Re: Denture decision?
Hi - I am new to this board, I recently just 2 weeks ago had the remaining teeth extracted. I have been afraid of the dentist since a young child, 30 years ago, in those days they did awful things to children and my mother ignored my fears. I had other procedures done a bridge (upper left side) and a partial on the lower. In 8 years I never had a problem with the partial, only one adjustment. But in the past year my bridge fell out twice, the supporting teeth were too loose to support it. I have bone loss and my choices were to spend thousands of dollars on implants that do not always take or have the dentures. I made a hard decision to go with both upper and lower dentures. Because of my fear I opted to go to an oral surgeon and have the extractions done, the old "be asleep and no trauma" big mistake I was swollen and bruised for 2 weeks. I got immediate dentures, but have had to wait on the lower gum to heal. Have to go to the dentist next week for adjustment so I can wear them. I wanted to have immediate teeth and be able to eat and go back to work. I plan to have a new set done in January - since I paid cash for the immediate ones my insurance will pay for the new set next year. I can tell you that this has not been easy and if anyone tells you it is they are lieing to you. As with anything, you do in life, this is a decision you have to make and be comfortable with. I am glad that I will never have to deal with a horrible tooth ache and I will evenutally get used to the dentures. Just have been depressed over the obvious but it is getting better with each passing day. Lady93703