Decided to go for a full set of immediate dentures today and I am totally petrified at the thought of it all, much less the cost. Any advice in dealing with this would really be appreciated. I love the thought of having a nice smile again and white teeth, but I am so afraid of the adjustment period and the pain that I can't seem to mentally prepare myself for this. Please help!
1. Reply to MickeyDee by mickeydee
Posted: June 12, 2010 8:04 pm
I'm young, and was 41 years old when I got my full set, so I healed fast My adjustment period was about a week. It took that long for me to get used to the dentures, learn how to talk properly, and for all pain to subside. It took about 6 months to learn how to whistle.
I've learned that using paste on the bottom and powder on the top seems to work best for me. I have learned what foods are still difficult to eat - for me, apples and certain deli style sandwiches.
The advise I can give you is don't let your fear stop you from doing this. The benefits outweigh any temporary discomfort you might have. My full set of dentures cost $1800, and my insurance paid 50%. Again, that was 5 years ago, and I live in Hawai'i where the costs are usually higher anyway.
Natural teeth are always better, but when your teeth fail due to disease or trauma, today's dentures are not a bad trade off.
My health has improved since I removed all of my broken teeth. My diet has improved, and my confidence has improved.