Let me just begin by saying: Getting full dentures was the BEST decision I've ever made!!! I cannot even begin to explain how much it has changed my life from my appearance to my confidence. After 5 months, I am still checking my smile out in the mirror because I can't believe how amazing it looks. And I continue to smile on both the outside and inside when people compliment me on how beautiful my teeth are - and no one even knows that I have full dentures (my choice) . There's been a few ups and downs since I got them - but there have been waaaaaaaay more "ups". I am still going through the shrinkage stage with my gums; so I am relying pretty heavily on adhesive to keep them in (hopefully I will be able to get my first hard reline soon and this won't be so necessary). Most worries that I had in the beginning are now a thing of the past. I can eat & taste my favorite foods (from pizza to hamburgers to a well done steak), talk, sing, laugh, smile, kiss, etc, etc... Life it just back to normal...actually, life is a thousand times better because "I" feel better!!! Getting dentures is a tough, tough, TOUGH decision and I was scared when it came to even contemplating the idea. Now, 5 months in, I can honestly say that I am happier than I have been in years thanks to the positive impact of my new smile.
35 years old...full dentures...5 months inPosted: December 28, 2011 9:52 am
2. Reply to 35 years old...full dentures...5 months in by Pepper
Posted: February 14, 2012 8:22 am
I am 36 and just got my dentures on February 9th, 2012. I also had 25 teeth extracted. The First day was horrible I was so numb i couldnt feel the dentures, then after the numbness went away, i was in pain. The Next day the dentures felt fine. I was told after 48 hours take them out at night, so I did and then was so swollen I couldnt get them back in, and when i did, it hurt so much. I havent been able to eat anything, except broth and yogurt, have drank so much water. I feel like I am so hungry, I tried to eat chicken noodle soup and couldnt even chew the chicken it hurt so much. I have wanted dentures for almost 3 years, and finially had the money to do it. I know that there is healing time, but I never had any idea how much pain or healing time was really needed. Wasnt really given any information on how long the healing would be or that I wouldnt be able to eat solid food. I know once all is healed I will love them, but right now hate it.
I am going to the dentist to day my lower jaw on both sides is still very swollen, and my dentures hurt on top and the bottoms are making a hole in my cheek, so need an adjustment. Still have stitches in until Thursday.
Does anyone have any advise on what i can do to help ease the pain or what else I could eat that i do not have to chew?
1. Reply to 35 years old...full dentures...5 months in by life-is-what-you-make-it
Posted: January 15, 2012 6:35 pm
I am 65 and just got full dentures on the 12th of January about four days ago. I love the smile and they way they look. My upper I am not having any problem with but the bottoms I have so many sore spots. Will be going to the dentist tomorrow for some adjustments. I also had the implants done so the bottoms will snap in after they get the fit right. I have had a terrible headache today and just drinking Slim Fast and hot tea. I know there is an adjustment period and I am still in that early stage of adjusting. I will make it and I have a lot of support from my family and my friends.