Hi, I am a 50 year old guy, and already out of work for health reasons, I only have nine teeth left on the upper side, gums on upper side have receded around all nine teeth badly, and all but one of the nine are broken or bad. The four up front stick out a little, always have, I have never had a pretty smile. No one can tell me why my top teeth all went bad, but my lower teeth are great. Might be my Crohn's disease. I am going to have all nine on top extracted I hope at the same time, money is a real problem now since I have been sick about 15 months and not able to work. I have no income, my wife carries the load right now, which really bothers me. Four children, two are handicapped adults and live in group homes. Our 27 yr old son has one more yr of school, and we also have an 11 yr old daughter at home. Am I better off in the long run since all I have is a small dental insurance plan that pays 1500 per year to get them all pulled at once, and then (the real question) go home without a denture and let my mouth completely heal up over 3 or 4 months, then go back first of 2014 and get fitted for a full denture? Since a new year will have started I will have another $1500 with my wifes dental policy to help. Is there any harm or any benefit for not putting in an upper plate right away. Would love to hear your thoughts on this one.