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Posted: August 22, 2010 9:11 pm
Please send me the "miracle" info. I got upper & lower dentures in June (hate them). I had taken Fosamax for so many years that it caused osteonecrosis. Anyway, the oral surgeon did my extracts & my dentist did the dentures (BIG MISTAKE). I got the dentures & they just didn't fit right, so after complaining to the dentist, he agreed that my bite was screwed up & the dentures weren't made correctly, so he had the dental lab make a new upper for me at no charge to me. The "free" upper denture is worse than the first one. I put it in my mouth & immediately noticed it screwed up my lips & my whole mouth - you know how you look when you have just put a lemon in your mouth? Well, that was close to what I looked like. I cried for 2 days then went back to the dentist to have him look at it - of course, he didn't see anything wrong, so good thing I kept the other one & I just started using the old upper again. I plan on getting mini-implants for the lower & I will probably go to a prosthodontist & pretty much start all over. I haven't checked but I think prosthodontists are pretty expensive because their field is specialized. I really think the dental office tries to get by as cheaply as possible, using labs that are just like factories, nobody cares how the person who is going to end up with the dentures looks. I would have definitely paid more for better dentures but really wasn't given a choice.