I'm having top teeth removed soon...

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I have significant bone loss, had expensive laser surgery six years ago to try and improve it but it only succeeded in causing me a bad case of dental phobia and didn't help the bone situation.

My teeth don't look bad. I've lost two so far on top and one on the bottom, all in the back so they aren't noticeable. I currently have pain though in a couple and there's not enough bone left in the top to salvage the remaining teeth. I go in March 12th to have all the tops removed, the back molar on each side on the bottom, and a deep root cleaning to save the remaining bottom teeth. The bone loss isn't as significant on bottom and the dentist wants to make sure it doesn't get worse since according to him, lower plates are much harder to live with. I'm 47. My dentist is an anesthesiologist so I'll be paying an extra grand to be put completely under by IV sedation.

I'm upset, scared of the procedure, worried about how I will look and to a lesser extent, how they'll function. I don't want to even think of how I will look when I have to take them out. I don't want ANYONE to see me without teeth, especially my husband. He's great, has assured me time and again that it doesn't bother him a bit, it changes nothing, and will be better for my health. He travels constantly, has his own business, a partner and a few employees and has made arrangements to be home for at least a week after my procedure, which was a tough schedule to revise and I'm grateful for his support.

I don't really have a question I guess, just venting. I haven't told anyone but one friend and just looking for some advice I guess on how to handle this. Take care all.
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Good luck with ur teeth.my lower jaw has great bone loss.I am one also that won't let people see me with out my teeth.I use sea bond to keep them in.I am looking at implants for my bottoms.my smile looks good just can't chew with them.
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they say bone loss  for me too on bottem teeth I might  get  second choice  some bottom teeth removed  get particle  denture  on bottom  I don't know  yet  too much money  proboably
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Stephanie,

I'm 28 and I just had my uppers done. I was extremely worried about not being sedated. I didn't have the extra 1-2 thousand for IV sedation. And my dentist at Aspen Dental was not worried at all that she wouldnt have a problem with local anesthetic. So the day of I went in and she used novocaine or what ever they use now and numbed me up real good. I put the loudest music on my iPhone ( I use Spotify ) and she did her thing. About a half an hour to 45 later the teeth were out no problems and I had my denture in place. If having no teeth for a few days is your biggest thing. That was mine too. Don't rush it. Find someone who will put one in right away. Or make one ahead of time. I'm on day 3 and have had very little discomfort. Still have the narcotic script sitting next to me. Only filled the Motrin for swelling. I have a great support system as well. My fiancé and I are getting married in 2 months and I wanted to be able to smile again and now I can. I literally haven't stopped. It's an amazing feeling. This message board answered all my questions and put me at ease. My teeth were messed up from 25 years of seizure meds and this was my option. If you look back at my post you can find the picture.

Best of luck to you

Joe K
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Stephanie so when are u going to the denist
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I had it done this morning, 6 am.
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How are you, Stephanie? How did it go?
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I'm ok. I'm pretty sore, I had the extractions and I guess they snipped some tissue off all around the top and stitched that up. I had full IV sedation but that's what they told my husband. They put in the temp upper I had made two years ago. It's stayed in overnight and I have no plans to take it out unless it just comes out on its own. I go back tues and he said I could leave it in or take it out for just a minute, it was up to me. I'm not ready to even attempt to remove it. He said I could start rinsing with salt water on day three and gave me an antibiotic rinse to use twice a day also.

