A different kind of before and after pic

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I've had my upper and lower temp dentures for almost 7 weeks since having 27 extractions.  I redid my soft lining a couple of days ago, and put my dentures in with powders on the uppers and paste on the lowers yesterday. I finally got my wife to go out to eat last night, so I made the most of it. We went to a great local restaurant and I got a 14 oz. ribeye with a salad bar.
I've always heard that a picture is worth a thousand words so here is a different kind of before and after pic:

Before:



After:



Man vs. Food.... I WIN!

Ok, ok ... Maybe I did just want to gloat a little. Just let me have this moment, ok?
I just can't make this a habit or I'll put back on the 20+ pounds I lost.

If they can do my hard relines to fit this good, I'll be tickled pink. 

I guess what I'm saying is give your gums time to heal, get the best fit possible, glue 'em in and go for it. I seem to have pretty good shape for dentures. The lab assistant said I had a little suction on my bottoms, then added "you won't". I hope she meant the temps, 'cause if they can't get the same fit with a hard reline as I can with a do-it-yourself reline, there is something wrong, and they will be seeing a lot of me.
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AliciaP

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Well Ken, you've beat me once again. However, with my health issues and my funky hard reline, I didn't wear my teeth all that much - I'd sometimes go a week or so without wearing them.

But yesterday I picked up my permanent teeth (different story, different picture ) and drove straight to McDonald's for my egg McMuffin meal!
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I almost asked if you at least hot the mcmuffin. Lol. Looks like ypu topk a pretty good bite out of it.
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What awesome pictures! I do believe that the two of you are giving others great hope for their eating future! You both rock!
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Thanks Rosie. I'm sure you see more negative comments than positive. I thought a change was in order.
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That was supposed to say: You're the one got me thinking about steak. ;p
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AliciaP

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I thought maybe you had already taken your teeth out, so you were slur-typing. Lol
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I was typing with a lisp, or worse. I blame it on the phone. I've got fat fingers. LoL, I went back and edited it but my post never changed for some reason.
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I fat-finger all the time. I have come to really like using a stylus!

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