Dentures and the roof of my mouth

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I know your fear. I am facing having 10 upper teeth pulled and an immediate upper denture. I have had the impressions made and was supposed to have went last sat for the e day, but I freaked out and cancelled it. My MAIN worry is the feeling of something covering the rood of my mouth. We who have had bad teeth know what extractions are and feel like. How having a painful ass abcess is. What happened was I had a small hole in my front tooth, and he fixed it...yeah...well now I have an abcess in the front tooth behind my nose. I have loose teeth...a partial is not an option...so he said a denture is the best option. When the technician came to do the impression , she was like "im so sorry about the new" like I was dying! Why didn't she say WOW you are getting a new smile or something positive...so I was scared to death....I was sick emotionally the entire weekend...so I call them to put a hold on everything.....I have seen a lot of positives on youtube...but how do you get used to the thing on the roof of the mouth??? Is that difficult?? eventually do you not notice it?? HELP
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Patti Howard Greene

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I am seven weeks out u don't feel anything in ur mouth any more u get use to it quickly.I do have a little trounle with food getting stuck on the roof of my mouth I am careful about what I eat. Things will be ok. Think nice big smile.
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I'm hoping that will be the same for me. I'm day 5. The teeth are gorgeous but having the hard acrylic on the roof of my mouth feels terrible.
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Melanie Renna

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I just got my perms! I didn't have immediate dentures I went 5 months without teeth!!! And yes it is so weird not feeling the roof of your mouth I got s piece of American cheese stick to it last night! I'm also having to get used to my bite again,but from what I've heard on here it's something you get used to!!! That's encouraging!
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Did you reschedule your appt? It took me three days just to call them last time so I know how you feel.
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No I haven't reschedules yet. I am trying to do research and convince myself to do it. I know it is inevitable. However, I still have the issues of losing the sensation of feeling the top of my mouth.. thank you Patti for the vote of confidence. Will it ever feel like me?? I went thru breast cancer 5 years ago. Double mastectomy. It feels like piece by piece im losing. Its like the permanence of it...what if I don't like the look of the teeth?? I am a semi professional dart player and I chew gum for tension druing matches and I wont be able to do it anymore. Any the horror stories about eating ...will I ever be able to eat whatever I want?? I drink koolaid...no more sugary drinks?/ It seems it will change a lot of Me. and of course we associate it will age. I am 48, but I look a bit younger...I don't want the old face people get when they lose their teeth. HELP


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Patti Howard Greene

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My mother chews gum and has dentures I think u just have to learn how just like eating it all takes time and we get the hang of it.
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Consider the alternative, my friend.  You need to think of what the positives are.  I wasn't totally pleased with the feel of my dentures at first, but I had worn braces as a pre-teen and had a "retainer" which covered the roof of my mouth when the braces came off.  If you want to have a nice smile sometime in the near future, you have to go through what it takes to get there.  Keep the faith and don't give up.
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debintn

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But do you get used to the feeling? How long if so? Will it ever feel normal that in there?
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AliciaP

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I'm with you - I miss the roof of my mouth too!

There are better options out there, unfortunately most of us can't afford them (i.e. implants)
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I saw a video on the Internet when I was researching options, before I started this pro-
cess, and it showed a procedure for the top denture, where you have four implants which snap onto your denture, holding it in place. He then trimmed the palate, exposing most of the roof of your mouth. That's what I wanted!!! I did get the bottom done (it's not finished, will let you know how it turns out) and ran out of money before I could pay for the top (I know it's several thousand dollars.). The sad part is that I thought I was going to get the top I described, but then learned it was not included in my plan. If I continue to have as much trouble as I am having, I keep thinking maybe that would be an option in the future.
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Teresa Burnett

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Why can't I feel food in my mouth
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Teresa Burnett

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Is it normal for top to feel numb with food?
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Yes. I struggle with that, but I promise it will get better!