The actual teeth do not look bad and seem to fit fairly well at this point although I think they are just a bit looser this morning and expect them to loosen up more. My family swears they wouldn't know they were not my natural teeth. They don't seem to change my appearance much. They feel awkward and I'm certainly not happy about it but a day in, it hasn't been too bad.
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well i supose too give it some time you will get use it im sure i have to have done soon also im ready for it
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I'm just unhappy with the situation and that I had no alternative. Honestly the pain is tolerable so far, ice, Advil and pain meds are keeping it under control. They don't feel that bad in my mouth honestly. There are even moments already where I've forgotten about them being in. Doing dishes earlier and watching tv I realized I had forgotten, if only for a few minutes. Im sore up into my nose but they trimmed tissue up in there and stitched it. I haven't attempted to chew, just swallowed ice cream and tomato soup. They feel ok so I'm not taking them out - I'm not ready. I plan to wait until tues and let the dentist do it and clean them then. I'll brush my tongue and bottom teeth and that will have to be enough for now. Although manageable, they are sore enough I can tell it would be painful to remove and reinstall. I just have to do it at my own speed. The emotional part has been far worse than the physical for me so far. I've had none of the terrible pain others seem to and they look good and feel ok surpringly since they were made two years ago and I never saw them. The fact that you can't undo it is the hard part. My experience, so far, has been better than average.
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I am so sorry that you are unhappy with your situation. If it makes you feel any better, you have eased my mind about a lot of things. In 6 days I have to go have all my upper teeth (11) extracted and am having an immediate denture placed. I am 38 years old and only had my first cavity 10 years ago. My smile was always the first thing everyone complimented me on. The past several years my oral health has went down hill fast. A few years ago I went on a diet and lost 65 pounds in a short amount of time and my dentist seems to think that there was probably some nutrient deficiency that accelerated enamel loss. All in all I guess my teeth, at least the ones you can see when I smile, still aren't too terribly bad but they are discolored enough that I am very self conscious of them and I guard my mouth when talking and smiling. It is driving me crazy because I am an extrovert having to live as an introvert. My molars break, crack and crumble constantly and it's only a matter of time I'm sure that my front teeth will do the same. My enamel has become so thin my teeth almost have a blue hue to them. My dentist says this is because the dentin (spelling?) in my teeth is showing through the thin enamel.  It just seems like all this came about so quickly that I haven't had enough time to actually digest it. Of course I did have one dentist say she could save all my teeth.. at the tune of $20,000!!!! Needless to say, that isn't an option for me. Anyways.... I am sorry that you're having a hard time accepting this card life has dealt you and I am right there with you on that note. I hope I am able to handle the procedure and healing as well as you have. For all it's worth, we will both be rocking a dazzling smile!

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Sabrina I went for save my teeth deal $30,000. only to lose them all within 4 1/2 years. You will be better off not having that"what will happen next fear" I had that and at least now that is gone. Health issues really can destroy teeth and it is very emotional. I understand. BUT this little community will help you to feel better. Keep in touch......

