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Taliseian

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#1
Aug 29, 2011
 
Greetings all,

I've been lurking on these forums for the past couple of months - mostly in the Eating with Dentures - to learn and get used to my new dentures.

I took a different approach than a lot of others have.

I had my teeth pulled in the middle of May and only received my dentures two weeks ago.

That's right, I went several months with no teeth.

I was advised by my dentist that by going that route my gums would be fully healed from the extractions and the bone smoothing that was needed. This would help the dentures to fit better since the impressions would be made after the gums have shrunk.

So far, two weeks in, I've been able to eat salads (with some difficulty), pasta, breads (only tiny bites since they stick), cereal, and popcorn with no pain in my mouth at all. I do use the Fixodent paste on both my uppers and lowers and they do stay in.

Eating is getting easier as time goes on, it's more of re-training how to eat more than fighting with the dentures.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for helping and giving advise. I've read a lot of posts on there that have helped.

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sorry

United States

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Aug 29, 2011
 
I think that's probably the ideal way to do it. Unfortunately, most people aren't willing to go without teeth for months.

Temporary dentures seem to be a big pain for a lot of people, with constant adjustments and relines needed, and then I assume when it's time for the permanent they go through the same problems adjusting to a denture that finally (hopefully) fits.

Glad to hear you're doing so well.
Sheri

United States

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Nov 16, 2011
 
I'm happy to see I'm not the only one!! I've been without teeth for almost 2 months. My dentist refused to do it any other way. I could have had it done elsewhere but it made sense after I thought it over so I did it. I'm getting anxious about the whole process when it's time to get my dentures. I'm afraid that I will struggle like some that have posted on this site!! I'm worried I won't like the way they look, how they will feel, and fit , as well as how I'll manage to " train myself" to eat with them. I was in sever pain with infections before the extractions so I never even read about what the complications could be. I just knew they would fit better if I waited until my bones and gums were completely healed. I have a check up this week and we will either start with the dentures or wait 4 more weeks. I am annoyed by my speech and limited diet but I certainly don't want to have waited this long just to rush things. So we shall see. Thanks for the post! It gives me hope.
Taliseian wrote:
Greetings all,
I've been lurking on these forums for the past couple of months - mostly in the Eating with Dentures - to learn and get used to my new dentures.
I took a different approach than a lot of others have.
I had my teeth pulled in the middle of May and only received my dentures two weeks ago.
That's right, I went several months with no teeth.
I was advised by my dentist that by going that route my gums would be fully healed from the extractions and the bone smoothing that was needed. This would help the dentures to fit better since the impressions would be made after the gums have shrunk.
So far, two weeks in, I've been able to eat salads (with some difficulty), pasta, breads (only tiny bites since they stick), cereal, and popcorn with no pain in my mouth at all. I do use the Fixodent paste on both my uppers and lowers and they do stay in.
Eating is getting easier as time goes on, it's more of re-training how to eat more than fighting with the dentures.
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for helping and giving advise. I've read a lot of posts on there that have helped.
T
sherry

Columbus, OH

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Dec 7, 2011
 
Hi everyone im 28 n had to have my teeth extracted after being abused for several yrs by my then husband. I just recently got my dentures they fit very good its a lil hard to eat with them I am trying to retrain my mouth how too wrk it sometimes feels like im gonna choke cuz I dnt know how to move my mouth. But reading all these post has giving me hope tht it will all wrk out in time..n e suggestions on how to retrain my mouth too wrk
Magz

Whangarei, New Zealand

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Dec 7, 2011
 
sherry wrote:
Hi everyone im 28 n had to have my teeth extracted after being abused for several yrs by my then husband. I just recently got my dentures they fit very good its a lil hard to eat with them I am trying to retrain my mouth how too wrk it sometimes feels like im gonna choke cuz I dnt know how to move my mouth. But reading all these post has giving me hope tht it will all wrk out in time..n e suggestions on how to retrain my mouth too wrk
Hi Sheri. Re: retraining your mouth to eat: I find it helps when you're chewing to have food in both sides of your mouth. It doesn't solve it all, but it goes a little way toward preventing my bottom denture from lifting out of place at each chew. Hope that helps some.

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