There is Hope!

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I had my remaining 12 teeth pulled in August (I already had partials) and was given temporary dentures. They seemed so big and I really struggled with them. I was beginning to think I would never be able to eat normally again. My gums were really sensitive for so long. Even eating bread crust was hard. It got better and better as time went on but I still wasn't looking forward to using denture adhesive forever. And would I ever be able to eat the things I liked? But today, after 6 months, I got my permanent dentures and boy what a difference! Not only are they lighter in weight but look so much better and more natural. And I actually ate dinner like a normal person without adhesive. I still have to cut anything chewy in smaller pieces but that's ok, it better for you that way anyway.

 I was so worried that I would have to go through the whole process again of returning time after time to have them fine tuned. But they are totally comfortable. So if you are struggling or having doubts, just be patient. It will work for you eventually. It takes a different length of time for each person. My husband got dentures years ago and didn't seem to have any problems at all and I was expecting the same. But unfortunately it wasn't the case for me.

But it helps to go to a good doctor. He didn't rush the process and it paid off!  Anyway, tonight I am glad I took this step and looking forward to many fine meals.

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I agree 100%! When I got my immediates, I had so many adjustments that I knew the people at the denture place better than my own family. Lol. I had a LOT of soft relines done and then with each soft came more adjustments. But when I picked up my permanent teeth (also going from August to just a couple weeks ago) I haven't needed anything adjusted at all! I do need to go in and have a couple of bone shards removed but otherwise, I can't believe the great smile I have again! And you really don't notice them in there!
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Thank you for sharing your journey with everyone. This can really be an inspiration to those who are going through a rough patch and wondering if they will ever feel better!