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First few weeks - up and down stairs?

I didn't do stairs until about 14 days when I could navigate with a cane. Good idea to set up a twin bed on your mail level.  (Apr 7, 2011 | post #4)

Hip Replacement

longer leg after hip replacement

I am 4 weeks post op on my left hip. Yes, the left leg is longer; doc said about 2 cm. He also said it would even out and that he didn't want me to get a lift in my right show at this point.  (Apr 7, 2011 | post #122)

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New Dentures

Angel and BAnn...thanks for posting to my blog. I am sorry I am not able to participate in this forum right now as my life has taken me down roads I never thought I would travel. It is all too personal to post here. Fear not, I am well and looking forward to January when I get my porcelain bridge. Angel, I am so glad you are finally finished...what a relief that must be...I know I am looking forward to that day myself. I'm on comcast and I'm merry.mac if you want to email me. I will answer as time allows. Hugs to all, Merry  (Nov 17, 2010 | post #776)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

Richard, that was an excellent account that will very likely help others. Thank you for posting it and I don't mind that you are long winded -- I tend to get that way myself at age 67 years. I agree with what Angel said about the mini implants. You managed to keep 23 teeth for all of your years and it would be ashamed to have your bone resorb now and denture wearers do experience bone loss. I have eight upper regular implants and will have five lower implants placed next year. I found the implant experience to be much less difficult than the extraction process. I think you would love the feel of having teeth that are as close to your natural teeth, I know I do and I expect you and I will live many more years to enjoy them. Hugs, Merry  (Sep 15, 2010 | post #2017)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

Debbie555, since you have confirmation from another dentist that the denture sold to you by Affordable Dentures is poor quality and everything is off/doesn't fit, file a small claim against them. Even if you had to remove your teeth for court, you won't see any of those people again anyway. And, if they ignore the notice to appear, you win three times the money you are sueing for. Might be worth a shot...that's what I plan on doing to Pearle Vision because they don't give refunds either and the two pair of glasses they made for me are all wrong. Good luck!!!  (Sep 14, 2010 | post #2012)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

I agree with Angel, I wouldn't use any adhesive so soon. As for meetings and talking, if anyone questions you, just tell them to please bare with you as you've had some oral surgery. Beyond that, it's none of their business.  (Sep 13, 2010 | post #2006)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

Cloey, my first denture didn't line up with my lower teeth and were off-centered to the left also. My dentist insisted it wasn't that obvious and I answered WELL, IT'S OBVIOUS TO ME!. The second dentist who looked at them flipped them over and looked at the ridge (which was made by my own palate when the impression was taken)and said the lab should have lined up the front teeth with that ridge, the center of my natural palate. If you are unhappy as you said you are, have them make another set. I have no idea why your dentist thinks giving it a couple of weeks will move or align the teeth. Those teeth are anchored in acrylic and if they actually march a little bit to the right let me know because I will be shocked! Never mind what the hubby says; he may be telling you the truth from his point of view but when I refused to leave the house without teeth my husband told me it wasn't obvious LOL. Nothing could have been a bigger lie at the moment. Get a new set, have a wax try-in and don't agree to the final product until you LOVE your smile.  (Sep 13, 2010 | post #2005)

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new denture wearer

LOL Newteefs...I love it!!! You keep these people in line. ;-)  (Sep 9, 2010 | post #822)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

Update from Merry Mac: I saw my oral surgeon today at a moment's notice because I have some sores on the inside of my mouth, on the palate near the site where the implant was moved. Long story short, I have an infection (which is not uncommon after surgery) and as soon as the Amoxicillin was all gone, it reared its ugly head. I now have a round of Clindamycin which I started as soon as I got home from drug store. The good news is that he removed a couple of visible sutures that were ready to come out and I got the okay to start using my water pik again...he suggested using salt water in it for some relief. Other than that, I am doing well. :-)  (Sep 8, 2010 | post #1993)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

Hi Theresa, I think if you are eating and able to chew after just 6 weeks, you are doing well. The talking will take a while for your tongue to adjust, at least mine did. I don't have mini's but some folks here do. I seem to remember that a mini implant costs about $500 each and that doesn't include any sedation you might have plus a surgeon's fee.  (Sep 8, 2010 | post #1992)

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Learning to eat with dentures

Skippy Lou, I wish I had good advice for you but I've always has the same problem with my lower partial and I do not wear it for that reason. I have more lower teeth however, so I can chew without it. Have you tried powder adhesive? Many people here have had good luck with it as opposed to the goopy stuff?  (Sep 8, 2010 | post #288)

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How do I make my dentist fix my dentures?

Bonnie, thank you for your very informative post. Sounds as though you have a lot of knowledge, are you in the profession? Having had experience on the patient end, my first denture must have been made by an inexperienced technician. The ridge down the roof of my mouth was very clear in the impression and yet the front teeth were not lined up to match with it and the teeth were way off center. My second set looked beautiful, unfortunately they were so big there was no way, even with adhesive, that I could keep them in. My theory is that many dentists take the impression before the post extraction swelling goes down and the result is an ill-fitting dental appliance.  (Sep 8, 2010 | post #85)

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Hi Debbie555, please let us know how it goes in the morning. Since you've got a tooth that has fallen out, you certainly have something big to complain about. Give 'em hell.  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #748)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

It seems almost barbaric to give only one soft reline. I would check a round and see if you can find a dentist who will help you with this. It really can't cost all that much. When it's time for the permanent denture, insist upon a wax try-in so you can see how longer teeth are going to look on you.  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #1989)

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Cheer up New Denture Wearers

Happy Birthday Angel...so glad you had a wonderful day with family!!!  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #1988)