Temporary dentures too bulky on front

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Temporary dentures are nightmare, the price included relining for a year  however the relining  is for the inside of the denture w hat about the outside,,,obviously they are too big after the swelling of the gums and face goes down. Then what? Making the dentures stay in your mouth is one thing but what about the extra bulk? Above my lips its bulging out( monkey like) and my dentist says there is nothing she can do because if she files it down its too thin and might break!!?? I am not able to wear them, i look too different and bad. She says if i want teeth that fit  right i have to WAIT till my guns are healed,,,,meanwhile what? I paid a lot for these and they are not supposed to ever fit right? I am depressed, i don't do social activities anymore,,,i feel cheated because my dentist  says to me : " just see those temporary as a  " band-aid with teeth on it".  If she advertised it this way do you think people whould pay her 1,800.  for it?
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  • Frustrated, demoralized.

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i think your permanents will be fit better. temporaries are mostly bulky
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Pamela Lynn Cooper

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When do you start the procedures to get permanent dentures?? My dentist hasn't even mentioned it...
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Evie Bauer

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Dentures aren't supposed to fit like that! Sure they're going to feel big and clumsy at first. I felt like there was no room in my mouth for my tongue and talking was something I had to learn how to do all over again with these dentures; but if your dentures are so big that it changes the shape of your face? I would go to a different dentist. But my dentures do puff out my upper lip. Like my dentist said, " We just put 2 inches of plastic in your mouth, its going to take you time to learn how to eat and talk." Its been 6 weeks for me, I'm just now starting to sound like myself when I talk and I'm still on a soft food diet. It takes time and patience. Good luck!!
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Barbara G

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Hi everyone who paid for dentures that do not fit and look terrible:
If you read over other blogs on this site you will find people who wee in your position and they went back to their dentist and told their Dentist that they paid   a lot of money for something that could be used
You dentist should make appropiate adjustments or make a new denture and if they do not do this  you should ask for a refund
People on these blogs   have gotten refunds for this kind of inferior work

You paid your money and your dentist has to do their job
How much did these dentures cost you that you can not wear
Barbara
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From the internet
How to get a Refund  from a Dentist

How do I request a refund from a dentist? - Q&A - Avvo
www.avvo.com/legal-answers/how-do-i-request-a-refund-from-a-dentist--544533.html

Send a certified letter to the dentist and explain in basic terms why you want a refund and how much you think is fair. This step would be a precursor to a lawsuit anyway, and you may find the dentist agrees to your request or is at least willing to negotiate a "settlement" with you.


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I have "neanderthal" mouth too, with the thick upper dentures.  I find it very hard to smile, it seems like the muscles in my face don't work like they used to.  Hoping the permanents are thinner on top and don't show too much of my gums.  Starting the permanents process 6 months after surgery in April.  No going back, so the permanents had better be good!
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HI   Annagene Webb
How much did you pay for these temporary  dentures  ???
The temps are your  trial run and they should be good

The better a dentist does with the temps the better the  permanent   
ones will be.   You should be going back to your dentist now
and telling him that what he has given you is not acceptable and
have him modify these or   make you  an acceptable set of dentures

Frenchie paid $1,800   for a set that can not be worn
What did you Pay??
You paid what your dentist asked for and you deserve
a set  that fits
Barbara    
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All told, I'm spending $10,000 for the entire process (went with the high-end dentures and had periodontal procedures on my 5 remaining teeth).  I just had my last reline and will start the permanents process next month.  Going to one of those national chain dental stores because my boyfriend had a good experience there when he went with the lower-end dentures that did not include temporary dentures. Would recommend that anyone considering dentures go to a dentist, not a chain store.
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Hi  Annagene Webb

We are interested in knowing any information about the chain that did your work and would appreciate your sharing what was good and bad about
the experience and the individual pricing and the town
How did the choices for your boyfriend work out as well as for your self?
That's what this blog is all about
Thanks
Barbara
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Annagene Webb
I just looked at your older post and I read that you are very unhappy about the way your denture looks  I would advise you NOT to go on to the
permanent denture until they adjust this defect   If they are not listening to you tell  them   this in a written letter.   Put your concern in writing in a certified letter.  You have time to do this.     Have you already paid them in full??
Good Luck
Barbara
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I haven't paid in full.  I plan on taking in pictures of how I want my permanents to look (my daughter has beautiful teeth, so I'm taking in a picture of her teeth).  I am also taking someone along during the final process for added strength so that I get the result I want.
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The chain is Aspen Dental in Hyannis, MA.  This blog has been very helpful throughout the process.  I plan on using many of the suggestions in this blog to make sure I stay strong and get the result I want.  Before I go in for the final process, I plan an re-reading the posts, and even printing some of them out.  Going in with documentation will help me make sure I ask all the questions and get the answers I need.  I have found that walking in with papers, regardless of what they say, can create an atmosphere of being in control (dentist knows you mean business).
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Hi  Annagene Webb
I like where you are coming from
Showing them you are in control

