I am keeping you all up to date.It has been 1 month since my extractions and temps were put in...I am sooooo glad I did it!!! I still can not believe I had the balls to do it.But boy I love my smile now..
Things are healing nicely,atleast that is what the dentist says every time I see him.I thought the extraction holes would look better by this time,but they do look good compared to the first week.They did look gross.I can even touch my gums with my tonge now.
It is wierd at times I actually get the feeling that they are my real teeth.I some times feel like I have food in my teeth and after trying to remove it with my tonge, I realize I do not have my real teeth,and no food gets trapped in my dentures.
I do not look in mirrors at myself as much now,but I still can't help to take a quick peek at my smile every now and then.
Getting used to dentures is an ongoing adventure.I have tried to eat just about every thing up to this point(Not an apple yet)with much joy in the fact that I could.Chewing has even gotten alot easier for me now.I have not lost alot of taste when eatting as others say they did.Most of your taste buds are on your tonge not the roof of your mouth.But I do like eatting my chocolate with out my dentures in,some things you have to do naked.
My uppers are getting very loose.I have to use adhesive on them or they will slide right out...Looks like it is time for a reline,but I am affraid it will have a funny taste,so I am waiting as long as possible before I do that.I have also started to fixodent the back part of my lowwer partial it makes it easier to chew harder foods.I still can not figure out how to eat hard candy.My dentist says it helps to chew on hard candy of all things..Is that not what helped rot my teeth out to begin with?
I am always affraid I will lose my dentures when I laugh....Now I always make sure I use my tonge to hold them in when I do laugh.
If I had to pick the one thing that bothers me the most about these things is.....I can not bit my nails any more!!!!My husband loves my new nails as much as my new smile!!!Now if I could only get my boobs to grow back!!!!
I will keep on posting how I am doing.....
I hope you are all doing as well as I am!
Good luck on your "DENTURE ADVENTURE"