Kinda curious, how old are all of you?

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I got 11 teeth pulled and a full top denture put in on December 9th. I am 35 years old. I think getting dentures at a younger age has gotten more common then it used to be. My dad got both tops and bottoms as a 21st birthday present to himself so I am happy I made it 14 years later then he did. =)

How did your significant other handle you having dentures? My husband is having a harder time adjusting to it than I have. I am LOVING them (other than the constant adjustments till they fit right) and I am not regretting getting them at all. My husband says now that I don't look like me anymore and he doesn't like it. Nice to know someone out there didn't mind my rotten gross teeth. lol.
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I am 56. i have had mine 13 days now. not so happy with them. still can't chew with them on. my stitches are now out. and i have some sore spots and some bone chips that will get taken care of Monday. i am trying to be happy about these , just don't see how i will ever chew. My husband keeps saying give it time. so maybe i am rushing it,. Glad you are so happy with yours...
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I understand how much of an adjustment this time is for you, Cindy. Your husband is right -- it does take some getting used to, but it will get better! As your gums continue to heal and change, this will affect the fit of your dentures, so make sure you keep in touch with your dentist in case you need any adjustments.
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today is day 18 and things are much better... got all the sore spots and a bone spur taken care of Monday and it was like i had a new mouth... All i can say is Hang in there everyone. It does get better. i even chewed some yesterday . gums are still sore , but with time all will be well.
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I am much younger than you are and I will be getting upper and lower partials on 1/30. I am very nervous... but so so excited to be able to smile again. I work one on one all day with teenaged girls and it is really a killer to my self esteem to not be able to have a conversation with them or my boss without hiding my teeth. I am scared about the healing process as I only have 4 days off of work. How long did your healing process take to where you were comfortable to be around people?
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Hi Katie,
At four days I was doing ok, not perfect but ok. Your speech will sound different to you but my wife has told me I don't sound a lot different. You will look a lot better with a bright new smile. At four days think applesauce, jello & pudding.
I am 65.
Bill
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Hope all is going well with you Katie
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Katie I'm younger as well hun and im not sure if you are having your teeth pulled and upper and lower same day dentures which is the way I went and I am very glad I went through it but it's been around 2weeks since I've had it done and I'm still healing and im still pretty sore,can't eat much and still am working on my speech,it's not as bad as it sounds but you will definitely want to give yourself the necessary time to heal completely from what your fixing to go through. I really wish you the best of luck with everything and I hope everything goes well for you and a quick recovery.
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I'm 37 and I will have 16 teeth taken out and both upper & lower immediate dentures placed in February. Personally I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait to smile again! As for my husband, he is being very supportive.
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I'm 64. Eight days in with immediate uppers. The first few days were kind of rough, but each day is better than the last now. I just realized that I haven't taken anything for pain all day and I'm starting to do some moderate chewing.
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Your husband loves you I am sure. Most likely your more beautiful than before and he's not sure how to handle it just now. I am 63 and only had my uppers done the 8th of this month and still going through some adjusting. It does take time and patience of which I have none. I now wish I had done this a long time ago when I was little more flexible but I still will make it. You have lots of support here if you need it but sounds like your going to do just fine.
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Janis I had all my teeth pulled in the last 5 days,I am only 35 years old, and i have I known for quite sometime that I would need all my teeh extracted due to periodontal disease,however I never had the income to get them extracted,Well God bless me with the birth of my new son Jordan.He was born 1/7/14 @ 8:00 pm .IT turns out that the government will give you medicaid even if you work ,and have health insurance on your job.Now with that being said medicaid will not pay for any dental work except extractions.i will admit it is not easy to taking care of a newborn baby while I am healing,but I am healthier ,happier ,and soon I will be receiving my dentures.I honestly think the hardest part of this process is walking around my significant other without teeth
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I'm 41 Its been 7 month since I had my uppers and lowers. First few weeks were the hardest. Best decision I've made for myself. Just gotta tell myself is to smile still not use to that.
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I am 44 and i just had all 12 of my top teeth pulled on Thursday the 27th of Feb. 2014, i did really good until today and i woke up to my 2nd black eye and my face more swollen than the day before an my face hurting more than I have had my face hurt in my life, but I love the look of my new teeth and i can't wait for my face to get back normal shape and size. I just keep telling myself that in the end all the pain and suffering is worth having my smile and confidence back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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im 26, i had 5 removed this last time to finish off all the top teeth. this is day 5 for me and i cant hardly have my teeth in my head. i am still swollen a bit and they make my mouth throb horribly and give me a headache. Dentist said to leave em out as much as i can to let my mouth heal.
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I am 49, but had them removed over a year ago on Feb. 28,1013. Had all my teeth cut out & removed the same day. I should of had them removed sooner as almost all were broken off to the gums (they had to dig out several). I had to wait & save for them as I also got what my dentist refers to as immediate dentures. They helped a lot with the bleeding and the swelling. I was eating chicken noodle soup the same day, I was just to hungry!! It was painful as i had expected so I stocked up on soup, pudding & applesauce. By day four I was doing much better but not eating much. I was told to never take my dentures out of my mouth for the first 2 days, and after that only when I clean them.
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Oh wow about them telling you to not take your dentures out but to clean them. They told me not too take them out for 48 hours of course, because the dentures act as a bandage over the stitches but that I am suppose to take them out at night when I sleep after the 48hours. In which I am sorry to say that I will not have them out when I sleep. I don't want to scare my kids, nevertheless my boyfriend. :)
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It has been just over 2 months for me. I am 34. I also got the immediate dentures. I only take them out to clean as well. My boyfriend is the most wonderful person & loves me so much but I will not ever let him see me without them in. I hate how I look without them. The healing does take time. Eating is still weird sometimes. I lost more than 10 lbs & was angry and hungry all the time. It does get better just not as quick as you want it to. I am happy with my decision. You will be too.
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Fred Hogaboom