Stephanie, so glad the procedure went well. The adjustment period is tough. Emotions can be raw. We all understand. Cry if you need to, then put makeup on, take your picture and be happy..It is hard but you can do it. The first week is sort of an out of body experience. Ask questions here, someone will relate.
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I will still have the "what will happen next fear" with my bottom teeth. My dentist seems to think I should be able to get another two years with them. If I had enough money I would have the dentist do my bottom teeth along with my top teeth but that's just not an option for me at the moment. I'm not going to think about that right now though. I'm just thankful that I have the opportunity and the means to take care of what has to be taken care at the moment and let tomorrow worry about itself. I'm very scared but I think I am more excited that this negative part of life will soon be behind me. Thank you for your reply. You are very kind.
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It is a very emotional thing to go through. My husband has been wonderful, I had a meltdown the night before then all the way to the office and cried until they knocked me out. They had him stay with me until I was completely sedated. I doubt I would have been able to do it without full IV sedation. My dentist is the only one I could find that is trained in full general anesthesia without going to an oral surgeon. I woke up with gauze in my mouth on the bottom and the upper denture in place. There was quite a bit of bleeding but just for a few hours. Plus I was completely numb and couldn't feel anything. My husband sucked water up in a big straw then capped it with his finger then dropped the pain pill on the back of my tongue and let the water go to wash it down. It's the only way I could get it down I was so numb. But like I said physically it's better than I expected. I had read all the horror stories and in hindsight I wouldn't do that again. It just made me more anxious. Now I'm focused on taking it easy and letting my mouth heal. The next challenge will be taking them in and out but that will come in time. If the first couple of times I have to get the dentist to do it then so be it. If I gotta pay for an extra visit or two, or three, I will. Eventually it will heal enough I can do it myself. I also feel better about it since they really look like natural teeth. I don't think anyone would know if I didn't tell them. I'll have to see how they function though eventually. I wouldn't even consider trying to bite down on anything right now.
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It is a very emotional thing to go through. My husband has been wonderful, I had a meltdown the night before then all the way to the office and cried until they knocked me out. They had him stay with me until I was completely sedated. I doubt I would have been able to do it without full IV sedation. My dentist is the only one I could find that is trained in full general anesthesia without going to an oral surgeon. I woke up with gauze in my mouth on the bottom and the upper denture in place. There was quite a bit of bleeding but just for a few hours. Plus I was completely numb and couldn't feel anything. My husband sucked water up in a big straw then capped it with his finger then dropped the pain pill on the back of my tongue and let the water go to wash it down. It's the only way I could get it down I was so numb. But like I said physically it's better than I expected. I had read all the horror stories and in hindsight I wouldn't do that again. It just made me more anxious. Now I'm focused on taking it easy and letting my mouth heal. The next challenge will be taking them in and out but that will come in time. If the first couple of times I have to get the dentist to do it then so be it. If I gotta pay for an extra visit or two, or three, I will. Eventually it will heal enough I can do it myself. I also feel better about it since they really look like natural teeth. I don't think anyone would know if I didn't tell them. I'll have to see how they function though eventually. I wouldn't even consider trying to bite down on anything right now.
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I should say Sabrina that I am so sorry this happened to you and that you also have to go through it at an even younger age than I am. It's just not an emotionally easy thing to do. I never cry. I've been married 17 years an I bet my husbands only seen me cry like this three or four times. The being unable to undo it is the hard part. I kept thinking I was making a mistake. The weeks, them days, leading up to it were terrible, then the day of, getting in the car, it was awful for me. Now I'm on the other side and I'm glad it's over and that dread and anxiety is behind me. I feel much better without that hanging over my head.
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Awesome help from your husband.
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Sabrina, keep bottom teeth as long as possible, lower is harder to keep in with adhesive. One thing is that losing upper teeth seems more traumatic than bottom. Since you will be eating more carefully, your bottom won't be as stressed to break. I decided not to challenge my teeth with real chewy things. I just want them to stay in as long as possible. Your attitude is great. Fight the negative thoughts. You will know when you have to deal with lower.
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For what ever reasons iam not getting updates fron this site in my email.not sure what's going on thought no body was chatting.
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Sabrina  the dentist told me  I could  keep my lower teeth  that's  second  option  keep them I f I want  too  but I need a particle  on lower cause they mite pull a few out  but its better  than paying for  root cannales  and  crowns  which h  I probably  have to have  like  2  crowns  .  so the alternative  I s pull some out  wnder  if particlles  are any good  .  some are  better  that none  yes  sabrinaa  keep  up  positive  about  it  and it will be  good 
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I totally understand. I agonized alone for years till I found this site and such helpful support. As you cross each point in your denture adventure there will be people here to suggest and support you. Your good news is that your lower teeth are good. Just keep focused that you will be able to look good AND be healthy. I keep my upper in overnight and clean and rest my mouth for a while in afternoon. That works if I am not going out during day. At first you may be told to keep out overnight. Good luck..
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I am getting an immediate denture the day of. I'm a little worried as I had it made two years ago when I had a tooth removed. I was supposed to come back and have the tops done then but chickened out. The dentist said he'll make it work though so I don't have to get a new one. I figured if it doesn't work I'll use it until my gums heal then get another temporary made. It was $500, so I'd like to try and use it but if I can't then so be it. The dentist said he knew I'd be back eventually so they just stored it for me. I think he said in six months (or eight?), they'd have the nicer permanent one made.

