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How do these dentures look on me. I hate the poofyness on my top lip area. Why do they look poofy. Do I need to take them back in to make it thinner? And my dentured are not straight. Just got these yesterday. Do they start looking natural?

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I think they look great. If you got them your gums will shrink more and they'll start fitting better. Mine did.
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Melissa Gordon

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Thanks so much I look like a monkey right now
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Jack Edwards

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Not at all I think you look great
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DATSUN 260Z

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Mid Line is WAY OFF. That tooth is center of your nose. Go back.
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Deb Dennis

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I agree, midline is waaaay off. My dentist is great, she noticed this on our "wax model" - in my case it was because my nose is crooked due to a being broken 20yrs ago, so I opted to have the teeth align with my face instead.
As for poofy, I'm worried about that myself. I just got all my upper teeth out (only had 11 left) but no dentures yet. The extra gum is bound to stick out a little, I'm hoping it's more noticeable for you than others.
Good luck & keep us posted...
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joni Kinsey

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I found when I got my uppers pulled an got the upper dentures that day that they were fine for about 8 months, then my gums shrunk. I had dentures that were way to big for my mouth. My dentist then tells me that they were only temp and I need a new upper. I've worn them for 5 yrs like this until they were broken while in the hospital. Now the hospital is paying for a new upper but they fit wrong and look terrible. I'm making an appt after the 7th to get this taken care if, they refuse um calling the hospital stopping them from paying an goibg to a different dentist inn another town even if I have to drive 100 miles round trip..
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DATSUN 260Z

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Good for you. Remind them that losing a contract with a Hospital really looks bad.
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Rosa

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Roseheb, you got a beautiful lip.  You got what every woman seeks - the prominent lips.  Besides, when you are older and get some wrinkles around the upper lip...you'll be happy to see it smoother because of this "puffiness".  If they fit properly and function well, don't take them back because each time they work on it there may be something else modified by chance, which may make it not fit properly.  Enjoy them!!!  :)
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roseheb20

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I’m confused lol I’m roseheb hehe
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Juju

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Temporary dentures are always too Big. The prosthedontist Should have told you that this Set is temporary. About 6 to 8 months after extractions is when you want to Start getting your permanents made. You will love them so much more. However If this is not your temporary then you need to figure out how to get them made properly and if They cannot get them comfortable for you then you may have to shop around for somebody who is better. A cosmetic denture is what you will be looking for in order to keep the esthetics of your face. I am also unsure of what the state of your teeth were before you have them pulled out. It could also be that you are not used to having that era of your lip filled them correctly due to Dental issues. You look great but if you don't feel comfortable then you need to make sure that you are happy with your finished product because this is a huge investment As well as a prosthetic device that is supposed to a sensually be an extension of your body.
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You have nice smile. If you had your teeth removed recently, then with the dentures in, they may feel puffy. With them out you may not notice it as much. It does take a bit of time for everything to fall into place. And since you just got them you may be more aware of them since you feel them. To me I honestly think they look great. The dentist or the tech in office, will be making adjustments as your gums heal. I suppose they explained that.
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They will shrink and you look great. Ur gums are sore right now. Give it time. It’ll heal.
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Leeann Beattie

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They look beautiful☺
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A New Me

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Thank you
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Rock~Chick

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You're smile is beautiful!
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KelDoLL

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i really like your teeth and your lip to me looks great as you have lips ;D  your gums will shrink and that will look less puffy i promise ya ♥
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Did u get bottoms also?  They look great.
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A New Me

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I only got top. Starting my bottoms next year due to insurance issues.
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Barbara G

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If you are getting lower dentures consider have snap on's with implants.  Lower dentures are more difficult to wear and implants make them more stable
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DATSUN 260Z

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They look fine.  Ya gotta give them 3 mo. min. for the fit to begin to set in. I always think I have "Monkey Lip" when I first install my upper in the AM.  They did a good job on the tooth size.
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Looks great! I felt I looked like Snake Woman after I got mine, was puffy. 2 weeks later I feel better. I don't feel as if I look unnatural any longer.
You will have some swelling that will eventually go down and as denture dude makes your adjustments they'll start feeling better.
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I think they look good. It takes a while for the swelling to go down and they will feel more comfortable.
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Raj

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Amazing they do not look like dentures but real teath.
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bobbie

