Hello all. I am a 36 year old woman who has had to have all of my upper teeth removed and I now have a upper denture. I feel scared and alone. I know I now have the smile that I've been wanting for years but at what cost? I can never have my permanent teeth back and I am really dealing with the loss of my teeth. I have my denture. It does not feel right in my mouth. I am angry that I didn't take better care of my permanent teeth and that this is the consequence. I thought that my self-esteem would go up after I got my denture but it hasn't. If anything, it has gotten worse. Does anyone feel remotely the same as me??
You're not alone. I'm a 29 year old with full dentures. My dentist has been awesome, I saw him every day for the first week I had them in. He makes adjustments whenever I ask and listens to me when I ask him about sore spots. Go see your dentist if your dentures fit poorly, they can be fixed.
Hello, I am 29 and i have a whole mouth full of rotten teeth.My dad just walked in the door from having his remaining 7 teeth pulled and upper dentures installed today.I am so embarrassed about my teeth i try not to ever smile and when i do i hold my hand over my mouth.I must have inherited my teeth from my fathers side of the family. My problem is i couldn't afford to fix my teeth that where bad so i just had them pulled.Now i have a bunch of bad lower teeth and if i have them pulled i will have none. I guess i will have to start saving to have a denture made.
You could check with your local dental school/dental college to see if they can do something for you. Dentures are really expensive, I paid $1400 a plate for mine . You might also consider checking with a local dentist. Local dentists are normally more concerned for the patient and tend to work with people rather than push them away. There are lots of financing options, Care Credit, Chase Health, even your local bank/credit union.
Hi, I know exactly how you feel. I recently ( last month) had all upper & lower teeth removed due to poor care. For me the upper plate is the only one I am comfortable with. The lower unfortunately is very loose and I havent been wearing it. It take a long time to get used to having this new "object" in your mouth but, the more I wear it the better it seems to feel. It's a long process but you will get thru it I promise.
Make an appointment with your dentist and have them check the denture to make sure it's fitting properly. Sometimes just a few minor adjustments will make all the difference in the world about how it feels in your mouth.
I will be more than happy to answer any other questions you might have.
Totally sympathise, though early days for me! 4 top front teeth extracted and denture fitted yesterday. Done nothing but gag! Look good, but total nightmare to wear. Wish you luck. p.s mine are n.h.s (english).