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74 and counting. After going several years with missing teeth decided to give myself a present. Glad I did.
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I am 63 yrs young..,. Once my teeth were getting ''loose'', I made that dreaded phone call to a Dentist ...I had NO CHOICE, since the loose teeth were from 'Bone Loss''... One tooth actually came out all by itself!! Now, it's been almost a year since I've had my ''Upper Dentures'' and a ''Partial'' on the bottom.,.. No more ''loose'' teeth and pain while eating... IT GET'S BETTER and Better each day!! No regrets here...
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I'm 47 and just had the last 6 upper teeth pulled yesterday and dentures put in. It will take time to get used to but it has to be better than what I had, I hope.
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Yes, Donna it does get better ... Your gums are shrinking ''by the minute'' it seems, so keep in contact with your Dentist frequently during this adjustment period.. If you develope ''sore spots'', that can be fixed by the dentist.. There's no need to be ''uncomfortable'' during this time... Good Luck with your new ''dentures'' and you'll love your Beautiful SMILE!!
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I'm 57 and single and afraid to date as I feel kissing will feel awkward from both sides . Have full upper denture and lower partial that seems way too big In mouth for the few teeth it replaces.
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Debra, it will feel ''too big'' for a while, but you'll adjust to it... Eventually (6 months or less) you may get ''impressions'' for the permanent denture which is a lot thinner than the temporary denture and ''form fits'' to your mouth ..also a ''permanent partial'' which will conform to your lower gums even better than the temporary partial...It shouldn't deter you from dating or kissing either .. I'm a single ''dating'' woman too, and so far, unless I tell them, no one knows I have dentures...