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Took about a month for me to recognize myself in the mirror
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Your new teeth look fabulous! Don't forget, other people don't dwell on what we look like and aren't as critical of what our new teeth look like as we are. It's natural to be self-conscious. I am too. Also, if you think about it, until you were told you needed dentures, how often did you focus on other people's teeth? Mine were starting to look bad, so I noticed people with perfect teeth and envied them. As I was dealing with the prospect of dentures, I would look at people with awesome teeth and wondered if they were real (especially older people), but I couldn't tell one way or the other. Young people with perfect teeth assume yours are real because dentures aren't on their radar. We're the lucky ones who could afford to do something about it. I work with two people whose teeth are in serious trouble and I feel so bad for them. Yes, dentures suck, but not as bad as noticeably bad teeth. I'm only five days past my extractions and it's quite an adjustment. Yes, it's depressing, but I was out of options. My close friends have been very supportive and don't know that I had full extractions. I just told them I was starting a restoration process. No one needs to know that you have dentures unless you tell them. My boyfriend is the only one who knows the whole story. Everyone else assumes veneers, bridges, implants, etc., which apparently come with less of a stigma than dentures. I work with a lady who has partials with all the silver wires that scream I have dental issues! I never really noticed until I faced the prospect of dentures. She's in her late 30s and very pretty. I confided in her that I was facing something similar and she told me how she lost everything during the recession of 2010 and couldn't afford to do anything about her teeth. That's what happened  to me too so we formed a bond! When she saw my new teeth she was envious that I didn't have the silver wires that come with partials, lol. When I went into detail about the sore spots and slippage she felt better about her situation. I'm learning to smile again, which is worth so much! Hang in, yours look beautiful! 
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They are very nicely shaped teeth and your smile is pretty, but the midline is way off.. It should not be centered over a front tooth, but should be centered between the two front teeth and the center of the front bottom teeth . If you are happy, that's all that matters. My first upper was off-center and, although it bothered me, I got used to it in time. I now have a new upper (just got lowers too for the first time) and the midline is dead centered between my 2 front teeth and match the center of my front bottoms as well. I was very explicit to my dentist regarding the front teeth being centered and she did a fantastic job and I'm very happy with how they look. Good luck and enjoy your new smile!
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Hey Nancy, good catch, I see that her midline is off a bit now, but I didn't notice until you spotted it. Most people probably wouldn't, but no one should have to settle for something that isn't right! She still looks very pretty, and over all, the teeth suit her. 
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My midline looks just like yours! They sit a little to the left. Not terribly, and not enough for anyone but me to notice (I only see it on you because it's pointed out). I'm only at 1 week today, so I know I'm still swollen and not settled yet. But I do understand how you feel. If I can't get these centered on top I'm going to make damn sure my permanents are. 

Your smile is beautiful. :-)
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Are those your permanents ? my top lip was the same way with my temps, my perms are much thinner and I don't have the puffiness , .In any case they do look great and you have a wonderful smile.
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I have been really hoping my perms are better did you get the really expensive ones because your smile looks great.
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Hi kristin
How much are your permanent dentures
 going  to cost and how much are the "expensive dentures???
Barbara
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I went through my dental insurances I paid $1,350.00 for upper and bottom dentures 6 months ago every dental offices is different that was with insurances.


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I paid right at 800 for uppers including a temp I went thru a dentures place (not affordable dentures) that offered three options the other two were more expensive
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Hi  kristin
That sounds good $800?
Uppers usually works  out much better  then lower dentures
Barbara
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They look nice, great smile!!  I'll have to post pic of mine.
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And I envy those of you who. Think their lips look poofy. I think my dentures are too small. I never had wrinkles around my lips before I got dentures. My lips are now thinner and wrinkly. I think I look like an old lady, and I hate that,
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I feel the wrinkle thing too ...it's so annoying. I need botox or something and juvederm because it makes my top lips thin and dents have aged me like 10 years.
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Sharon Day

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So I'm not the only one. Everyone talks about puffy lips and I only wish I had rhem
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I never felt they made me look puffy either. My lips are definitely smaller now. I've got a killer wrinkle above my lip when they're not in, and it's starting to show when they are in. I'm hoping to get my perms made with larger teeth.
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This is exactly what I was thinking about I'm on day 3 so super swollen today but my top is puffy but I was thinking they can take some off but not put it on right, and later as my gum and bone shrinks the top puffiness might be good thing!
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I felt the puffy ness when I had my temp dentures I've had my permanents for 6 months now they're a lot smaller and I feel much more comfortable.


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Hi  Jeannette
Good for you  that you are happy
i you have both your upper denture and a lower denture.

If you feel  comfortable doing it,  it would b helpful if you could share more details, like the cost of the work and the extent of the work you had done.  And wether it was a chain Dental group or an  individual  dentist and any other details that you are comfortable sharing
Thanks
Barbara
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Awww I bet you are just beautiful! Your kind heart and beauty shine through in your kind comment. So nice to see all the encouragement on here! Love it
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I've had my upper plate now for 8 weeks. I was told not to use adhesive for the first 2 to 3 weeks. I waited about 2 weeks and started using a trial size of Polident that the dentist had gave me. I noticed some puffiness in my upper lip as well but my gums were throbbing constantly all day and seem to be inflamed all the time. Went back a few times for adjustments on sore spots but the throbbing never seem to go away during the day. After talking with a friend at work I decide to try the Fixodent powder which worked great and the throbbing and inflammation went away , but I was always having trouble removing them at night. I went back to the Polident and the throbbing started back up again within two days. Spoke to a pharmacist and was told I was probably having an allergic reaction 2 something in the Polident and yes the puffiness came back with it. So then I tried the liners couldn't get them cut properly then decided to try the Fixodent cream. So far I've been pleased with it no more throbbing no more puffiness and it's been a few weeks. The only issue I seem to have is getting the adhesive removed completely from my plate.
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joan rosenblatt

