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Almost 1 year into this misery of a top denture. 3 dentures, many chair relines, several lab relines, pastes, powders, pads, secure adhesive, secure pads - still not good. Pretty much miserable. My mouth is sore. I'm hungry, I can't talk without denture flopping around. I feel like I have a mouth full of mush. The inside of my jaws are sores.
Seen 3 dentists, 1 oral surgeon, 1 prosthodontist- * the Daily Denture Dentist is trying to help me. I begged for another denture. He wouldn't make me one, he said I would be throwing my money away.
He wants me to see a Perodontist.
I can't do implants.
Surely I am not the only one that is dealing with this.
This has to get better. I so wish I still had my teeth. I didn't have many, they were breaking off, but I was much happier. Right now, I would never recommend a denture to anyone. I know each person is different, we have to do whats best for us. But this was a big mistake for me.
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les

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Nancy Ironside

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Hi Les, oh dear, just like me. I wear my top denture only for short periods to go out shopping. Otherwise no. No more dinner dates. Not even Christmas. Worst decision I ever made. My dentist said he thinks about 30% of people never really adjust. I have no money or I would have gone for implants in a flash!!
If you have the money, look into implants and good luck. I feel for you.
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les

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Thanks Nancy. Im sorry for you..
Right now I have a bandana wrapped around my mouth. I can't wear denture much. I'm so ashamed and look awful.
$45,000.. for implants.. but the oral surgeon says I'm not a good candidate for implants. And I'm scared of them. I had bladder mesh implant, I rejected it.severe pain and infections. I spent a lot of money going from Tennessee to California 3 times in one year.
I'm just really sad. And needed to vent..
I know it could be worse. But.dang..
Very sad.
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joan rosenblatt

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Ladies after reading your blogs my heart goes out to you.  When I decided to go full denture on bottom I was told its a another world.  Am I sure this is what I want.  I would never tell a person to get dentures.  What I would tell them read and think long and hard.  I have denture on bottom and I have turned down many a social engagement.  Not easy.  Keep blogging. 
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Nancy Ironside

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Hi Joan, yes, going even to a friends for the day is becoming impossible. Sometimes I eat in the morning and then put in my denture but don't eat all day. By 4 am starving and just want to go home. Parties etc I just don't go anymore. Good luck.
Nancy