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I'm 30 yrs old, my teeth have been in such bad condition that I made the decision to get a denture I just got upper immediate dentures yesterday. My remaining upper teeth were all pulled, a total of 8. I was very worried and still am a little bit. I was told to sleep with them in the first night and then I could take it out to clean. The dentist gave me fixodent,a brush,cleaner but didn't really give me detailed instructions. It's been less than 24 hours, I'm really nervous to take them out. I'm really sore and swollen still. I don't know if it's ok for me to wait to take them out if I'm not ready to.
I'm having difficulty even taking a drink of something, it's very frustrating and I want to cry.
The denture feels and looks big in my mouth. like beaver teeth. I can barely close my mouth. Is this normal? I'm feeling really self conscious and I'm nervous to go back to work, I don't want to be seen like this.
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Your ok to leave them in for another 24 hrs. New dentures feel very full in your mouth and that feeling will subside. Your learning how to eat, drink, and speak again so baby steps. You'll be eating soft foods for awhile and you'll be able to gauge when you can step it up. You'll have to go back to the dentist to have the dentures adjusted. The teeth should all come together at the same time on both sides so the dentures don't rock. As the dentures settle the bite could be thrown off and adjustments are required. Remember there are millions of dentures wearers that have gone through this. It will get better.
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I'm new to dentures as well, only had mine for a week! I agree with above; it really does get better. Make sure you follow the aftercare process. My dr gave me a RX to gargle with and it really makes the difference. Lastly, you've paid good money for your prosthetic; talk with your health care provider about ALL of your concerns. Prayerfully you will feel better about your decision to get the prosthetics. Pace yourself, give it/yourself time! It will be okay
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That happened to me , I couldn't put my mouth over anything and I had to pay to get them sanded down cuz my upper lip was sticking out ..
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I’m new to this as I just had 19 extractions and full upper and lower immediate dentures put in about 48 hours ago. I’m 38 years old and have been needing this done for years, but I would put it off for various reasons (I’ve worn the “snap on smile” for the past 4-5 years, so that allowed me to put it off for too long). I went ahead and had the full-sized implants inserted into my lower arch so that my permanent lower denture will be secured.

I did a ton of research and went to many different dentists for consultations. One thing that was frustrating was trying to find total actual cost for what I needed. I was leery about going to Mexico—mainly because I wasn’t sure how I would get adjustments afterward. I sure couldn’t travel
down to Mexico every couple of weeks to get a reline or adjustment if needed. So, I had to find a US dentist.

The price range from the dentists I saw for the procedure I ended up having done ranged from $9,000-$25,000! So, I thought I would provide others the actual cost of my procedure. I would definitely recommend getting lower implants if at all possible. I can already tell that the money will be well worth it! I considered getting implants on my upper arch as well, but after doing the research, I determined I would wait and see. Now, I really don’t think I’d need to get implants for my upper set since I can barely get my upper denture out now and this is just my immediate set without any adhesive or adjustment.

I have no doubt that once my lower set is secured, I’ll be able to eat anything I want and have no issues with talking, etc.

So, this is the price I paid in the US:
Total $12,500 for:
19 extractions (all but two were “complex” extractions)
Oral sedation
Alveoplasty on all four quadrants
Four full-sized implants inserted into lower arch
Immediate upper and lower dentures
All relines/adjustments needed for 12 months after dentures placed
Permanent upper and lower dentures (highest quality offered by my dentist-that’s the only type they’d allow with implants)

I’m only a couple days post D-Day, but my immediate dentures look awesome! I can’t believe how great they look and fit. I used to have beautiful teeth and what is really amazing is that my immediate dentures actually look exactly like what my real teeth looked like before I began having problems. So, my immediate dentures fit my mouth and face perfectly. That being said, getting the lower set to stay in when trying to eat anything or talk a lot is not easy, but I know it will take some adjustments and healing time. Plus, I know I only have to deal with it for a relatively short time until I get my permanent set with the lower arch secured by the implants.
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I’m new to this as I just had 19 extractions and full upper and lower immediate dentures put in about 48 hours ago. I’m 38 years old and have been needing this done for years, but I would put it off for various reasons (I’ve worn the “snap on smile” for the past 4-5 years, so that allowed me to put it off for too long). I went ahead and had the full-sized implants inserted into my lower arch so that my permanent lower denture will be secured.

