New to DenturesPosted: December 24, 2009 8:40 pm
15. Reply to New to Dentures by worldwide17156
Posted: April 26, 2010 10:31 am
Hi there! I am 27 years old and am having my surgury done tomarrow and I am SOO nervous about it. I had juveniel osteoperosis and it destroyed my teeth, right now i only have 6 lower (all in the front) and about 8 upper ones. The ones in the back on the lower and upper are all gone or impacted and not really useful for chewing. I have been chewing with my front teeth for about a year and by doing that completely destroyed my upper two front teeth. My smile right now is completely horrid so I suppose im super excited about getting a new smile I never had before.
I am a newly wed as well and a little worried that my husband will think less of me or think im less sexy due to the dentures and afraid that i wont want to take them out at night for fears he wll see me without them. I am very worried about talkig different too. I am so scared...You all have made me feel a little better. I am having all the top removed except two that are fine, and keeping all my lowers that I still have to anchor the bottom denture.
Had to laugh when I read the above posts becuase I havent been able to chew a steak in the longest time, or even eat ice cream in the last year becuase the cold was so horribly painful to my mouth. So my freezer too is stocked with a nice juicy steak and ice cream :D.
Anyone know what I should expect immediatly after the surgury? I went to walgreens today and bought a tube of fixodent and one of those little bath container thingies for the dentures is there anything else I should get before to make the transition easier? any input would be awesome.
14. Reply to Reply to New to Dentures by firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: April 17, 2010 2:47 pm
wow i just found this site and its been 3days since i had my top dentures put in. it is so strange, but you have to weght it out - i only had 8 teeth on top the 2 front teeth were caps i was 15 yrs old (i knock them out by falling face first on the street-trippin over my own feet - wearing filpflops) anyway the two next to them went bad (darken no enamel) - and craked and broke. the other 4 were ok - but my dentist suggested taking them all out and put a denture (im 51 yrs old) by the way. He said my bone was deteroriating. It took me 6months to finally let him do this. YES im happy cause i can SMILE again without covering up my mouth - and they fell pretty good - buttttt i cannot talk like i use to - by the way i talk for a living im a call center reservationist - i talked all day & work 40hrs a week. im not sore like somethings im reading and they stay in - im just affarid to eat to much so im just taking it easy - my dentist said to leave in 24\7 but to take out at least 3x aday to brush and rinse. Besides not talking to good the roof of my mouth were i guess u would call fake gum feels thick and weird - i dont think i will ever get use to it - that is were my tongue goes alot and cause me not to talk like i use to... question will i ever talk normal in the months or years to come???
12. Reply to New to Dentures by worldwide17156
Posted: April 13, 2010 5:54 pm
I am 73 y/o & have had dentures since age 25. Except for the first week or so I have worn my dentures 24/7. Except of course when cleaning them. I brush them real good while inside my mouth, take them out & brush them real good while outside my mouth. First set lasted for 23 years, & 2nd set from 1955 to now.
11. Reply to Reply to Reply to New to Dentures by Christine
Posted: March 28, 2010 1:45 pm
I just found this site and am proud to join you here. I have had my top denture for three days today. the second night my wife told me I had to take them out and rince my mouth and brush the denture. Oh my word, I pulled and pulled and could not get them out. The suction was so tight. It hurt after I tore it out. But the pain was nothing like when I had my broken teeth.
It hurts to take them out but you have to do it so that it will heal faster. You may get an infection from not cleaning your mouth. I have all the same problems as you all, talking funny, mouth feels swollen still, pain when bite down, but....my mouth tastes cleaner then prior. I am glad that I have done this.
I am only 34. My kids go to the dentist often and I force them to brush twice a day.