I am 27 years old. I work as a nurse. I have several teeth that are broken and decayed. All of my teeth are crooked and discolored. I am ashamed to smile at my patients and their families because of my teeth. I have dealt with some minor pain for a few years now. The pain is becoming worse. I recently had on of my molars extracted. I have been married for 2 years and have a 18 mth old baby girl. My husband has mentioned dentures to me several times in the recent past. I know I would feel better with them but I am nervous about the transition. My mother got upper dentures and a lower partial about a year ago. She had her teeth pulled and dentures in the same day. I think that is they only way I could do it. I guess I am more nervous about how my husband will repsond to me having dentures. Any one have a story they could share to ease my mind. The thought of being so young with dentures upsets me but reading several posts on this site I see that I am not alone in this situation. Thank You!
6. Reply to Want dentures-need reassuring by mel
Posted: March 12, 2011 10:37 pm
I can totally relate too. I am 36 and on day 12 with a full set of dentures. It is challenging but it you are determined you can do it. I never wanted my picture taken, always smiled with my mouth closed and everything I ate or drank caused pain. I love my dentures so far, as far as looks go and are not having any gag reflexes in a negative way about the upper teeth. I have went back and had two adjustments so far. I am dealing with the getting used to eating soft foods and having something in my mouth. Good luck on your decision. Only you can really decide what is going to make you happy. I have been married for almost 13 years and my husband was for it but since I have gotten them he is a little weirded out. He likes them but I think he just hasn't totally wrapped his head around it yet. Good luck on whatever you choose to do.
5. Reply to Want dentures-need reassuring by MommaLPN
Posted: February 3, 2011 11:24 pm
I don't have a story but from what you have said I don't see what you are waiting for. If your husband mentioned it and you are'nt pleased with how you look just do it. It's not that horrible and you will way improve the way you feel about yourself
4. Want dentures-need reassuring by MommaLPN
Posted: January 27, 2011 7:53 am
My husband is 34 and just got his uppers put in yesterday. He went thru chemo/radiation for his colon cancer and all that took a toll on his teeth. He was quite frustrated that, even though he is now cancer free, he has to deal with all these side effects of the cancer, such has losing teeth and getting dentures.
I, as his wife, have supported him the whole way. He only had 7 teeth for the last 6 months so losing them all for dentures wasn't a bit deal for him. I can't wait until March when he gets his lowers in. I know that his self confidence is going to sky rocket!
Dentures aren't just for older people, as many of us, including me, used to think. There are many young people out there with them. I think the technology with them keeps getting advanced.
Next year we hope to get a few implants to help anchor the dentures and then there won't have to be so much denture in there to hold them on. That will be nice.
Sorry for the ramblings. Just wanted to respond with my 2 cents. I came on this website to find some information for my husband.
3. Reply to Want dentures-need reassuring by mel
Posted: January 10, 2011 12:43 pm
You will probably look younger. I just hope you can find a dentist that does good work and that they are a great fit. I never take mine out around my boyfriend because I look like a 90 year old. But of course I'm 63 and not 30 like you. Good luck.
2. Reply to Want dentures-need reassuring by MommaLPN
Posted: January 7, 2011 6:44 pm
this sounds just like me!! I am almost 30 yrs old,and i need dentures.but i also need some reassuring.I have a 2 yr old son and I have been married for 5 yrs.I never smile and never get my picture taken because i am so ashamed of my teeth! I would love to have a pretty smile. But i am so afraid to get them.I always thought dentures were for older people.but know i no thats not the case.I just hope i will look the same and not older.can any one else relate.Thanks