New to thisPosted: May 29, 2010 9:50 pm
New to this
Posted: May 29, 2010 9:50 pm
3. Reply to New to this by kittykat22401
Posted: June 25, 2010 12:10 pm
Hi Kat! I am 31 and just got full uppers and a partial lower today. I feel just like you. While I am grateful to have them, I am so depressed. I can't stand to leave them in longer than a few minutes because I gag on them. I took them out earlier just so I could eat something. Drinking something with them in hasn't even happened yet because of the gagging.
I knew it wasn't going to be easy. My dentist pulled my teeth in January 2010 and let them fully heal before making my dentures. So I have been almost 7 months with no teeth, except for the bottom ones that could be didn't have to be pulled. 2 months after the extraction, I had to go back in so they could surgically shave down some of the bone on my gums. It has been a very long process.
I am a School Bus Driver, so I have had to work 5 months with no teeth. It is very depressing. I only wish that I had found this site sooner.
2. Reply to New to this by kittykat22401
Posted: June 19, 2010 12:59 pm
I have been wearibg full dentures for close to 10 years. I am middle aged. My teeth fell out because of a rather rare neurological disorder. I also smoke. Until recently, I was biting on my cigarettes. Because of this, I now need implants, because my gums are shrinking. My dentist says that unless I get the implants; I will slowly lose my ability to eat. Because of financial problems, he is doing my mouth for free. I have NEVER gotten used to the dentures. I tend to eat only soft food. Although everyone has told me that the teeth look nice, I think I look awful.
Although I SHOULD be giving advice; I need it!
1. Reply to New to this by kittykat22401
Posted: May 31, 2010 3:14 pm