Cant live this way!

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I'm only one week in. They pulled 21 teeth. Theres a lot of pain and the bottom plate cant go in yet due to a lot of stiches and swelling. Thats not even close to the worst. I am a baker and avid cook. The worst thing in the world is losing the two things that have been my life long passion. Cooking and eating. I lost the desire to cook partly because I cant eat. I miss pork chops with my special sauce, giant homemade cheeseburgers, pizza with a ton of toppings, and my special apple pie. I just want to cry every time I look in the fridge and see all the things I cant eat. I hate my life right now. I will never be the same. Its so incredibly depressing. How am I going to learn to live without my two only pleasures in life, cooking and eating???
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Debi Hilley

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You will enjoy them again. Millions of people live with dentures and no one starves. I suggest getting a horeshoe upper or a half top upper once healed. It's amazing. It's been a week. Your health will improve immensely and your life will improve. I eat everything and I'm a gourmet cook.
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Seriously? I feel like I will never eat gourmet food again. The pain is terrible and the top dentures make me where I cant even enjoy scrambled eggs. I know people have much bigger problems than me, I just miss eating and I miss feeling good. Sorry to sound petty about something so small
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Debi Hilley

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You just had essentially major surgery!!! You have to heal. You will.
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You're too impatient. Good Lord, as stated, you've have surgery and massive trauma done to your mouth. If you don't slow down on your expectations you will be sorely disappointed. Give yourself time to adjust, this is a process. You're only one week out. You're mouth isn't even close to being healed.
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This style denture opens the roof of your mouth so texture is better and swallowing is easier.
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I just watched your utube post was this made through a private dentist?
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I assume you mean the one I made? Russell Klein made the denture and I made the horsehoe myself. Now I have 2 that way. An ultralight from him and the acrylic I did myself. I could never wear a full palate denture due to the fact that I have an elongated soft palate and a palatial tori. I was ok when I firat got them but I had issues swallowing, sore throats, just couldn't wait to get them out. Now? I wear them 24-7.
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Could you explain how you made this horseshoe denture... I have issues swallowing also and find this intriguing.
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Elisha Wilbur

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I am curious for the horseshoes denture as well...maybe in another few weeks I may try that. My permanent Dentures are not due to be in until September. Thanks
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Elisha
This was Posted bout making an open pallet:
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Got dentures but they insisted on giving me an upper pallet, blocking tongue from roof of mouth.  I bought a Dremel Tool and used the plastic cutter with a little olive oil to cut out the center pallet.  I used a Dremel sanding drum to smooth edges.  I had no Dremel experience whatsoever but it was a breeze; no problems.  I did have to rig a little jig, to hold the denture. So far works great with Fixodent Plus.

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Below From the internet On Implant supported dentures:

===========================================================================Although there are still many alternatives available, implant supported dentures are largely considered to be the best option out there. They provide all the benefits of normal dentures with a number of advantages wearers all seem to agree put them a cut above.

Implant supported dentures are the natural extension of the more traditional version. In the past, dentures have been held in with some type of adhesive – either a tape-like-strip or some type of glue or a paste. That’s a lot of confidence to put into such a material. As such, many wearers never felt comfortable using their full range of motion. Food could easily get in between the dentures and the gums, too, causing discomfort and potential embarrassment. All these factors and more practically defeated the purpose.
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Perhaps someone like RK could make an open pallet version of your
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Below Sephan  explains how he retrofitted his open pallet denture:____
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The tool is a Dremel 4000 but other rotary tool models would likely work too.  The cutting was done with the little cutoff wheel that is marked "Plastic."  A little drum with probably a 60 grit sandpaper was used to smooth things.  NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE PREPAID ADJUSTMENTS COMING, AS WITH AFFORDABLE DENTURES' plans, this cutting might be seen by them as invalidating their obligation.  I'll also try to send pictures of the jig that I rigged to hold the denture in place during cutting
  
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Chef DG
Hi Chef DG
If you can afford any kind of implant system you would  probably be happier
At lat or your bottom dentures as almost no one can get used to using bottom denturses

Getting a clip on bottom denture attached with 2 or 3 implants would be the least expensive way to go.

