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I'm a 42 year old that will be getting full lower dentures (no implants)Absolutely terrified I will regret this decision even though I know my teeth are bad. My question to you is: what surprised you the most after getting dentures (positive/negative), what was the biggest challenge you had and how long did it last, do you regret your decision?
Would love to see responses.....particularly with full lower dentures as I've heard they are most challenging. Thanks so much
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Madison

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Dallas C DAlfonso

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Actually after about 3 months, my bottom plate stays fairly secure without any adhesive. Prior to that I used all kinds of adhesive from tube to wafers to powder. Now I only use adhesive if I'm going to be eating anything like popcorn or rice, or corn on the cob or steak. It does take some time to get used to. Also have a full upper plate as well, so practice speaking because you will find that words sound off with lowers, so have a conversation with yourself in the mirror and listen to yourself....
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joan rosenblatt

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If u have good bone you don't have to use so much adhesive.  I would suggest SECURE if u need to use something.  If you call them they will send u a full size tube to try their product.  GOO LUCK
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Full lowers march .full uppers june. Love them .1) can take them out 2)no more abcesses ,toothaches .3) chocolate . I still need to get my permanemt relines done on the bottom but am waiting til the 6month mark when most of the gum shrinkage has stopped. In the meantime i usually take them out when i eat unless im going to be in public then i just paste them in and eat. Biggest suprise was how beautiful and natural they looked ,so much so that i smile all the time. My biggest challenge is going to be eating when i get my permanent relines done as i said i eat without them in unless in public .Regrets nope not at all although i do get frustrated sometimes and i have gone out only to have to turn around and go back home as i left my teeth at home :-).
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Madison

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Glad it seemed to work out well for you. I'm more concerned about talking and being afraid they will be loose all the time
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Cassie Duff

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Theyll get loose as the gum shrinks .as for talking theres not much difference . Just talk to yourself or pets if you have any to get the hang of it .if your a fast talker then you need to learn to talk slower for a bit .i almost didnt go through with it because of being afraid of every possible thing that could go wrong i convinced myself that everything would be fine .a list of pros and cons for keeping my original teeth and a list of pros and cons for dentures .you will run into problems for a few months with dentures but its nothing compared to bad teeth sore gums bad breath constant pain. Im 43 and the last thing i wanted was old people dentures i was also worried that people would know i had dentures and laugh etc etc. Noone laughed noone but those i tell even know they are dentures. And even when they get loose youll know and can put a little bit of adhesive on to keep them in place til you get a reline . Most people on here will tell you that at the end of it all you will be glad you went ahead with it.
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I'm only 48 hours into my new upper and lower immediate dentures, and have NO regrets.  The pain isn't at all what I thought it would be.  I take the antibiotic and the pain pills (which are a little stronger than Advil.).  They're a bit lose and I'm just eating pudding, oatmeal and soup.  When the stitches fall out, I'll get my first soft realign.

I've also adjusted to talking with them.  I didn't take any time off work.  Though the first night, I had a LOT of bleeding and just a little the next day.

Maybe I'm lucky.  I still have good bone structure, so I think going with dentures at this time was the best decision, even though I could have saved my teeth and had them all restored (at an estimated cost of 8 to 10 thousand and about 30 dentist visits). 

Do what your dentist says.  My dentist specializes in this and provides a lot of dentures to a lot of people, of all ages. 

Good luck!!
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Madison

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Thank you!!!