I did a ton of research and went to many different dentists for consultations. One thing that was frustrating was trying to find total actual cost for what I needed. I was leery about going to Mexico—mainly because I wasn’t sure how I would get adjustments afterward. I sure couldn’t travel
down to Mexico every couple of weeks to get a reline or adjustment if needed. So, I had to find a US dentist.

The price range from the dentists I saw for the procedure I ended up having done ranged from $9,000-$25,000! So, I thought I would provide others the actual cost of my procedure. I would definitely recommend getting lower implants if at all possible. I can already tell that the money will be well worth it! I considered getting implants on my upper arch as well, but after doing the research, I determined I would wait and see. Now, I really don’t think I’d need to get implants for my upper set since I can barely get my upper denture out now and this is just my immediate set without any adhesive or adjustment.

I have no doubt that once my lower set is secured, I’ll be able to eat anything I want and have no issues with talking, etc.

So, this is the price I paid in the US:
Total $12,500 for:
19 extractions (all but two were “complex” extractions)
Oral sedation
Alveoplasty on all four quadrants
Four full-sized implants inserted into lower arch
Immediate upper and lower dentures
All relines/adjustments needed for 12 months after dentures placed
Permanent upper and lower dentures (highest quality offered by my dentist-that’s the only type they’d allow with implants)

I’m only a couple days post D-Day, but my immediate dentures look awesome! I can’t believe how great they look and fit. I used to have beautiful teeth and what is really amazing is that my immediate dentures actually look exactly like what my real teeth looked like before I began having problems. So, my immediate dentures fit my mouth and face perfectly. That being said, getting the lower set to stay in when trying to eat anything or talk a lot is not easy, but I know it will take some adjustments and healing time. Plus, I know I only have to deal with it for a relatively short time until I get my permanent set with the lower arch secured by the implants.
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Hi Marie
Thank you for all that information
The bottom denture sounds perfect with the implants and the price of $12,500 sounds good for all that work  It seems like you made the right moves
You feel OK already and it is only going to get better

In Costa Rica the bottom denture with  4 implants would cost approx $4,500
That would not include the costs for anything else

Please keep us updated
What prices did you get from other dentists for the same work and where are you having this work done??
Thanks
Barbara
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Barb. Do you work for that Costa Rica dentist? Not everyone can afford to go there and get implants. I know that I cannot.
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Hi Todd
No I do not work for aany dentits
I am just in this site because I hve all implants for over 12 years and I am very happy wit them
i favor implants because I am so comfortable with them and have had no problems  with them
I see most Costa Rican dentists charge about $4,500 fora 4 implant Bridge and less for a clip on with a denture
I would check out the dental school near you in Florida and see what they charge.
Dental schools are supervised by top implantologists and I think they do excellent work at less money
Let us know anything you find out?
Barbara
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Unless it's different in the states you should have 3 months of free adjustments. If the denture is too thick then grinding(thinning) the pink acrylic will allow the lip to drop. There should not be any charge for this
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Also forgot to mention not to put the fixodent near the extraction sites. If you need to use it then just put a drop in the middle of the palate to help hold it up. Wait a couple weeks before you put it near the extractions. And you said your having problems closing your mouth. Are the back teeth hitting first? If so you need to have that adjusted. Remember what I said that both sides of the denture need to make contact at the same time and all teeth need to make contact(except the front)
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That's good to know. Thank you Dave, these are things I wasn't aware of. My mouth is closing a little better. Both sides are making contact at the same time , it does feel like the back teeth are hitting first though. I go back to the dentist in a few days so I'll see if they can make adjustments
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No problem. I'm a denturist by the way so any questions I'm glad to answer
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I got immediate dentures about 3 wks ago & Ive been back 2 my dentist many times 4 adjustments. I still have slight pain/discomfort near the K9 teeth & feel the denture is too high around the arch because I cant bite down completely without feeling as if they are digging in at top of my gum area. Dr tells me just let my gums heal & keep wearing them so I can tell her my sore spots. (Ive been telling her where these sore spots are) But she says if she keeps adjusging then they'll be too loose.
So my question

