I'm planning on getting all my teeth removed in the future...

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I'm planning on getting all my teeth removed in the future, hopefully I can get the immediate temps put in while I wait for permanents. But my question is what are the costs of these? How much did you end up paying for the immediate temps compared to waiting?
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Theresa Benoit-derry

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Well, sit down first...I had bad teeth for a long time and when I found a doctor that would work with me on price..and still expensive, my immediate teeth that they put right in as soon as teeth were out were....895.00. EACH. Yeah, I fainted. Of course I knew that before going in but that was the whole reason of getting the bad teeth out and immediatels help with healing. But, I could not afford the permanent. The dentist was very nice and didn't hurt a bit..well maybe little..but much better than others I heard of. I, not scared of dentists anymore. However I am scared of their bill. But, what I found is that they are many different ways to pay. Now I have to have my immediate realigned..they want more money..but, I will insist they get fitted right at no cost. But, others I've talked to who worried about cost like me said they were glad they got the immediates even if it meant putting off the work, and seeing nice teeth same day for first time in long time, is SO worth it.
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April . . . are you in the US or Canada? or the UK? Your location will affect the responses you get.

Theresa . . . You make me laugh! :)
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Yes April, Heather is right. I should of mentioned I live in South Florida..Doctorville. And thank you Heather, kind of you to say.
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I live in the U.S
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Well . . . I'm not sure how things work there then.  But, here's what my husband is doing.  We're in Canada . . .

He is going to see someone at a denture clinic to get his impressions made. We feel like they are the best qualified to do proper impressions before making the appliance. And, we feel that he will get a better fitting appliance and better follow up service afterwards.

Now, as far as cost goes . . . it might be a bit more affordable to go this route. BUT . . . it will require more running around on your part because now you're doing what your dentist would have done and charged you for. 

I think cost is a subjective term. It can be ballparked but no one wants to get married to that because it might set unreasonable cost expectations. You are really truly better off doing that running around and figuring out yourself. 
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I didn't know you could do that!! I wonder if it would work and be cheaper if I did get permanents? Thanks again.
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Theresa, it is worth checking into. Always remember, your dentist is just the go between. He's not the specialist.
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April

I'm in Australia so can't comment on costs.

I had my remaining 12 teeth out on 16/12/16 and full upper & lower temporary/immediate dentures in.

A couple of things I wanted to mention:

My dental specialist did my extractions in 2 stages. The rear upper & lower (10 teeth/roots) first a couple of months before my final surgery. This is to allow the gums at the back to heal fully so that when your dentures finally go in, they're sitting on at least some healed gums and results in less pain.


More importantly though, it's my understanding that we need temporary dentures first because after your teeth are removed, your jaw bones will change due to natural reabsorption of bone. The most dramatic changes occur in the first 6-9 months. The shape of your jaw and therefore your mouth and gums changes which is why you will need realignments and eventually your initial dentures won't fit adequately. That's when you get your permanent dentures.

The reabsorption will continue still after this, but at a much much slower rate, meaning you'll still occasionally need adjustments/realignments.

I wish you luck Theresa. It's a long and bumpy process!

And personally, I would be really certain that dentures are your last resort as you obviously cannot go back.and it's a lifelong process.

Hope this helps
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Susie, thank you very much. Someone just recently told me that was how theirs were done. It was a process and they just needed to be patient but everything fit. my dentist is very nice and I felt like I was in goods hands, but I think it comes down to money. If done in stages..you pay as you go along. For me I had to pay all up front. Also, I get emails from them at least 3 times a week to refer others to them and will win a prize...also asking if I need my teeth cleaned? What teeth. They want 500.00 more to fix this mess. I feel like such a dope. And this cost 7000.00. I fell for this because they were very nice and seemed competent. I still have to go back. I will...going to fight paying more money..they told me I was paying all up front. And when all is said and done...I'm leaving terrible, yet truthful, reviews on line. Oh well, at least I can smile...even though it looks like a horse smile. Hee hee. T D