I am considering getting dentures and would love some help. I have been having considerable trouble with my teeth as of late and think maybe I would just be better off to have them removed and get dentures. Does anyone have any opinions on that? I have read a lot of the posts on here and have to say that I'm a little worried about it now. I guess the other big question for me is the cost. Would anyone out there consider letting me know what the average cost is? Thanks so much for your help.
4. Reply to thinking of getting dentures by aggie blue
Posted: July 20, 2011 8:20 pm
Please do not get your real teeth taken out unless it is absolutely necessary. I have been loosing teeth the past 3 years and the denture kept getting bigger. I started with a partial and that was a shocker. I still had 8 teeth on top to keep the denture in place but it felt like I had a piece of plastic in my mouth. Anyway for the past 8 months I was down to 3 teeth on top. The only place I could put food was on one of those 3 teeth. Now I have the full denture it is my 5th week and I am miserable. They don't tell you that the bite strength of a denture is only 1/10th of a bite with real teeth. I can't even bite a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then there's the power or paste most people need. Getting that off the roof of your mouth every night is a chore. If you have any other choice make it. Do not get dentures unless it is a last resort. Good ones cost about $3800 plus every time you need an adjustment it at least $60.00. If U have a choice DON"T DO IT!
3. Reply to thinking of getting dentures by addymae
Posted: July 14, 2011 9:24 pm
I forgot. I am fortunate to have insurance that covered all but $25. Coverage includes the one month visit, the 6th month visit and all adjustments. Total cost to the insurance is about $2800 with the place I went to.
2. Reply to thinking of getting dentures by addymae
Posted: July 14, 2011 9:21 pm
I am 16 days into my dentures. I am so glad I did it. I do wish I had taken better care of my own teeth, but terrific fear of dentists was my issue. I am starting to feel more natural with these new teeth. Soft foods are still part of my diet, but in the last couple days I have been spending more time trying to learn to chew again. Funny how something that was so natural before isn't anymore :) I have wonderful support from a dear friend. He keeps reminding me that it will all come and that the whole deal is a process. During the last couple weeks when it got hard and I kept wondering why I did this I look in the mirror and enjoy that pretty smile. I especially love my daughter being so happy and proud of me. It is so much fun to let her take my picture now. :) Pictures with my youngest grandson and my daughter. Laughter is fun again. There will be embarrassing moments like when you are talking and realize you just spit on the person you are talking to :) That only happened for about two days. It is a major adjustment but does so much for the self esteem. Hope I helped.
1. Reply to thinking of getting dentures by addymae
Posted: July 13, 2011 2:05 pm
I do not know the average cost. I am 44 days into mine. I got an immediate upper 13 extractions 10 surgical for 3200.00 that includes 6 adjustments and a soft reline. I know alot of the posts on here are really scary, but all said I wish I had done it sooner. I feel so much better, I look so much better, My denture fits well. I have not tried corn on the cob or an apple but I have tried about everything else mostly with great results. The first week stinks, just prepare for that. Day 2-3 I was really wondering what I had done,pain, swelling. Felt like someone had left an old hubcap in my mouth. The first adjustment the day after extractions I thought I might vomit when the dentist took them in and out. But that was 1/2 an hour. I have had weeks now completely pain free. I did not realize that my teeth hurt all the time until they stopped. I do give alot of credit ti my excellent dentist. I started the process with 2 dentists before and chickened out. Then I found the right dentist, jumped in and had it all done 21 days after my first consultation. Good luck and I will look for more posts