IS IT NORMAL 2 feel sore this long 2 point of my gums feeling raw when taking them out? Im not sure if they're 2 high or just curve in 2 much? All I know is at times I feel better going toothless than 2 be so uncomfortable..... And thats because Im really self conscious about my looks..... SMH
Does any1 have any tips or advice?
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Hi Angie Mendoza

I think you have to trust your gut and tell your  dentist you feel something is wrong  Pain is never good   Did you ask him to also check your bite?  Tell him other people are  not having this kind of pain and perhaps you need  another better fitting denture as something  is wrong with this one.  How much have you paid or this denture?  Keep us updated.

Barbara


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Hi angie
Soreness is common with immediate dentures and they take a lot of adjustments before the soreness subsides. With the trauma of the extractions your mouth goes through a lot of changes which can cause soreness in your mouth. The dentist can adjust in one area and then you get a sore spot in another area because of the changes. Just keep going back and having them adjusted until your comfortable.
The thing about immediate dentures is that it's great that you don't have to go without teeth but your also taking the chance that they won't be perfect. The very important try in appointment is eliminated due to the fact that your natural teeth are still in your mouth. Its a choice to either go without teeth for a month or two or have immediates so I would doubt very much that any dentist would remake them for free.
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Also, since I woke up this morning the denture feels like it's lower or maybe I'm just imagining it. Has anyone else felt that? When I close my mouth, I can feel my tongue pressing directly on the roof and it's uncomfortable, like I almost want to gag. I don't know of I should try pressing it back up or something or not do anything because of how sore my gums still are
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Try to push it back up if you can. The denture should be "seated"
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I tried pushing it back up. It's the piece against my rear palate that feels uncomfortable
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These are things to make a note of and the dentist can adjust
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I'm thinking I'll need it filed down, it definitely feels too long. I'll make sure to let my dentist know
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Hi Keesha

It's good  you have Dave here because  he knows so much

I would get back to your dentist as soon as possible and have him make some of those suggested adjustments

Hopefully it will all start getting better
Good Luck
Barbara
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Thanks Barabara. I'm scheduled to go back Tuesday, so hopefully I can get those adjustments.
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I'm 30 too and got full extractions plus full set of Dentures on April 5th. I can mirror what everyone is saying, it does get better even though it's so frustrating and scary at first. I was under the impression that the first time I looked in the mirror I'd just love my new smile. Well that didn't happen. From the Dentures being new and my whole mouth being swollen I hated the way I looked. I couldn't close my mouth totally around my Dentures either and it did feel like beaver teeth. After about a week it was better and now almost 2 months later I love my smile. I didn't have to get it adjusted to fit around my mouth so you might not have to either.

It's such a huge adjustment, I know. I waited past 24 hrs to take mine out because I was scared too. It does get easier each time you do it. I relied on this community heavily before and after I got my dentures. Hang in there, it's so rough at first but it does get better!
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I got my new uppers today(half out for 3 weeks healing and the remainder extracted today) and beside that miserable feeling on the pallet from the plastic, I'm doing ok. But, boy, these don't look like my old teeth! I'm disappointed. I just assumed the denture would look almost identical to my original teeth. They don't.
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I left the dentist office upset and angry about how mine looked. I thought they were too big. I told her I had horse teeth and I was pissed that I had an overbite. It got better as the swelling went down. The following week I went in told her the back end of the pallet was making me crazy. Like it was some form of Chinese torture. She explained how it needed to be there for the suction. I never thought that feeling Would go away. After days of me being so angry and staying home crying it just got better one day. Hang in there
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Hi karen edwards
So these will be 2 things that you will discuss with your dentist when  you go back  for your first adjustment 
Bring some pictures of you smiling with you and ask to look  at the original molds made of your teeth so you and the dentist can look at them together  and you can tell him specifically what you are unhappy about.  Then you can take it from there
Good luck

