2nd time trying this. I'm a Denture Clinic Coordinator and if you have any denture related questions I will do my best to help. :)

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I'm a Denture Clinic Coordinator and if you have any denture related questions I will do my best to help. :)
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Josie

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Hi Barbara,
Thank you! I live in Washington State and started with some research about Pierce college dental hygiene clinic.
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Barbara G

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Susi
Try and get credit for your nurse experience
Barbara
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Hi I wanted an opinion on taking my denture out. I had an immediate upper denture put in yesterday after getting all my remaining upper teeth pulled. In was only told I could sleep with it in overnight and then could take it out. Its been a little over 24 hours..I'm still really sore and in a lot of pain and bleeding. and I'm just very nerveous to take it out myself. I do go back to the dentist in 3 days. Should I try to take it out before then or is it ok to wait? My dentist didn't give me much detailed instruction on what's ok.
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Hi Keesha, We also recommend to wear it for the 1st 24 hrs then it's good to not wear it to sleep going forward. This allows your gums to rest and the blood circulate. It helps to maintain the rest of bone you have as well. Kind of like wearing an elastic around your wrist and it leaves a mark. Think of that in your mouth.

If you don't feel comfortable taking it out don't worry about it. The worse is there may be some food or blood but no biggie for a Dentist to see when you go in. If you want to give it a try take it out and "swoosh" your mouth with luke warm salt water really quick and rinse the denture and pop it back in.If you don't take it out it's ok but still do the salt water process. It won't be as effective with the denture in but it will still help. Better than nothing right?  I'd suggest to "swoosh" (head side to side then open mouth over the sink) for the 1st week at least. Once 1 week is up I'd say continue to rinse your mouth with salt water like it's your best friend. I'd say 6 times a day if you can for at least 6mths. This will help your gums heal quicker. Hope this helps
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Keesha, Here's a link I posted in the past regarding denture care. Hang in there. Things will get better.

https://getsatisfaction.com/dentureliving/topics/denture-care-tips
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Thank you for your advice. I haven't tried taking it out yet. I see my dentist in 2 days so I might leave it in. I've been doing the salt water rinses. I noticed today the denture is a little crooked. I'm still a bit swollen and feel sore on one spot on my right side. Not sure if its the denture or the extraction site that's making it feel sore. I'm trying to hang in there till I see my dentist
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Don't worry about it. Leave it to the Dentist then. They should also teach you how to insert it and take it out so you get the hang of it. We offer free adjustments basically forever. Good! Keep on those rinses. You may feel the denture pushing up your nose or even pain on the left or the right side. Your Dentist will trim that away. That's  a sign that your gums are receding and the denture is getting a bit to big for you. That will all improve down the road. It will feel like a long road but you can do it!
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Josie when I have impressions made for my new denture is there a secret to getting it just right my last denture didnt feel right in the arch of my mouth, my upper felt crooked I think when they put the impression in my mouth - I did something wrong??? I need help
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Hi Josie
Since you are a dental coordinator I would like your opition on over dentures or clip on dentures particularly for the bottom denture

What do you think about dentures attached to implants??  Do you have any advise concerning dental implants?
Thanks 
Barbara
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How long does one normally have to wait to get permanent dentures after immediate dentures??
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Hi Patricia,

A Dentist or Denturist is qualified to take impressions. Unfortunately it sounds like you're having Immediate Dentures issues. It's "normal" and common for many people to feel odd. It's a long journey and all new. Your gums are receding and healing for the next 6 months and up to one year.  The dentures will always feel ill-fitting for the first 6 months. Get your adjustments when needed and make rinsing with salt water for the next 6 mths your best friend and using adhesive. Keep your head up! You can do it! Things will get better.
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Hey Pamela,

You should not get permanent dentures before 6 months. The longer you wait the better but most of the receding happens in the first 6 months. Hope this helps.
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It will be a year in March. The dentist hasn't even mentioned them. My teeth look awful and still hurt. I just had a second hard reline on them.im nauseated continually... I am embarrassed to go out in public and have been in a state of depression since I got them. I look like I have a mouthpiece in, not teeth...
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Pamela Lynn Cooper
You should  have a talk with your dentist and see what adjustments can be made
Are you  talking  about you upper jaw   or your lower jaw???

Can you consider dentures secured by 2 or more implants.
  
It would be  An  over denture or a clip on denture   secured by implants so they don't shift and slide and don't gag???

 
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Hi Barbara G,

I think Implant Retained Dentures are great! Fixed but preferably Removable ones as you can clean them yourself. 4 implants are great and most of the time 2 will work just fine. However they are very costly and not every one can afford them. It's great that there are options out there for people to consider.
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Pamela Lynn Cooper,

Can you go a little bit more into detail? Why are you nauseated all the time? Maybe a family Dr should get involved for that. What exactly hurts etc?
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Josie
About implants

What is a fair low  price for an over denture or snap on denture with 2 implants?

