New Uppers after two weeks

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I am very happy with my new uppers. I had 8 teeth removed but decided at my dentist reccomendation to forego temporary dentures and let my gums heal as my perms were being made. This was difficult as I am in the public eye as a sports announcer and official for local and state teams. I had these teeth removed a week before umpiring the state high school baseball finals so I was in front of thousands of people that knew me but no upper teeth. I spent a lot of time talking while looking away, down or hand over mouth. That was the hardest part of this whole experience. Only one person asked me where my teeth were. The extractions were not bad and no major pain. As my gums healed over the next 6-8 weeks I began to get excited about my new teeth. Once the big day came my dentist made adjustments that day as they really hurt but by the time I left they were ok. I had protruding bones that caused initial problems. I loved the new smile and kept taking selfies...lol. The color was a perfect match to my natural lowers too. There is a change getting use to a big piece of plastic in my mouth and I need adhesive. Blowing a whistle during football officiating had to be relearned and is a test of my adhesives but I got through it. Eating is a challenge if food is too big (hard to swallow) or not chewed properly by the rear teeth. No gagging or too much saliva problem. All in all these are not my natural teeth but at age 57 it is a great option that I am glad I did. I am excited to see my progress over the next few weeks. I encourage those that are having problems to stay the course, it gets better. Now everyone SMILE.
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Andre Morgan

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Stephanie

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Hi Andre, thanks for sharing your story! While it is a difficult decision to choose to go without a temporary denture, it can definitely result in an easier transition to dentures since the extractions have healed. So glad to hear that you are doing well! Congratulations on your new smile!

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Andre Morgan

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Thanks. It was mentally tough to have no upper teeth for such a long period of time. But from a comfort point of view it was the right decision. Now once I get rid of this one minor sore spot I wiling be smiling for a long time.