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They look great.
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Even after 2 years I have trouble taking off the excess glue from my plates. Especially the top. I use secure adhesive and it works great for me. When I had my temps I used the powder but then it wouldn’t hold anymore due to my gums healing. So I switched to secure. I also use the fixodenf with scope for my bottoms and that holds pretty well. You just kinda have to scrape it off. I use my nails to take it off and then put it in a napkin because if it goes down the drain it’ll clog it up. Good luck to you.
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I have the same problem. The reason i had to get my teeth out was because i have severe eat. disorder and was already paranoid about my round face. I have dentures now and don't even wear them because they make my throat dry and how puffy they make my cheeks look....Yours though, look really good. You have nice lips too . 
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The upper lip looks natural. I honestly think that the teeth are not lined up correctly but if your mouth adjusts as time goes by, you'll be fine!!
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You look beautiful
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Heather Welberry Fewell

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You are beautiful but don't let ANYONE tell you that you have to settle for less than perfect. These are absolutely crooked and time won't change that. My first set looked horrible and fit just like these do on you and i complained. They didn't want to fix them so I started leaving reviews on any platform I could and within days they invited me in for new impressions and I now have a set of dentures (top and bottom) that fit right and look good. Don't settle for less. These are your TEETH we are talking about. You paid for perfection, not half assed or crooked. PERIOD. Do NOT do that to yourself. Time will NOT fix crooked. Get them replaced and if they won't then start singing... Yelp, Google, every single review site out there AND tell them you are contacting the state dental board in your state. It works but you have to do the work. Good luck.
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Heather Welberry Fewell

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You are beautiful but don't let ANYONE tell you that you have to settle for less than perfect. These are absolutely crooked and time won't change that. My first set looked horrible and fit just like these do on you and i complained. They didn't want to fix them so I started leaving reviews on any platform I could and within days they invited me in for new impressions and I now have a set of dentures (top and bottom) that fit right and look good. Don't settle for less. These are your TEETH we are talking about. You paid for perfection, not half assed or crooked. PERIOD. Do NOT do that to yourself. Time will NOT fix crooked. Get them replaced and if they won't then start singing... Yelp, Google, every single review site out there AND tell them you are contacting the state dental board in your state. It works but you have to do the work. Good luck.
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Heather Welberry Fewell
I am so impressed that you got your dentist to make the appropriate changes by  complaining  on platforms
People  on this blog need information and help in  leaning   how to do that

Please tell  us  where  you complained and what you said
And when  you see some one  struggling on these blogs with that problem tell  them how  you solved your problem
Thanks
Barbara
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i have dental that comes from being reitired on s.s. that will cover the new full upper and lower partial i need but i opted to try to save a little every mo. and i don't make much so it's not easy-i saw a prosthodontist for a consult and he said he could help me but at the first appt., he has his 'assistant' who was really nice-but i could tell-she was 'learning' and when she took my upper impression-i knew it wasn't good but i din't say anything.  not sure why-anyway..... i didn't go there to have an asssitant making them-i could have gone to one of the million dentists who take my ins.-mr. arrogant prosthodontist came in once in a while to 'see how we were doing'.....after appt. 4 and 2 wax try-ins and the 2nd was worse than the first-i said 'this isn't working' my heart was 'pounding' and i asked 'the assistant' to go get the MR. ARROGANT PROSTHODONTIST'....she did-i told him "i could go anywhere and work with an assistant" and i told her NO OFFENSE because she was 'really nice'  and have my ins. pay but i came 'here' because i thought YOU would be able to make me a natural smile that fits-he said 'DULY NOTED' ......i then asked for all my money back and he gave it to me right there-that was 4 months ago and i came home-feeling defeated-i know too much about how this works now-i worked in a dental lab for 2 yrs. before i retired-he makes crappy ONE SIZE FITS ALL dentures-if anyone knows someone in so. cal. who 'has a clue' i'd love to know-thank you and i 'feel' for all of you.  
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Donnie
First   I want to say that I am  very impressed about the way you handled this  and got your refund
I think you should find a dentist that takes your insurance and I am sure there is a good one out there for you

I would also consider over dentures clipped on to implants   The implants  would be your cost and not covered by the insurance
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Donnie
If you are getting lower dentures consider have snap on's with implants.  Lower dentures are more difficult to wear and implants make them more stable