I sure commiserate with your hubby! I had my top teeth pulled, and they put in what they call a "treatment deture" right away. The idea was, after all the swelling had resolved in my gums, then my permanent plate would be used. WELL! The treatment denture looked wonderful, just how I'd always wished my teeth would look! The permanent denture looked AWFUL! The teeth were so short, you couldnt tell I had my teeth in unless I smiled widely. Even the dr's receptionist asked me "why didnt your wear your teeth in?" After asking him to fix that, he stated "well you didnt normally show much teeth before". My response was "isnt that why I'm paying $4000, so I can show them!" He pulled the teeth down a little, which also brought them OUT some too, causing the teeth to rub on the inside of my lips severly. After he refused to do any more modifications to make them look like I expected, I gave up, sent the teeth back to him, and refused to pay off my balance. He's never come after the money, but I'm still sitting here wearing my "treatment" denture - SEVEN years later!
I'm tired of having to glue my teeth in everyday. But I cant seem to find a good dentist to make me another set. Probably because I'm gun-shy, but also because I have a very strong phobia regarding dentists. I still have 8 front bottom teeth, and yes, one of them has a cavity. Still, I cant motivate myself to go!I wish I knew how to overcome this, but at my age (46) I may be out of luck.
As for your hubby, hopefully he is more assertive than I was and will keep after this dentist until he makes the teeth how they should be for maximum cosmetic appearance, and functional to boot. Let us know!