Thanks for the replies. The closer the day gets the more anxiety I have.
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My total with extractions and my temp and permanent was 3800. I took an Ativan the night before and day of. Ask your PCP and let then know what is going on and your extr anxious. It really helped me with nh nerves

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That's closer to my total spent. I first spent 30K having my whole mouth done over only to lose them all. Lots of money in the trash.
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im getting  teeth out  too  so scared  all my front upper teeth  and having  new denture  im praying it wont behard  to get use to  .  that I can breath  and  talk  and feel o in my roof  of my mouth  need  someone  too reassure me  help
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When are you having your procedure done? Mine is a week from tomorrow. I'm nervous too. The folks on here have been great and I just keep telling myself that like anything, I'll get used to it. I don't have a choice, I have to.
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Shelly you will get used to it. It feels strange at first. First few days just eat soft or liquid. Dentist will make adjustments if you have any sore spots. Keep in touch here and we will help you with suggestions. It is a difficult process, we all understand how hard it is. When you have new denture .....Smile in the mirror and your new smile will encourage you. I eat carefully, eat slower, lost a few pounds, nothing all that bad. You can get through it.
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aw  yes  ty  I know  I will  with all of  these ppl here  so kind  and  there  respoces  are  good  for me  I know its  gonna be  crazy  for a whle  hope  full  I can pull threw  , my friend  just had  hers  says its  ok   shecan do it I can do it ty
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stephaine   soon  but know  im decideing which dentist t o go too  I hae no choice  either  my mouth is  bad  ive  always  had noteeth   for all my life  all my back teeth are gone  lower and top  I have  c   and  d  deficiency   
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I will pray shelly.things will be ok.
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My date is approaching fast - one week from today. My emotions are all over the place. At times I'm stoic about it, then I'm thinking am I making a mistake? I just know that implants, bone grafts and all that are super expensive and I don't have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on my teeth so this seems to be the logical solution. I hope you are able to get yours done soon and feel good about it.
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Gosh my upper cost over$2000.O0 this September......hmm wonder why such a difference.
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I have  Medicaid  but  there  not gonna  good  probably  my new  denture  but  anythings  better  than none 
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I have Medicaid they covered my new dentures plus the Last six teeth being pulled.
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Jeanne Roushey

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I didn't know Meficaid covered dental.
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Yes they cover tgem or I wouldn't have them.u need to get approval first depending on ur insurance I am on a spend down.so my teeth were over my spend down so they wrre covered with out any money out of my pocket.
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wondering how they look  there  nice  im so afraid  they be  so hard  plactic  it will hurt  a lot  and  do they loosen up a lot  and have  to use paste  omg  what a an ordeal  but if my smile looks better  its worth it
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Ur smile will be great just remember that.iam at week eight and had more work done today looks even better today.I am more happy.
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I found out today that the insurance won't cover a reline til the six month mark so four more to wait.
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Jeanne Roushey

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Yes, six months is what I was told for reline.
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I can have one if I wa nt just have to pay for it.my bottom teeth have already been out six months so I don't understand why I have to wait longer hell by the six months gets here I will have implants
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Good question - I don't know. I have dental ins but it typically doesn't cover that much. Two years ago they said the permanent denture would be around $900 if I'm remembering correctly. After ins, extracting 17 teeth was $500 plus the extra thousand for sedation so day of its supposed to be $1500. I don't know much about dentures so I hope I'm not getting a bad product.
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Wonder if anyone on here knows if there is a difference in price levels. My dentist is pricey but that's a big difference. What state do you live in? I had mine done in Delaware.
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Iam in michigan but my dentures come from a lab in florida.my teeth are dull I think that's why I can't chew food.
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I shopped around before I found and chose my dentist. I live in the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The first 5 or 6 dentists I called gave estimates of approximately $5,000 to $6,000. I was paying out-of-pocket, so I thought I was doomed to live with my crappy teeth until I hit the lottery. I was very disappointed. Then, I made one more call ...

I found a dentist across the state line in Kentucky. Over the phone, he quoted me $2,000 for a full upper and lower, including  21 extractions. Once I actually got in the chair and he did an exam, he decided that my lower teeth in the back were in fairly good shape and that I only needed a lower partial - leaving 10 teeth on the bottom (5 on each side in the back).

So, I had 9 extractions on top and 2 on the bottom with just local anesthesia. I got a full upper denture and a lower partial for the 4 front teeth and my total cost was $1,400 out the door.

The entire procedure took less than an hour. I went in early afternoon for the exam and impression, then returned 5 hours later for the extractions and new dentures.

When I go back in 6 months for my final reline and fitting, there will be an additional charge of $400. In total, I will have paid just $1,800 for everything. That also includes any and all follow-up appointments for adjustments now and for 1 year after my finals.