Good Luck to you Debra, with your new beautiful ''Smile''!!
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Im 29,my husbAND says hes there fpr me,snd excited for me,but when i share things with him or talk about it he gets distant...and says there is nothing to talk about...grrr..i have tons to say and ask and things about getting them
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Elizabeth, my husband was/is the same way. I figured out be cause he is not in my shoes he's not sure how to answer questions or discuss dentures at all... When we found out I needed dentures he said ok we'll get it done ASAP. After that talking to him was like talking to a wall, but I knew he was supporting me and my decision... I had 16 teeth extracted and full upper/lower temps put in just 5 days ago. My hubby came to my appointment kept me calm before the procedure began BUT froze when I became emotional & cried. When we got home he made sure I got my meds and plenty of rest, other than it's been "business as usual" Support comes in many different ways I have found forums like this is the best place to turn for questions and discussion. I also have a couple family members who have walked this path they too have been awesome for info & just plain talking it out :)
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I am 23 years old had all of my top teeth pulled but it was for the best. After having one tooth chip and unfortunately no insurance at the time to go for an immediate fix I got a bad cavity problem on them. So eventually after becoming pregnant and constantly being in pain. I found a dentist who cared and did this procedure. I am happy with my new dentures I am on day 3 with my denture and my hubby is so happy to see me smile again. And he likes how natural they do look. Don't be discouraged about having a denture.
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I'm 30 years old and I'm on day 4 of upper dentures. After 3 pregnancies and not being able to afford dental at the time, my teeth got really bad. But now that I have insurance and saved the money to get all this done. I loveeee my new smile, but oh my goodness, I'm sooo hungry, lol. I miss good food!!! My Husband was very supportive through it all and is very happy to see me smile big again.
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I agree with how hungry you are lol. I hate being limited but I had a similar problem with pregnancy and my teeth got terrible. But I will take dentures over the pain any day.
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AFwifey5903

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Definitely, so happy about the no more pain!
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Missy Renie Thompson Weuve

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It is wonderful.
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Dee Reilman

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Soon, you will be able to eat more variety... Soft foods for a few weeks, then gradually you'll be eating more... ''Chewing'' may take a bit of practice, but you will be able to eat anything eventually...I ate ''Steak'' (smaller bites, of course) at 5 weeks afterwards... Sausage & Eggs at 3 weeks, so it does get better...I even lost ''weight'' and have kept it off for a year now...so that was a ''bonus'' for me...
Right now, you can eat mashed potatoes, banannas, pudding, smashed peas, oatmeal, etc ..My biggest ''crave'' was green vegetables, so canned peas filled that void...

It's been almost a year since I got my ''upper'' denture and a partial on the bottom.. I am now into my ''permanent'' denture, which I didn't get until approx. 6 mos. later...It's a lot thinner than the 'temporary denture'' and very form fitting to my mouth...Your gums will continue to shrink and visits to your dentist for the first month or so is important.. You don't want to be ''uncomfortable'' during the healing process ...I also found a product, called ''Cushion Grip'' that really helped too.. it's like a ''soft reline'', but doesn't stick to the roof of your mouth, only the denture .. I purchased it from CVS at first, then found it much cheaper on ''Amazon.com''... Even a day or so after the dentist does a soft reline, it will loosen because your gums are still shrinking, so this was a great ''alternative'' in between dental visits... You can use ''Fixodent'' over this too...

Good Luck on this new 'Journey' with dentures ... It's all worth it, and as you've said, ''No More Pain'' ... We're all here to help you too, so keep updating on your progress ...
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Wanted to share my new smile with all of you :)
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April

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Congrats! Absolutely beautiful smile!
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AFwifey5903

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Thank you :D
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Dee Reilman

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Very BEAUTIFUL SMILE .... Your new teeth look sooo NATURAL...I would have never known... Keep SMILING, you're a beautiful young woman!! Good Luck to you...
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Wonderful decision!!! including that munchkin on ur hip...lol
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Marion In Savannah

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How beautiful!  (And that baby is gorgeous too!)
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I am 31 and just got my dentures put in on Thursday. I wish I could take a picture of my smile because they are so pretty but unlike you, I look like a extra puffy chipmunk at the moment! how did you get so lucky and not swell? I am jealous girl! lol Love Love your smile!
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AFwifey5903

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I have no idea how I didn't swell, I was expecting it, but never did. It may have to do with taking Motrin every 4 hours since 2 hours after my surgery.
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51 had mine dentures for a year
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Morgitta fesnoux

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congrats!!!!! I think you look wonderful with them. I feel your pain and had my teeth infected(35 yrs o) and now I feel more comfortable smiling.... All the praise!!!!
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I'm 53 and have upper dentures. I still have my (bad) natural teeth on bottom, including a bridge, and will get them done at the end of this summer.
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I had my upper dentures done in 2001 at the age of 23, back then they pulled them and I had to wait to get them in until healed. How embarassing, but funny thing is as soon as I got them people kept asking me what was different and when I told them they told me they never realized I didn't have any teeth for like 3 months. I had my lowers done sometime in 2009 they were pulled and put right in. I am thankful to not have to deal with the toothaches anymore those were never fun!!
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