mother of two small children that has had bad teeth all my life. After tons of money and time spent to keep my oral health as healthy as possible I had no other choice. Abcesses were getting worse, the pain was intolerable and I truly had no quality of life. Yeah, I fought the idea of getting complete dentures for a very long time because I knew the consequences the future would hold for me. When the dentist finally said there is nothing else that can be done to save my teeth I knew it was time to face this horrid decision of getting complete dentures. It was a hard decision because I was and am well informed about the procedures and what can happen later in life. But I did what I had to do to make myself healthy and live longer without pain in order to spend time with my family and children instead of laying in bed crying my eyes out. So for some of us it is a necessary evil. If I could have gotten implants I would have, but being a low income family, it is not an option for me. Yes, you have the right to express your opinion but the hatefulness of your tactless words are completely unnecessary.
steve

Madison, WI

#1068 Apr 29, 2012
Kitti3n wrote:
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Steve I must say you do have the right to exercise your freedom of speech, but in a place like this it would be nice if you were tactful about it and not so demeaning of those that had no choice in the matter. I am a 35 year old mother of two small children that has had bad teeth all my life. After tons of money and time spent to keep my oral health as healthy as possible I had no other choice. Abcesses were getting worse, the pain was intolerable and I truly had no quality of life. Yeah, I fought the idea of getting complete dentures for a very long time because I knew the consequences the future would hold for me. When the dentist finally said there is nothing else that can be done to save my teeth I knew it was time to face this horrid decision of getting complete dentures. It was a hard decision because I was and am well informed about the procedures and what can happen later in life. But I did what I had to do to make myself healthy and live longer without pain in order to spend time with my family and children instead of laying in bed crying my eyes out. So for some of us it is a necessary evil. If I could have gotten implants I would have, but being a low income family, it is not an option for me. Yes, you have the right to express your opinion but the hatefulness of your tactless words are completely unnecessary.
You say you have family and children so you have much to be happy for. There is no hatefulness in my words. Millions of people would NOT be getting full dentures if they could imagine the terrible consequences of having all their teeth extracted. They would, instead, slowly get their own teeth fixed right. We all ought to be looking out for people who still have their own teeth and not just be thinking of ourselves. I've stated several times there are "some" folks who truly had no other choice.
cheri

Duncan, OK

#1069 May 14, 2012
I had all my teeth extracted 1 &1/2 yrs ago and still having problems. Going to a new dentist now however when they did the try -on, my speech is worse now then when I very first received dentures. Is this normal. Sooo depressed. Any help?
Angel

Santee, CA

#1070 May 14, 2012
Cheri .... how do your new dentures fit?? Do they feel good? Can you eat? Here's the deal ... I did read an article on line one time about how dental technicians CAN adjust a good fitting denture if you are having trouble making certain sounds ... like 'th', etc. They check to see where your tongue is hitting on the denture and then adjust it by thinning it in that area. If your denture was made in an office where your dentist is, he will come in and listen to you talk, mark your denture and help you out. Talk to your dentist and ask him about that. Most denture wearer's keep that well-known denture lisp because they don't know that it can be fixed. Google 'denture making ... and other things that have to do with speech and dentures and you should be able to find out what you need to know - otherwise, yes, speech problems are pretty common ... I read outloud and talked, talked, talked all day and said all of the tongue twisters I knew of ... pretty soon my tongue kind of got retrained. I still get a lisp at late at night when I'm tired .... so is my mouth.(I have a permanent bridge).... let us know ....
sorry

Saint Marys, OH

#1071 May 14, 2012
It's hard to imagine Angel talk, talk, talking all day.:)

Cheri, I think even a millimeter can make a difference. I know I had no problem talking when I got temp, but then when I went to pick up my permanent and someone asked me a question I was shocked to realize I sounded like Bugs Bunny. But it got better - don't remember how long it took but not long - and I only have problems now with my last name. Maybe I should get married.