Barbara
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This is right after I had mine done
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This is a week after
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For me personally there was barely any pain. Mild discomfort from the new Dentures. I did get a perscription pain med and rotated that with 800 mg ibprofuen. If you've ever had a really bad toothache the pain isn't comparable, at all. I was in more pain from a toothache than all my extractions (17). You'll do great! It takes time for you to get use to them in your mouth its a process. And thank you! At first I actually didn't like my smile but now I do.
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Amber I think they look awesome:) Reading here your experience I just had last 4 upper extracted and immediate denture top on Friday so far so good dont have bottom partial in place yet so the top is not very secure but there is suction and the only thing I am adjusting too is the palate over the roof of my mouth I feel like it takes away from the taste of foods,..gotta say I have taken them out to eat soft foods but have been leaving them in most of the time I am glad that I did have the other extractions prior many months ago and waited for the gums to heal only have 5 on the bottom where partial is forthccoming will have more to go through at that time but feel confident it will all work out just wondering if my bite will come together and I will be able to eat comfortably again but I know its a matter of healing and time,..thanks for sharing your beautiful smile I could not stop smiling after my extractions and my upper was put in but of course I took mild pain meds to help ease the moment!
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I know that feeling, the feeling of the pallet in your mouth and it's so big and bulky and you think you'll never get use to it. Eventually it just became/is second nature. I hardly feel mine anymore. As for taste it will come back. I was so worried I wouldn't be able to taste and at first everything tasted so bland and the feeling of the food on the roof of my mouth was odd. Just takes lots of patience and some time. I'm finally able to eat chips and now granola bars. I've finally mastered biting into things like burgers but it's still a process two months into having dentures.
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Also thanks for sharing your story too! I don't know what I would have done without this community of awesome people throughout this process. I'm so happy to be on the other side of this journey now and able to put my experience out there to help others.
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I agree Amber..this is a great little resource of wonderful people going thru the same...good to hear about the palate it was beginning to worry me...I will just have to be patient ...am a diabetic so have to watch the carb intake and so many soft foods are carb laden...will keep you posted...take care
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 I kept mine in for the first 48 hrs and kept them in including to sleep for a week. Do not use adhesive until your extractions are healed. Suggestion for taking out first time. Warm salty water rinse is going to be your best tool. I still do it and I am 2 months out. 6 extraction,  full upper. I did have to go in a couple a times a week for adjustments because of sores. I did get an ulceration behind front teeth that was painful. I got some medicated mouthwash that was amazing. I wish I still had some. Lots of patience. I did popsicles, smoothies out of a spoon. no straws. I have just started eating without really any issues. cut everything small. and take your time. Good Luck. You will not regret it once you are all healed. 
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Thank you for your tips. I'll keep these in mind.
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I got mine on April 11th. My dentist told me to leave them in until my 1st follow up appointment which was 2 days later. I cried when I first left the office because I felt like they were huge and sticking out. I think I was just not realizing how the transition would be.
The morning of my follow up I woke up in bed and yelled a phrase that I never imagined... “Omg, where are my teeth!” They came out in the night and were in my bed. Lol. I was in such a panic to run and get them back in... Starting at the moment I realized I could quickly take them out And back in without a problem.
Before the 1st week was up they were already loosening up a bit and as my gums became less swollen they started to seat back further and my “monkey lip” started disappearing.

