Originally Posted by irishclover
Since I may end up having to get dentures I have a few questions. What is the price range for them? How long do you have to wait after having your teeth removed before wearing them? How long does it take to get use to wearing them? Do they stay pretty secure in the mouth? Do they make dentures without the roof area of the mouth (I have a bad gag reflex towards the back of the roof of my mouth)? Do they cause a change in the shape of your face compared to your normal teeth (I have very thin cheeks)? Are they noticeable that you have dentures in? How long do dentures usually last before you need a new pair?
The price range is different depending where you go.You can have an immediate denture made and placed as soon as you have the extractions,which is what I did.As far as getting used to them,I guess it's different for each person,I have had mine for 8 wks and I'm still not used to them,but I have never had one minutes trouble with them,and I'm hoping I will be used to them before long. I have no pain or anything,it's just I'm always aware of them.When you first get an imediate denture it is tight and as your gums heal,they will become loose in most cases and you have to get a soft reline.I have been lucky and have never needed a reline at all.I know by reading though,that most people do.yes,they do make dentures without the roof area in them.you have something called implant posts,which are inserted in the jawbone and a denture snaps on to these posts eliminating the need for the roof area.also there is something else I think,but I forget what it is lol.A denture shouldnt change the look of your face--mine didnt.They look just like my real teeth did and no one even knows I have them,unless I tell them.I hope I have helped in some small way--good luck to you in your dental adventure.