Having the work done at a dental college clinic in  your state would cost you the least

Please let us know what progress you have made and if you are feeling better
Please keep us updated as this is a learning blog where we all share and learn from each other
Your dental journey is important to us 
Good  luck
Barbara
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Barbara you constantly say almost no one has a good bottom yet that isn't true. I know many who do quite well. They aren't on the forums because they aren't having problems.
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Debi Hilley

    HI  Debi
    YOU said
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    Barbara you constantly say almost no one has a good bottom yet that isn't true. I know many who do quite well. They aren't on the forums because they aren't having problems"

    Yes Debi
    I do say people  all have trouble with bottom dentures.  Dentists even say that.    I think there are serious problems with bottom dentures and probably they are also very difficult to fit  by the dentist.  One person said their dentist called bottom
    dentures "pocket dentures"  because they end up in peoples pockets and another person  on this site said her dentist said "Don't even waste your money on buying them"

    You are one of those fortunate people who are doing really well with them and that
    is wonderful for you.   I hope there are more of you.   Even David who is so happy with his dentures said if he had the extra money he would opt for implants.
    I think a dentist has to be really really good to get the bottom denture right and that many people can never be fitted properly for  bottom dentures without it floating around.  We all know people having trouble with bottom dentures but Thank You for pointing out that there are people that can wear them comfortably
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Actually I never said I even had lower dentures because I don't. But I know at least 20 people personally who do have them and not one single person has an issue wearing them or eating with them. My grandparents had them for years and never had a problem with their lowers either. You only hear about the problems that people are having you don't ever hear about the successes that was my point. And sometimes what you say on here isn't right or you're quoting people wrong just like what you did to me now. I know a lot of people have problems with them but I know as many people who don't. And I'm telling you you will not hear from the people who don't have a problem only from the people who do. And sometimes what you say is going to adversely affect somebody as well and somebody who needs lowers might not get them because of what you said even though they may never have a problem with them. Stop and think before you say anything is all I'm saying and please stop quoting me wrong.
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Hi Debi
I thought you did have full dentures and I apologize if you think that was a terrible thing.

People should be aware that their are different views.  Knowledge is Power
No one suffers when they know all sides.  People that post here and  complain on here 
 should know about different ways to handle bottom dentures that are floating.

I am also  wondering if you have  any idea about how RK Russell Kaye's bottom dentures compared to people getting their bottoms fitted by their dentist???  Do we have as many
complaints about RK's bottom dentures as compared to others?

Does RK  first get  the wax impression and then follow up impressions before he makes the bottom denture??
  
Stay Well
Barbara
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It's not that I think it's a bad thing it's just not what I have. Misleading people will get you nowhere. And YES people should know all.sides but no one comes here or to FB groups and goes "yay! Everything's perfect!" They do come to complain and find out what they can do to fix a problem. Many with no problems don't even know there are forums.

As for RK. I know people with his uppers and lowers. Never heard many complaints about him at all. Yes, some, but not like others. And yes. He does wax tryins. Most people opt for them. Some people just do impressions.

I really don't know what you're doing besides trying to scare people. The poster of this comment probably thinks her life is over after your comments. You are not offering solutions to people who have floating lowers. Implants aren't doable for most people for many reasons. Bone problems. Cost. Lack of a qualified dentist. Implants faIl too. There is some resarch that they can cause as many problems as they appear to solve.

So please, be careful not to scare people and try to answer with your own experiences not using the experience of other people. Speak to your implants and surgeries and let others speak to theirs.
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My issues with my bottoms,so far, has been fixed for the most part since getting a soft reline and being able to apply some adhesive. I was thrilled the first time after weeks that I could eat a few more of my favorite things. I am only 20 days out from surgery but mine has went great so far since getting the soft relines.
Thanks,
Elisha
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Elisha

Schelly posted this about open pallet denture with RK:

Schelly

Mine will be here in a couple of weeks.  Service has been fantastic and my wax try-in was right the very first time.  I'll be happy to follow up with a "review" when I get my partial in the mail, hopefully before the new year.

It won't cover my palate - I cannot TELL you how excited I am about that.