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 :)
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. :)
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 :)
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.