Don't you think people should consider it at least for the lower denture??
Barbara
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Just having the denture in my mouth makes me nauseated. They've trimmed it back and I've done dozens of soft relines and 2 hard relines. My gums are very "pitted" because of a severe infection I had prior to the teeth being removed. I also have a severe degenerative bone disease. My dad got implants that they had to remove because the bones had deteriorated to the point that the implant base was protruding... I would love to get implants, if possible, but my insurance doesn't cover them. I can't even afford new dentures. These ones have never got me right. I have full upper and partial lower. If you notice they are also crooked...
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Pamela Lynn Cooper

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AnAnd monkey lip...
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Pamela Lynn Cooper
Are the lower partials alright?
Hopefully it is just the uppers that are the problem
Is it the adhesives that is causing the problem???
Ar you sure the insurance will give you nothing toward implants???
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Hi Barbara,

I'm in Canada so prices vary. The fixed Implant Retained Denture can go for about $25000 or Removable around $5000-$10000. It's hard to give an estimate when people may need a lot of extractions or a few. Like I mentioned above I think it's the best option and we make them here but I'm a practical person. I don't have that kind of money sitting around for that and I know many people don't so that's why I say it's nice to have options to consider. At the end of the day it's your mouth...you're the boss.
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Pamela it's so hard to assess online even though you showed me your pics. Thanks for doing that. Yes it is gummy and yes the teeth are off your midline. Unfortunately the teeth can't be moved unless its' remade :( I'm thinking you may get nauseated because you hate them so much and they don't fit right. Don't take offence but it's a huge "mental and emotional" ride too and I think you're probably sick to your stomach when you put them in because you're sick of them and know they're "not right". Awee hun hang in there. I don't want to be a downer for you. Don't worry about implants right now. They are the best but you don't really need them for the upper. If you have the right fitting Complete Upper denture you would have good suction and use adhesive for meals like corn on the cob. Find out if your insurance will cover a new Complete Upper Denture. If you are in the States are Denture Clinics legal in the State you live in?
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I live in AZ
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Pamela Lynn Cooper

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Barbara, my lowers are ok. My insurance does not cover implants at all. I'm so depressed right now. I don't even go out anymore outside of work...
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Pamela Lynn Cooper

Maybe even though  your insurance doe not cover implants   you should still  consider getting the   least expensive implant procedure like an over denture   or  snap on Denture  for only your upper jaw

With implants  you do not  use glue or   have a pallett 
Even if your plan   does not pay for implants they would pay for the denture and rest of the work

Are you close enough to Mexico where implants are much less expensive??

THere  is a blog on this  site  about people who have gotten implants
You could also  finance the  work or get a  new credit card with no interest for a year
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I have no money and don't qualify for care credit....
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Pamela
Could a GO FUND ME work?
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Morning Pamela Lynn Cooper,

I'm not sure if you want to do this as it's personal to put on here but can you take a pic and show it to me without your dentures in and smiling like your last pic with them in and post them both together?  I'm not sure if a pic on here will help to determine if I can see how much bone you have in the front (anterior). Unfortunately a Reline only improves the fit INSIDE that makes contact to your gums but does nothing to the teeth.

We have never had to do a Rebase (thankfully) but it does exist.  A Rebase is when they remove all the acrylic. So all the "pink" is removed basically right down to the teeth and it's rebuilt. The difference with a Reline is that just the inside is "reconstructed". With a Rebase it won't change the position of the teeth as a "whole" but it can bring the teeth "up" more so it doesn't look "gummy".  That's if you don't have a lot of bone. Based on what you mentioned above with bone disease etc I'm thinking you don't have a lot of bone. You should see if there are Denture Clinics in AZ. Keep me posted if you like.

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 Josie
You are such an  asset on  this site
Barbara
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Thanks Barbara G. Just trying to help people out. :)

Oh and Pamela if a Rebase would improve your denture it's a lot less than paying for a new one and IMO they should do it at no cost! You mentioned the denture is "pitted"....I think I know what you mean. Can you show me a pic of that as well?
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Hello, Josie!


I was wondering if you could take a look at the 3 questions I made on my profile today. I’m never new to all of this (I’m 24, just had the extractions 3 days ago, partial upper denture). I’ve been an anxious, worried mess these entire 3 days. I was all concerned about the procedure that I didn’t think much about the aftermath of it all, I for some reason thought this would all be easy, but it’s not. Now post operation, i’m a mess (met ally and emotionally), but physically I’m not too bad. Although I HATE these. I can’t wait till I don’t need to sleep with them in any longer! They’re just so uncomfortable to wear 24/7. I want to feel free for a few hours.


Sorry about my little rant, but I would very much appreciate it if you could take a look at my posts. I’d love your insight. :)

One more thing! It’s day 3 and I’m still very lightly (hardly at all) bleeding from one of the extraction sites. It ONLY happens when I rinse. It’s not much blood, and it doesn’t happen every time, but it does happen here and there. I rinse very gently. The site is not in any pain and isn’t swollen or even red or anything... but is this normal?
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Lisa
it is difficult to find profiles 
Why don't you repeat  your question for Josie and post  it here  on this site
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Could you maybe give some insight on my question i have posted on my profile?? Or would i need to post it here for that
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Barbara G

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yes post it here