Now, you are asking, 'Why so inexpensive'?  Well, my dentist is (was?) retired for several years. He told me that when he retired he got bored, so he bought out the office/practice he is in from an old friend he went to dental school with. He owns it - lock, stock, and barrel, so he has no overhead so to speak. He told me that he doesn't have to pay a mortgage, all of his equipment is paid for, his associate pays him rent to use office space, and his staff doesn't have to have fancy uniforms and a high-tech facility.

He told me he truly loves what he does, it keeps him active, and he likes to help out the 'under-dog' (poor people) who can't afford the New and Improved dentists.

He has been in business over 53 years and he is 85 years old. He is 'old school' and he knows what he is doing! He tells it like it is, doesn't mince words, and holds my highest respect as a doctor.

My dentures are beautiful and I have only had to go one time for a small adjustment where I was having some sore spots develop. Since he works basically 'when he wants to', all I have to do is call his cell phone and if he isn't in the office, he meets me there.

So, the reason behind the vast differences in what dentists charge for their services is primarily for the overhead it costs to run an upscale, overstaffed facility that herds clients through like cattle. Also, the location tends to cause prices to fluctuate... which state you are in, as well as what part of town/county you are in.

Shop around! Get estimates. Take notes, and interview your dentist before making such a drastic decision!

If it wasn't for Dr. Kenneth Estes, I would still be sitting here suffering with bad teeth and no smile!

Fyllis


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He sounds like a great dentist. Mine has had his own office for decades also. It's a small office, nice and clean but not huge either. I probably should have gotten more estimates but my anxiety is through the roof and I couldn't tolerate someone else looking at my mouth and potentially poking around. He agreed not to touch anything, just to do X-rays and a visual exam. With bone loss the nerves are so sensitive that poking causes painful zingers and he didn't need to anyway. It's obvious from X-rays what needs to happen. He is so, so, nice. I blubbered the entire appt and he just handed me a tissue and reassured me that no one would be able to tell and although it's an adjustment, I would get used to it. I'm trying to tell myself that it will be a relief to get it over with. Everyday the last two years has been a stressful game of is this the day I start having pain in a front tooth and have to face the inevitable?
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Stephanie, I suggest you consider acupuncture asap by a certified 4 year trained acupuncturist. It will help your nerve pain and anxiety. It helps wiqh other issues too but these seem to be the most pressing to your current situation.
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Stephanie, back in August I also had 17 teeth removed, the Tori (bone in bottom of mouth) removed, and temporary dentures put in both in the top and the bottom.  I also was completely knocked out with IV sedation.  It took 3 hours to complete everything.  I too was terrified of the whole thing.  I was really suprised as to not really having any type of pain over the next several days after the surgery.  They gave me a prescription for pain medicine, which I did have filled.  I didn't even have to take them all.  I think it was for 12.  I used Ibuprofen and did just fine.  I have never had any type of pain or problems since.  It really isn't as bad as you think.  I too did not want my husband or anyone else to see me without my dentures in.  Now my husband has seen me without them and he said it didn't bother him at all.  Everyone else I know, knows I have dentures also and they don't care either.  I will be going next week to get my mini implants (4) put in the bottom and will get my permanent dentures also then.  The bottom one will snap onto the implants.  I am so excited as I have been having problems eating with my bottom denture.  Bottom line is it is not near as awful as you have made it in you head.  Believe me, I was always the biggest baby and terrified of the dentist.  You will do just fine.
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linda what did it cost for ur implants I am going to the dental school to have mine done I didn't know they had to make me new dentures or I would have gone right to the school since now the insurance won't cover anothet set.
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Fyllis, you were very fortunate to have found a gem like you did. I had had so many bad experiences in my dental journey that my husband begged his dentist to help me. We had separate dentists since we were both widowed and newly married.
Once I had someone who treated me nice and also seemed knowledgeable, I stayed with him. They have 5 dentists, 2 offices, not a chain but they are not cheap and do not accept insurance but they will submit it.
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Linda, you are the first one to mention the Tori, the bone in roof of mouth. I have that but they made denture with bump in it since it doesn't go too far in the back. I was so relieved. Sounds like it was not a problem for you but I was afraid since I had infection previously go into sinuses which resulted in two additional surgeries..
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Patti, my mini implants were $1400.00.
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Linda Could they use the plate u had or did u need a new one?
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Patti, right now I have my Immediate Dentures.  I am going Tuesday to get my mini implants and my Permanent Dentures.  They have to make to bottom denture so it has holes and O Rings in the underneath side to fit the mini implants.  The denture will then snap onto the implants.  Therefore no need for any type of adhesive on the bottom.  Supposedly that way you will be able to eat anything without the bottom denture coming loose or sliding around.
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Linda my mom has two gold posts that hold her teeth in about twenty five years ago she had that done.I go the 17 to see what they are going to do. Iam going to the dental school since my insurance won't cover it.so I can't wait to find out what the cost will be.did they put u under for this was it done in a hospital?
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My dr said months down the road, maybe a year, we can look at doing something like that but not right now.
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I can't wait I can't keep my lower plate in at all so I don't eat with them in.even when I talk they come loose.
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do you have a particle 


