Day 1 with NEW permanent upper :-) !!!!!!

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This week I am 34 weeks ( with dentures, lol still counting!), and today is the first day of having my new permanent upper.  After 8 and a half months later, I am 100% happy with having had to have my upper teeth removed, now that I have my permanent denture.  What a difference!!  And now having these new babies in my mouth, I absolutely do not regret having to go down this denture road.  I was really happy with the look of my immediates, but as we know, as time goes on, the gum shrinkage is unbelievable! And the amount of adhesive I was having to use daily on top of my reline, to keep those suckers in, was just awful.  I waited as long as possible to get my newbies made, so that the fit would end up being better, and I am so happy that I did. Please make sure, you research really well when getting your permanents done, because it can be another 'make or break' situation, to find the right dental person.  I went to 3 different practises, read their reviews etc, before I found my dream dental team.  My denturist LISTENED to me, and how I wanted my permanents to look, and was going to take as long as it took, until I was happy with the final product.  It took 6 weeks and he allowed me to take the wax-ins home twice, to critique his work, and to make the necessary changes.  TODAY, everything has been worth the wait for my new permanents.  They don't look like dentures, as they have a character look, and the teeth size and colour suit my face.  NO MORE monkey upper lip, and hideous lipstick stains!  GONE!! (very important to us ladies).  My newbies fit snug (no need for glue, unless by my choice only) and I won't need any further adjustments made.  I have no sore spots, my bite is just right and I have no problems with my speech.
Have I forgotten I have plastic in my mouth with my newbies? NOPE, but these are extremely comfortable to wear, so that now I am not focusing on my denture 24/7.  For those who continue to still struggle with your immediates, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I LOVE my new permanent denture.
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Congratulations! I love reading stuff like this, gives me hope (I’m only 1 week and a day into my temporaries). Thanks for sharing!
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Nancy E Colson

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Having just started month 4 of immediates, this gives me hope that there is something better coming. I think I have another two months before the permanent process starts.
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In the 8.5 months of having to wear my immediates, today is the happiest EVER of having to wear a denture.  And knowing that these are now my permanents, I am absolutely thrilled.  It was a process though......research, get different consults, finding the right dentist, wax-in try ins, but take your time...... You are the one who has to live with your permanents, and you want to get it right the first time.  You'll be amazed at the difference between your immediates and then your permanents.  I don't want to sound as if I'm exaggerating, but 100% better for me :-)
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where did you get it done?  i'm still looking for someone who knows it's an 'art' to create a great smile-thanks
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Hi Donnie, I live In New Zealand, otherwise would happily recommend him to you. 
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@Donnie what area of so cal are you in? I am located in Kern county area. Have you found anyone yet? Have you received any estimates? I am 7mo out from full mouth extractions. My dentist made a temporary perm denture for me in a rush so I didn't have to see in-laws without teeth for holidays. They're so big but did fit one time after a soft liner. My mouth is small and I may need a custom tray for impressions. I always feel as if I'm gagging and I have panic attacks since they've been apart of my life on 12/10/18. my teeth always feel to appear as I am the character of wally moose from National Lampoon Wally World mascot. Sorry Folks....... I am finding pricing at 4800.00 per set to 22k for full set denture with 6 post implant. My first interaction with a denture specialist quoted me 10k for full set of regular dentures then committed suicide in the office a week later. Everyone says my teeth look good. I say anything looks better than 99 yr old mouth on a 42yr old woman or someone assumes I have a substance abuse issue just from my teeth, which i documented the loss and deteriorating of my mouth over three years time I went from no cavities at check up to needing full extraction for healthiest outcome. I've rambled. I hope you have found someone. Someone who listens to you.
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Do you have a recommendation to provide for your glorious results?  I've never heard of such glorious results.  Who, or what type, of denturist did you have?  Was it done in Canada?  How much did you pay.  In other words, blaze a trail we can follow to get such glorious results.  Otherwise......
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Hi,  I would totally recommend my denturist, but I live in New Zealand.  If you are wanting to come over for a holiday at the same time, and would like to meet him, I would be more than happy to give you his name and website to look up.  My research here in my city to find the right one for me, lead me to various dentists, ranging in quotes from $2000 to $10,000!  If I wasn't happy with the results I got, I certainly wouldn't have posted them on this forum, but I am.  This forum is to encourage, not discourage others.  Not all dentists do a terrible job, some actually do listen to their clients!
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Wow! I...am...soooo happy to read this and that you're Happy! You go girl! So glad to read you found a Dentist that cares and listens! Happy to hear you found a great Denturist as well. Rock that smile! Congrats! :)
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So happy for you! Just want to know, what does this cost? I'm on SS and am paying for dental insurance, but it's a joke! They pay very little. I am struggling to keep my lower teeth and am having a hard time paying for the dentist who is trying to help me do that. I have uppers right now and I hate them! I can't afford to have them adjusted and they are always loose. My smile is not my own. They look nothing like my real teeth. Food is not the same. I would love to do what you did!! Just sadly do not think I can afford it without help from insurance. 

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if you can-keep what lower teeth you have and just get a partial-you have a full upper-i hate mine too but if it's falling out-at the very least-get a reline to make it fit-IF a reline is done right-we shouldn't need glue but like making dentures-not every so-called professional knows what they're doing-the BEST thing for all of us is a denturist but only a few states allow them.  where do you live?  i 'feel' for you-i HATE my upper too and i'm retired on s.s. i have denti-cal which will cover the cost but who to go to that can make it right?   
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Hi Barbara, I live in New Zealand so the costs of what we have to pay would differ from your country, and we have the option of using either dentists or denturists.  Most people in my country would go to a denturist, as they are the specialist in dentures for us, and we have so many to choose from.  I think I must be one of the lucky ones.  I really feel for you and Donnie (above post).
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Barbara. I’m in the US and I don’t have insurance, but rather a dental discount plan. Look into Careington. I got 50% off my dentures and paid only $3,000 for the entire procedure instead of the $6,000 quote. I pay $100 per year for the discount plan.
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Positivity!!!. Great to read this with all the problems we read on this site. I would like to know more about the fit of the dentures since this is the only area I’m unsure of with mine. Like, how snug are they supposed to be?
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Mine are extremely snug, they do not fall down what so ever when I open my mouth, and eating is no problem.  I no longer need to wear glue to hold them in place.  This is where it is so important for your dentist to do your moulds correctly.  This will help to determine the snug fit.
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That is amazing. I would love a goop free day.