Was it worth it?

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Hello all. I’m getting fitted for dentures sept 20. Then the extractions. The more I read about all the horror stories, the more terrified I get. Does anyone have some encouraging words please?
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Susan M Bellamy Chenevert

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Tammy Crowe

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Hi Susan, I think , even after all of the hassle with getting them to fit, lol, it was totally worth it!!  I love my smile now.  There are a lot of helpful tips on here from bad to good.  You will learn as you go.  Don't be afraid to ask other denture wearers if you have any problems in the future.  Its a time thing for sure.  Good Luck!!  
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Janell Copper Reinhart

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Don't do it!!!!
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Sam Dean

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100% accurate Joseph....
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Smchen 44

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Thank you Joseph! I I read all through your post and you listed very good points. Also, I think if you want to find negatives, I’m sure there’s plenty. I’m a very positive person so I’m going to be looking for the good.
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I think Joseph's advice is spot on.  Yes, there are difficulties you can expect in adapting to dentures and there are adaptations you will need to make.  Overall I am very happy with my dentures and would certainly not want to go back to bad teeth and gums. It was definitely worth it.
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Kathy P

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Yes, Steve, exactly right. When most of us think back to what got us to the denture stage, I am sure that we wouldn't choose to go back to the problems. 
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Mary J. Bennett Sharp

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Think seriously about getting at least 2 implants. They saved my life.
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Barbara G

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Hi  Susan M Bellamy Chenevert

I second Mary J. Bennett Sharp advse to get 2 or 3 implants in order to have clip on denture  They will save your life   just as Mary says

But before i do anything I would go to 2 or 3 dentists that  offer free consultations  and find  if any if your teeth can  be saved to use as posts to attach partial bridges to Also if you are near a  dental college I would go there First   and find how much clip on to implants dentures would cost you

Good luck

Barbara


     





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Kathy P

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I didn't have immediate dentures after my extractions but I also had no pain from the extractions after the first day.  My vanity has hated being without teeth but somehow I have coped (by wearing a lightweight face mask in company!), and I have been able to eat a variety of foods.  Next Tuesday I visit the dentist to start my dentures and, although I know it's not going to be plain sailing, I know many people who do cope really well with dentures, and that helps to keep me positive.
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I think everyone's experiences with dentures are different. I can say i got fitted or got impressions done, then a wax bite and then had all my extractions done and i have never had to have a soft or hard reline yet. I got mine done four months ago and couldn't be happier. I wouldnt take it back for anything. I dont even have to have adhesives they fit so well. I can eat anything i want, love my smile and most of all i have no pain. I cant say your experience will be like mine but i believe if you have a quality dentist you trust everything should work out. My dentist has their lab right in the office. Its hard to be positive and try to have a optimistic outlook on it when you hear the horror stories, especially if you dont have any other options besides dentures. There was nothing more i could do for my teeth. And with no dental insurance and a mom to three kids, financially there were no other options for me. Implants cost so much! I wish you the best and lots of good luck and vibes your way. Just wear them as much as possible even when you want to cry and rip them out. I think that helped me a lot. I rarely take them out. Try to stay positive and everything will work out.
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I wanted to add too that i was so excited for my new smile and i had this vision of myself looking into the mirror for the first time and absolutely falling in love with my new smile. I didnt though! It was pretty upsetting and i hated the way i looked. They looked bulky and odd and kind of offset. But it was from my face, lips and mouth/gums being swollen.

After a couple weeks the swelling went down amd gradually the dentures fit and set better in my mouth. Today i love my smile. So dont get upset if the vision youve had in your head isnt exactly what you see directly afterwards. Youll get there.
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Joseph

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Amber: Optimism is frequently rewarded when it comes to matters of our health. Joseph
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Amber

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In my life experiences and watching those of others I know, if you go looking for a health issue I'm sure a doctor can find one. While some are serious, some are unnecessary. I get a check up once a year and it's rare I get sick. At this time I take nothing daily and I feel great. Some arthritis but I manage.