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Patti Howard Greene

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I have two plates
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Patti Howard Greene

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I am not getting any up dates showing and body chatting on here don't know what's going on.
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Stephanie

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Hadn't thought of acupuncture. It's funny, I'm not typically prone to anxiety, depression, or any emotional issues. For some reason though, the dental thing has just become an actual phobia. I know I'm letting my mind get the best of me and I need to stop going over it in my head.

Thanks so much for the comments and reassurance!
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Jeanne Roushey

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You are not alone. It's more than the dental issues, there are always other issues involved. Very hard to accept. I agonized for 4 1/2 years. I still hate to have my dentures out in front of my husband but he acts like he doesn't even notice. I recently went on vacation with my daughter and 7 yr old grandson who is very observant and vocal. I could not avoid a short period each day without dentures. He never noticed. We are still the people they know. Was very hard for me to believe this. I found if you keep lipstick on you look better even if denture is out for a while. This applies even to how you see yourself. Bottom line you can and will return to a healthy attractive person, that is a good thing. It's emotionally tough going through so you have our thoughts and prayers with you.
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Patti Howard Greene

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I will pray for u.
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Shelly Smith

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patti ive seen you on here a lot I need all my front upper teeth out  soon im kinda  scared  not of the  pain  but  the  results  with my denture are  they really that hard to get use  too ?
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Patti Howard Greene

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Not realy it is different but u get use to them.I would be happier if I could est with them.I also need to have the bottoms screwed in. I have no jaw done on the bottom.
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Shelly Smith

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no jaw ?    I have  jaw  pain all the  time  have  to live  with I guess  I have  bottom teeth  but need  a lot of work  they want  to pull  them  but  I sad  no   so thy said ok  e
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Patti Howard Greene

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I have a tiny bone on the bottom.but its enought to put the svrews in to hold the plate. Hold on to what u have for as long as u can I sure wish I could have but no luck.
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Bart Kleineweber

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I had to wait 3 months from the date of the extraction to get my dentures.  Therefore, everyone saw me with no teeth.  They told me I talked differently but did not look that different.  People that did not know me probably did not know I didn't have teeth.  Since my natural teeth were in bad shape before I had them pulled, I was used to not smiling.  Now that I have my dentures, it feels really good to smile again.
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Patti Howard Greene

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Smiling is a great thing now.I love it.
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Shelly Smith

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that's sounds  wonderful  glad  u can smle and  feel cofindent 


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Maureen s

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Ok so I'm 34 years old and I had all my teeth removed from top and bottom just bc I wanted nicer teeth so I went into my dentist and asked how I could get all my teeth removed and can they put my dentures in as soon as I had all my teeth removed and they agreed to do that.. so I have them for 2 years now and the only problem I have with them are my bottom always been a big problem it's to big and the right side of the dentures goes down way to far which causes a lot of uncomfort but other than that I'm completely happy with my decision to do this.. I really couldn't be happier with my decision to better my smile and now I'm completely confident in my decision.. go for it