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Well, guess I am finally done, been over six months now with the Permanent Dentures, just had an implant check up last Friday, all is good. I am scheduled to see the hygienist next January, sheesh, back to regular cleanings, seems a little odd but I have so much invested I'll do whatever is needed. Just a recap, my top denture is not removable, it is screwed into six implants, bottom denture is supported by a titanium bar, supported by 4 implants. The lower is removable, has small clips that snap onto the bar. I have no denture movement or rocking, I need no adhesive. I do remove the lower every night and do the denture soak thing, The top is just normal brushing and a waterpik to clean around the gum contact area, actually pretty simple maintenance. The only issue I have had was I have broken two front teeth (different times), I guess I don't realize how hard I bite! Both times the dentist was able to re-attach with some stinky acrylic solution. I was beginning to wonder if the lab had issues but I have now gone a couple of months without issue. I can literally eat anything I want, I am very thankful the two year process is over. One suggestion is if there is anyway to get some implants, do it! Not rocking, no movement, no adhesives, whats that worth in the long run? Priceless...
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Not if u r allergic to metals tho, even the best titanium implants can have a % of nickel in them - I had to have mine out for that reason, tho I was assured they were nickel-free, they are allowed to say that & still have less than 1% nickel.
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Ruidoso Bill

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Sorry for your reaction, glad I didn't have that issue.
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AliciaP

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I'm very happy for your success story! Congratulations!!
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Wanda Burke

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Have any of you had a problem with "nerve pain in the bone" during the process of getting your dentures to fit properly? I will be getting my final implant procedure in 3 weeks and, in the meantime, my denture fits well but I have a constant pain in the very back (especially when biting down. This causes me to clench my teeth and causes me to have a constant headache. If any of you have experienced the same thing, please let me know how you dealt with it.
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Ruidoso Bill

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The only issue I had was gum related, I never had any bone discomfort.
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I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but I had one socket that had a partial tooth in it when the x-ray was taken at the denture place. During the 3 weeks between the x-ray and me going to the oral surgeon the tooth fell out. When I mentioned it to the surgeon he told me that it was healing nicely so he didn't see any reason to open it up.

Now when I have teeth in, if I try to chew on that side it hurts like hell.

The dentist at the denture place told me out should get better but, worse case, I can always pay them to go in and permanently numb it. For now I just put orajel on it before putting my teeth in.
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Alicia, thanks for your input.....do you know what all is involved with the dentist going in to permanently numb that area?  I have tried the orajel but it didn't help me, so I would be willing to have this other thing done if it's not too involved.
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Wanda, I wish I knew. I am going to call tomorrow to see if I can be seen on Friday (I already have to be in that area anyway). I have another bone shard that needs to be removed, a couple of Tori that I want to discuss having removed, and the nerve is on the list.

I want to get all of the "Housekeeping stuff" done before I get my permanent dentures made.

I can let you know what I find out, provided she will discuss with me. She wouldn't touch me when it came time for extractions due to my multitude of relatively serious health problems. If she won't, then I'll set up a consultation with my oral surgeon.
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Thank you so much!!! How incredibly sweet that is of you - I would really appreciate any information you can give me,
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That's what friends are for!