hi all, my name is Tommy I'm 63 years old and got dentures over a year ago,, I joined the web site with hope that maybe talking will help with my depression since getting my dentures I never wear the uppers can't stand the way they feel, have to wear the bottoms because my dentist left 4 teeth in that are now discolored from the root canals. I cannot talk clear with the lowers so I never really join in conversation, don't like being around people anymore, I never attend function anymore, never go out to eat, always have an excuse for why I can't, I need to find a new job but to embarrassed to apply, all I know is I cant continue going on like this its effecting my health, my personality, and work. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way. How do you get throught this and cope??
I think it’s a metal shift we all go through. Stay positive, I know it sounds like hippie-talk, but your attitude towards yourself can be changed at any time. You're the one in control of this. This is not something that could defeat you. Dentures make us sexy as hell don’t forget.
I guess its just me, when i first got them i could not stand the adhesive on the roof of my mouth and trying to remove it, along with the gaging and choking feeling so i just gave up, the lowers i wear, i have too because of the four teeth left and you can see them when my mouth is partially open, but even those are uncomfortable, and when i eat or chew gum they seem to irritate the side of my tongue. I have been back to the dentiest for that issue, and according to him its something i have to get use to, realy after a year you think i would be use to it. oh well what can one do???
When I get the bottom done I would need 4 implants.
Below is a link for an article I found on price for implants.
There goes my tax return the next 2 years. :-)
Pamela i think what bothers me the most, and what really has me down, is that i don't have my teeth anymore and that it's so hard to be my self and carry a intelligent conversation with some one. I thought having dentures would make my life easier, not worrying about teeth problems, having all my teeth and not just missing a few. was i ever wrong. like i said this fourm is helping me some, i wish more pepol would chime in so i can hear what they are going through and how they are handeling it.
Sara i don't even wear the tops just the bottoms are hard enough,, cant talk right,, I'm very unsociable,, and others Can see I'm not my old self,, i really miss being able to carry a conversation, very hard to pronounce words and when people say what i know they don't understand me... my son was married a few weeks back and what a nightmare,, don't get me wrong the wedding was perfect, but i have family i haven't seen in years and was not able to carry a real conversation, a few words here and there,, and that bothered me allot,, and forget about photos,,, eating is hard i knife and fork most my meals, and like you i cut very small,,, i miss vegetable, nuts, i would eat them raw, raddish cabagge hearts carrotts, broccoli, the nuts i put in my nutri bullet to a fine powder, and that melts in my mouth,, the list goes on.... i mean i could go on for ever about my daily life but I'm sure you are going through the same thing as me. thank you for responding
right back out so I have been using/trying different adhesives since day two. Spending at least 30 bucks a week. What works three days in a row might not work on the 4th day! It's a hit or miss kind of thing. I went online and found an adhesive called "Secure". It is made with all food products. Used it today for the first time and my lower nor the upper has moved not one single time!! I even went out to breakfast this morning and was so afraid to order a capacino coffee but did and there was no nasty oozing like the other products I have stocked up here in my drawer. It is completely water proof and no oozing slimy crap at all. I even ate blueberry pancakes, eggs/bacon and hash browns. I am so thrilled and it is 5:20 pm here in Texas and they are still holding in tight!!! I am thrilled beyond belief! The lady that replied to my Email that sells the Secure was so nice and sent me samples to try before I ordered. She sent me a full tube of the Secure, cleansing tablets and lower cushion group adhesive strips. The website is www.Securedenture.com and I am going to wait a few days before ordering just to make sure that this is still working for me. They have a phone number 1-800-641-7555. Hope this might help you.