I’ve had days where I would just cry. I’d get a sore spot one day and the next it would be gone with a different one. I’ve been back to see her weekly since I got them and I’m so very glad that she probably didn’t over adjust them but instead told me that it will get worse before it gets better. She explained my soft reline would make a world of difference and she wanted to make sure that when she places the material that it wouldnt
push the denture down too low.

Some days I can eat whatever I want while others I can’t. 2 weeks ago we went for Mexican food and the chips and salsa were amazing. But yesterday I couldn’t eat deli ham. My gums seems to change daily now. I’ve found amazing luck with the powder adhesive (now that my gums are healed). Prior to that I had days where I would talk and they would almost fall out.
Just don’t get too discouraged. Like I was told- it will get worse before it gets better....but that means it will improve.
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Once the swelling goes down your teeth will look better. Thought I would never eat doritos again. I can eat peanuts popcorn etc. I love the way my teeth look. Its never the same as your real teeth. But mine were so bad this was a good affordable alternative. You look good!
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Amen!!...Thank you..I've a weakness for baked cheese balls a snack I great myself only on occasion due to being diabetic...!!...
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Tips anyone?! I fell asleep and I just woke up and Im bleeding some and my denture feels a little looser. Not sure what I should do
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I seeped blood on my shirts and pillows for the first week and a bit after that too. Totally normal. Your gums are going to change and shrink as time passes. Anything else?
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Good to know. It felt like I may have grinded my teeth or bit down while I was asleep. Nothing else for now, thanks!
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I clenched my jaw/dentures a lot after I got them for like the first month. It was kind of weird, I don't find myself doing it anymore though.
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I've had my denture in for around 28 hours. I see my dentist in 3 days. Would it be bad to leave them in and let him take them out instead? I'm honestly still so nervous and panicked to do it myself. I know it hasn't been that long, I'm just having a horrible time with this
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I know the exact feeling you're having right now. I first had a bottom partial and now with the top & bottom dentures. So I've went through it twice. I'm not sure about leaving them in that long? I went back after 7 days for my post op appointment so I didn't have much of a choice but to do it myself. It's so scary at first, but the more you do it the easier it gets each time. After a few days I was taking them out two to three times a day for rinses.

If you very gently find the top of the Denture and pull down very gently to break the suction it comes out easily. Then rinse them, gently rinse your mouth, don't spit, just kind of open your mouth and let the water fall out then gently put them back in. I don't think it'd hurt to wait a bit longer. I think I waited a bit over 24 hrs cause I was nervous.
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Keesha
When did your dentist tell you to take the denture out?  Are you going to see him Tuesday?
Barbara
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The day I got them done all they said was to leave them in overnight and then I could take it out. Yes I'm seeing him Tuesday
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Update: its been around 42 hours. I woke up a couple hours ago crying. The pain seems to be worse today. It feels sore along my gums on the right side. I'm swollen and hurt the most around my top lip and along my nose. It hurts more along my gums where my front teeth are. Nervous to take it out cause of how much more it hurts today.. I took my antibiotic when I woke up. I can't swallow pills, so I've been crushing them up into water. I managed to have some tomato soup. I've been doing salt water rinses too
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Hi Keesha
Keep rinsing Your mouth with salt water and keep  flooding them and  then see if you can  take them out
You're in too much pain to keep them in
What did thedoctor tell you to take for pain??  Take something
Tomorrow to  the dentist
You will be OK
Barbara
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Morning
Because you still have a lot of swelling it's hard to say if the pain is from the denture or from the extractions. There is a muscle attachment under your nose called a frenum and the denture could be rubbing on it causing the pain under your nose. Usually where the denture is causing sores the tissue will actually turn white so you can see the sore spot. Again because of the swelling it's hard to tell. Let the dentures settle in as the swelling goes down. Make notes and let you dentist know all this so they can adjust the dentures.
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Ok thanks Dave. There's one spot along my right side gums that feels particularly sore too
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They should all be easy adjustments. Remember it's a process and takes some time