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?
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.
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!
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. :-)
Your smile is beautiful. :-)