I'm 31 and I'm having my last 6 teeth on the top extracted but my dentist said i need to wait 6 weeks to have my impressions made is this normal?
I didn't have to do it that way. I had my impressions done while I still had my final 2 teeth left. Then they scheduled my Wax try in and bite registration and a week later i had my extractions and immediate denture. This was Jan 27th. After 2 weeks you should be closed enough to do your impressions if there are no complications. The swelling will be down in your gums and he should be able to get a really good impression though. There is a woman on here that works for a Denture facility that would likely be able to give you more info. You will get a ton of support on here from all of us on the same journey. Any questions you have we will all chime in.
Oops i thought it said 2 weeks....WOW 6 weeks. There is a ton of shrinking that is going to happen rapidly after the first few days and im at about the 6 week point now and my mouth has gone through alot of changes. Some wait even longer for their denture. Are these your permanent dentures or your healing denture you are getting?
I'm not getting an immediate denture I guess I will be getting my permanent denture because she said after 6 months I can get a hard reline so I'm getting my extractions next Thursday then go back 2 weeks later for the impression then go back 2 weeks later for like a try in because she said they want to know if I approve of the shape and shades of color for the denture
Oh ok. Is it a private dentist? There are pros and cons with her procedure. No teeth is the big con, but you will be able to heal without all the denture sores intially while you are in the most painful part of recovery and swelling so you won't have friction on raw gums. That was pretty rough. You will be able to use adhesives as soon as you get your denture which is a great plus. You will have denture sores, everyone gets them and it is easily remedied by adjusting the denture. I went to Aspen Dental and got the comfy lytes package where i got the immediate with any needed soft liners until i get my permanent around July. I hope all goes smoothly! Any questions at all, none are silly, just ask. We are all here for the same reason.
Yes I do have a private dentist an I trust her an I wanted to go to Aspen Dental but we don't have one in Mississippi so I just found a dentist here it's been pretty expensive I had to pay out of pocket but I know it will be worth it an I have bought so many adhesives and other things for my dentures an I'm prepared an I'm glad I found this forum because I can't talk to anyone I know because they aren't experiencing this situation and what is a hard reline
When I got mine they did impressions while all my teeth where still in my mouth. But with that said I paid for two sets of dentures one set that was ready the day I had my teeth pulled and another that I got 8 months later after my gums shrunk to get the best long term fit. I've had my second set for about a year now and I have yet to get a realignment because they still fit. I'm 32 so I can understand how hard it is to go 6 weeks with out teeth.
She will probably do softliners until you are healed enough and your mouth has gone through most of the changes it needs to. Our bones and gums will continue to change and shrink/ bone reabsorbed for the rest of your life, but the most drastic will be the first 6 to 12 months just individually. Some quicker than others. Once its gotten to the point she feels is your ready they put a hard liner in. It is molded very specifically to your mouth so you should get great suction with possibly even no adhesive needed. Softliners are temporary while your mouth are going through the beginning changes to give better suction and comfort. I hope she includes these because they can get expensive.
I will have to pay 200 for a reline in 6 months but I hope all goes well and @ Elvin Lewis it's kinda embarrassing but you gotta do what you have to when your health is involved an I've seen videos on YouTube if people much younger getting dentures and Leslie what are bone spars because I saw a video of a guy and he said they hurt terribly
There is going to be trama to your sockets and they will have sharp edges and parts that might stick out farther under the gum and possibly above. Sometimes it just adjusts on its own during the healing, but your gums might have to be opened to shave and file them smooth and sown back. The pressure on them is miserable if the denture rubs on them. Little bits of slivers of tooth or socket pieces will work there way up and out too and they can be really uncomfortable. Just all part of the healing process. Please make sure you have Benzodent or max strength Orajel 20% benzocaine. It will be your new best friend for denture sores. Soooo important. .DO THE SALT WATER RINSES! it will help you heal much quicker and less pain. What shocked me the most was the first time I drank hot coffee. You do not feel liquid on the roof of your mouth with the denture in and so you could scald your mouth /throat until you get used to it which i did within a day.
Ok thanks Leslie I bought benzodent an I have the kanka liquid medicine too and when I say I bought a lot of stuff it's like I have a mini denture drugstore lol I'm one of those people who like to stay prepared and the only thing I don't have is the wafers they look uncomfortable an another question do you sleep with your dentures in at night
You might want to ask her about all these possibilities and costs. If they are individually paid or its all covered in this process. If you need alveoplasty which is the filing/shaving, softliners, or any other complications are included in the denture cost. It could add up super quick and a big cha ching for her. Im glad you feel comfortable with her. Thats important.
Oh thats good. I don't have dental so im so glad i got the package. I had to have alveoplasty in 2 areas. With the 2 extractions and those spots i had about 20 stitches across the front because they were the eye teeth and on the sides. I had 9 teeth total pulled. 25 years of meds that made my mouth super dry really affected my teeth. So glad i did this. I don't regret it for a second! !
Ok great an I hate pain pills like hydrocodine or norco well that's what I was prescribed it makes me extremely nauseous even if I eat before I take it I bought ibuprofen and Advil pm and Tylenol pm I know when I had my wisdom teeth removed I took ibuprofen for swelling and it worked well and do you use adhesives an if you do what's your favorite because I purchased the secure adhesive off Amazon
Yeah, they gave me tylenol 3 but i have tramadol for Achilles tendonitis im battling so i just used it to treat both and ibuprofen alternating every 4 hours. For a couple of days. I used ice packs alot, salt water rinses, lots of fluids. Right now im using fixodent powder. I have a softliner in so,thats recommended for it. I have Secure but i used it a couple of times and it didn't hold but i didn't have a snug fit with all the healing changes. I will be using it with the permanent denture with the hard liner. Ive tried the seabond wafers and they were ok, not a great hold especially when I ate. Any pops/sodas loosen the adhesive very quickly so i don't drink them with the denture in. Ive used the fixodent complete tube and it holds but is a pain to get off your mouth /gums. Buy some D.O.C.S. "Clean it " adhesive wipes off ebay. Really cheap and they clean the adhesive off the denture and mouth really quickly! ! 40 in a box and i cut them in half so i get 80 uses. I got 4 boxes for like 12 bucks. The better the snug fit, the better the adhesive works. So take advantage of the softliners if she includes them.
Ok and yes Josie is who i mentioned before! Also look for this lady on YouTube. Her channel is PositifBeautee528. She has a bunch of great tips and reviews of products from her journey. She had some major narly teeth before her E day and she is gorgeous now!! So positive and classy. I think you can learn a lot from her experience, i know I did!!