I went for my consultation today and boy oh boy am I excited!!

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I go for my wax impressions on Thursday. I can't wait to get this ball rolling and get my extraction date. I decided to go for one of the lower costing dentures for my immediates and full upgrade for my perms. I mean hell I will only wear them for 6 months :)  
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That's great CherylK. A tip to give you as I noticed someone asked me advice about it. Not sure if the labs in the usa do this for all immediates but ask them to make sure for your immediates they give you enough incisal edge. That basically means enough tooth to be able to bite and chew. When immediates are made you still have a lot of bone (gums) so the denture is made pretty thin and they have to fit the teeth in the acrylic. So that doesn't leave you with much "teeth" on the back of your front  denture teeth. My boss always keeps that in mind when making immediates but some people I guess just don't think about that when making a denture. That will definitely help you eat a little easier through your healing process. Hope that makes sense. If not, let me know. :)
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No problem Debbie. Hope your next appt goes well. :)
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Hey Josie! That's what's wrong with my immediate. I mentioned it to the gal the other day when they finally got me in to help with sore spots. She said that's how immediate are made. I also asked if I got the immediate convoluted like the package says on Aspen dental website. She said that everyone gets the same immediate dentures. Guess I will print this out and show them. But I think I should have more tooth showing so I will be able to bite and eat. I am wondering if they are playing a fast one one me. I wonder if and how they will make this right? I'm so frustrated. Then I have an appointment this Monday which will be only a week and a half from extractions. But they said something about a soft liner. Isn't it too soon?
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I am going to Aspen as well and when I asked for the front teeth to be a little longer she said she will  mention it to the guy making my dentures but she said that I will get  choices when I get my perms. I hope for the best but I don't know we'll see.
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Hi Marcia, unfortunately I live in Canada and things are done a little differently at the denture clinic I work at in case you've noticed some posts on this forum. I've learned on this forum that in the USA dentists don't like denture clinics. Anyways, it's so hard to determine what's wrong when not being able to see you in person. I try to do my best on here. Immediates won't always look great especially for the 1st 6 mths. I know the ones made at my clinic are pretty good and if adjustments are needed we get them in right away. Just remember your gums are shrinking and can shrink a lot. I see Aspen Dental commercials here all the time, I think mostly on the Detroit channel but don't give up. Try and continue with soft foods and work your way up with small bites and yes a soft liner will be great. However, we do it 4 weeks after extractions. Find out how many you get for the package you paid. If you only get one I think you should get it at 4 weeks after e-day and then you will need to use "glue" until your permanent reline at the 6 mth mark. Let me know if this helps and any other questions.
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That's awesome CherylyK that you mentioned about the teeth. Yes she's right when you get your perms you can choose but when you get perms they should be made properly meaning: Your bite etc accuracy. So she should know this is just for the temps. When you get perms you basically pick with them your shade and let them know if you had major dislikes with your natural teeth but at the end of the day a real denturist will do that the best they can to make you happy but will make sure you have an accurate bite. Not that they waste your money on the "looks" of the denture. Hope this makes sense. :)
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I went in with a few questions written down. He thought the whole pad was full of questions and he was willing to sit down and answer them all. I wanted to hug him after that. it made me laugh so hard. he is so sweet! he said I will always have time for questions. we really made a connection and I know I made the right choice :)
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Winston, I will be praying for you next Tuesday that everything goes well for you. :)  I have such bad teeth that 11 will be surgically removed and the rest of the 11 teeth will be normal extractions. They don't offer gas, so I am taking a Valium to help with anxiety.  I am so glad that we will be going through this together. :) :) <3 <3
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Josie,
I found out that I can get max 6 relines but I only get 1 for free. So I should do this on my 4 week dental visit?  
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Josie,
I found out that I can get max 6 relines but I only get 1 for free. So I should do this on my 4 week dental visit?  
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Max 6 relines, but only one free? Is that hard or soft relines? Most people (but not me) got all the soft relines needed. I called affordable dentures back to see if soft relines were included with mine and was told they don't do soft relines. Its no big deal though, cause I can afford to do my own easier than missing work to get them to do it. Costs me $4.39 at Food City grocery store.

My package includes 1 hard reline between 4 and 6 months and a new set of dentures at 12 months. Maybe it was the hard reline they said you only get one free. I think most people are a lot like me (don't be insulted - LOL) they think it will all be explained and then when they get done they kick you out without explaining anything. And you don't feel much like talking. I expected written instructions, and a follow up visit. I got nothing. I went back once after about a week to make sure everything was healing ok but only saw the assistant not the dentist.

Like I said maybe you just get one "free" hard reline, but be sure to find out about the soft relines before they get you in the chair.
 
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After extractions I go back in a week for adjustments and to check healing.  I get one soft reline for free. All the adjustments I want. At 6 months I get my perms.
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We are sorry to hear of so many difficulties. Even when everything runs smoothly, it can be quite a challenge to get past the first thirty days. Here are some tips that may help if you are going through it now or help you know what you can expect after your extractions. 

  • Day 1: Start by eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, puddings, and ice cream that are gentle on your gums. Many first-time denture wearers say eating soft foods that are gentle on your gums and teeth make the adjustment to dentures easier.
  • Day 2 to 14: Your mouth is adjusting to the new dentures; you will likely experience increased salivation. You might also experience sore spots in your mouth from the dentures. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water might help. If soreness persists, return to your dentist for an adjustment. Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted or are a full-plate wearer.
  • Day 15 to 29: You’re learning to talk and eat all over again, and the good news is that salivation and sore spots have lessened. This is the best time to start using a denture adhesive to improve the fit and feel of your dentures.  Using Fixodent® as your adhesive will improve your confidence while eating and immediately improve the fit of your dentures.
  • Day 30: After about 30 days of denture wearing, you should be able to enjoy most of your favorite activities confidently. Remember to visit your prosthodontist on a regular basis to have your dentures checked. A denture replacement is usually recommended every 5 to 10 years.
  • At Any Point: If you’re continuing to experience discomfort during this 30-day adjustment period, please see your dentist, who can check the fit of your dentures. Expect a longer denture adjustment and healing time if you recently had teeth extracted or are a full-plate wearer.
Thanks!
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Thanks for the tips Rosie!
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I'm on day 3 and I'm talking/eating Ramen and soooo relieved. If you're in as much pain as I was before this is a cake walk. I think it's all about attitude and how much you want it
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I have been wanting this for a long time Kat. Thanks for your inspiration. :)
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I did cave and have smoked a few times but I'm a work in progress;) I'm so excited for you!!
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I am a heavy smoker Kat. I have no clue what I am going to do after extractions. I will probably take small puffs lol
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Yeah I smoked a lot :( honestly I didn't even want to for a few days. Just baby puffs and cleaning that mouth. I just had some dissolving stitches come out and can't wait until they're all gone. I'm tired today
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I hope the same is true for me because I want my gums to heal as quickly as possible.