I am somewhat nervous about you accepting these tempoaries that do  not fit.  They have  poo  pooed your complaints and told you  to wait for the permanent dentures
But why did you have to pay for something that looks   terrible??
Have you ever said to them  "Every body tell me these tempoaries look terrible and have  distorted my  mouth"

Some one on another blog here   told their dentist "How can I trust you to make  the permanents when these  are so terrible " and they did give her a refund for the temporaries
But you are now determined so that is good
Good luck
Barbara
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Its been 3 weeks for me...seems like forever. I am mostly without  my dentures now. I look  real bad with them in  and bad but more like me without them....TIME is the factor i know  but i paid a LOT for those temporary and i was hoping i could wear them !! And look somewhat normal. The pic of me here show my old teeth,,,i miss them  i wonder if they can make the permanent to look  like my old ones???  Even with the slight overbite i had? (hope so( cause i look too different now and i dont like looking on the mirror,,, :(
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Hi  frenchie
Do not let this go   You paid good money for these dentures and you were satisfied  with your last dentures so we know something is wrong with these dentures

Go back to your dentist and tell him these are terrible and he has to make the appropriate adjustment so you can wear them/
He is  depending on you to get to tired and too upset to complain so do not let him get away  with it
Give him a chace to make it right
You paid your money and now he has to do his job
Barbara
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I have the same. I am not sure when if ever I am getting permanent ones. After my last reline I looked like a monkey and the dentist suggested surgery to cut down my bones. I have repeatedly been pushed off for my permanent teeth. They just don't answer. I can't speak properly after 6 months. I spent 1500 (got 400 off by paying cash up front). I'm betting that doesn't include my permanents, like they initially told me... good luck. It's frustrating.
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HI  Pamela Lynn Cooper
If they don't answer you send them a certified letter and tell them you want you $1,500 back
That will get their attention
Now they have to make these right or give you your money back


From the internet
How to get a Refund  from a Dentist

How do I request a refund from a dentist? - Q&A - Avvo
www.avvo.com/legal-answers/how-do-i-request-a-refund-from-a-dentist--544533.html
Send a certified letter to the dentist and explain in basic terms why you want a refund and how much you think is fair. This step would be a precursor to a lawsuit anyway, and you may find the dentist agrees to your request or is at least willing to negotiate a "settlement" with you.
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Frenchie bring in a picture of you smiling with your natural teeth and ask them to model your permanent after that. They really should have no problem with your request.
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Hi frenchie
I comment every once in awhile to some of these posts. I make these types of dentures and know they can be frustrating. The relines that you are talking about are probably the temp relines. Not sure when you had your teeth extracted or if it would be to soon but ask the dentist to do a permanent reline to the denture. Even though this is added to the inside to make the denture fit better it will also thicken up the flanges allowing the lab or dentist to remove the bulk from the outside which in turn will allow your lip to drop down with that bulk being removed. Hope that makes sense. Usually I wait six months for the permanent reline but if you need it earlier to be able to get rid of that bulk then it's something to consider. Just remember that the bone will still shrink up to six months so if you do the reline too early the denture will become loose again. Hope this helps
Dave
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Hi frenchie 
Dave has some good suggestions

I agree that you should go back to your dentist and ask that they make these dentures fit  They should not look so terrible
Tell him they Look terrible and they feel terrible and you did not pay $1,800 for something that is not wearable

Give him one or 2 or 3 times to make it right
Then ask him for a refund.  Do it and if he does not respond,   then send him the Certified demand letter (see above) asking for a refund
If you have trouble writing the letter find a sample on the internet,  or ask a librarian,   or a typist to help you do it. 

The letter does not have to be a masterpiece it just should say that you did not get what you paid for and that was a wearable tempoary denture
Good luck
Barbara