But, Angel's right. You have to talk, talk, talk. Practice makes perfect.
cheri

Duncan, OK

#1072 May 15, 2012
I am going back today for a 2nd try-in. I pray that whatever adjustments they made will help me talk better. I can't imagine going to work or ANYWHERE if they still sound like they did at my first try-in. I have been wearing these other dentures for 1 & 1/2 yrs now and if this doesn't work today I don't know what I will do. This is my last chance. Can't afford a 3rd pair. I am just praying alot. I don't have a life anymore and this is my last chance. I am down to 100 pounds now and my mental state is going down hill. Sorry for going on so much...just really scared and depressed. Will find out later on today how these will do. Thanks for your replies. Take care:)
cheri

Duncan, OK

#1073 May 15, 2012
sorry wrote:
It's hard to imagine Angel talk, talk, talking all day.:)
Cheri, I think even a millimeter can make a difference. I know I had no problem talking when I got temp, but then when I went to pick up my permanent and someone asked me a question I was shocked to realize I sounded like Bugs Bunny. But it got better - don't remember how long it took but not long - and I only have problems now with my last name. Maybe I should get married.
But, Angel's right. You have to talk, talk, talk. Practice makes perfect.
I don't have my 2nd pair of new dentures yet. I have only had a try-on and they made me talk worse then when I 1st had dentures 1 & 1/2 yrs ago. I go back today for a 2nd try-in. I will keep you updated. Thanks for asking:)
Pam

Smoaks, SC

#1074 May 26, 2012
Had 13 teeth extracted and immediate dentures put in over 4 weeks ago and still in pain. Have been to the dentist 4 times already and still can't bear down on them. Even soft foods are painful to eat! Wish myself I had never had it done. I am hoping it improves and rather quickly.
Rigman

Williams Lake, Canada

#1075 Jun 6, 2012
Day after 8 extractions and new uppers. 65. Pretty sore last night, but I had great drugs, no pain at all 24 later. They are loose and weird, and I know my palate is changed, and they will never be like real teeth. On the plus side - they look great, and I have goo ten rid of 8 rotten teeth covered up by 20 year old crowns and bridges that were likely impacting my immune system. Feel better already !

Yea its not fun, but neither are rotten teeth. Most folks I talk to with long time dentures have no issues with them.

Since: Feb 11

Surrey, BC

#1076 Jun 15, 2012
steve wrote:
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Millions of people agree! Unfortunately, this denture forum is totally dominated by people with pro-denture agendas. People who have all their teeth extracted have no idea what they are in for.
This is why you do research and talk to people before you get dentures. Ask questions. I am one of those that has to get dentures. I have no choice. My teeth are very loose and falling out one by one. And my teeth are constantly in pain and I now have no back teeth.

This is a support forum these people do not have an agenda. I mean honestly you think there is a big conspiracy to overtake the world with dentures??????
Christine

Auckland, New Zealand

#1077 Jun 15, 2012
Rigman wrote:
Day after 8 extractions and new uppers. 65. Pretty sore last night, but I had great drugs, no pain at all 24 later. They are loose and weird, and I know my palate is changed, and they will never be like real teeth. On the plus side - they look great, and I have goo ten rid of 8 rotten teeth covered up by 20 year old crowns and bridges that were likely impacting my immune system. Feel better already !
Yea its not fun, but neither are rotten teeth. Most folks I talk to with long time dentures have no issues with them.
It will take a little time to get used to them but don't forget that your gums will still be swollen and need to settle, takes longer for some then others ,it is no fun but like you say better then rotten teeth and at least you will be able to smile with confindence. I have had my uppers for 9 years now and have no problems with them at all they are part of me now, however bottom dentures are a different story. Keep your chin up and all will work out well, All the best.
Christine

Auckland, New Zealand

#1078 Jun 15, 2012
moomur wrote:
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This is why you do research and talk to people before you get dentures. Ask questions. I am one of those that has to get dentures. I have no choice. My teeth are very loose and falling out one by one. And my teeth are constantly in pain and I now have no back teeth.
This is a support forum these people do not have an agenda. I mean honestly you think there is a big conspiracy to overtake the world with dentures??????
Well said Moorum, most of us have unfortunately no choice.
John Doe

Cedarburg, WI

#1079 Jun 16, 2012
I am a young guy with full dentures. I want to know whats the risk for leaving them in all night and then cleaning and rebonding them in the morning?
John Doe

Cedarburg, WI

#1080 Jun 16, 2012
steve wrote:
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You say you have family and children so you have much to be happy for. There is no hatefulness in my words. Millions of people would NOT be getting full dentures if they could imagine the terrible consequences of having all their teeth extracted. They would, instead, slowly get their own teeth fixed right. We all ought to be looking out for people who still have their own teeth and not just be thinking of ourselves. I've stated several times there are "some" folks who truly had no other choice.
I feel for you we are the same age with the same problem my teeth started rotting right out of my head in my early twentys. I took care of them, it was just my enamel was like chalk. Mr surgeon said to get a coupe of Implants to ancor the bottoms in, but like you I don't have the monoey for that. I just past the one week mark still having a little pain from 14 extractions, but they do look good. Maybe one day I'll win the Lottery.

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