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Dentures

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well, Monday is the big day. I am joining many who wear dentures and I am very nervous about the whole thing. I hate anything that feels weird in my mouth and I gag. Any helpful hints would be appreciated. Still on the bike, 35 minutes five days a week.
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  • LIVINTODAY
    Due to a health issue when I was a teenager my upper teeth were removed when I was only 23. I have worn an upper denture for over 41 years! If you have a good dentist, the pain of the extractions should pass fairly quickly. I am able to eat anything I want and have never had ill fitting dentures or dentures that caused pain once I adjusted to having them in my mouth. Last summer I replaced my denture for the fourth time so they have each lasted about 10 years. I hope your experience is also good.

    Since I was so young, the first glance at my toothless self in the mirror was shocking and I simply have not looked in the mirror without them in place since then. I have even slept with them in my mouth for 41 years although the dentists always tell me not to. It has not caused me any problems and I think it may have even kept them fitting well. My husband never saw me without my teeth in place until after we had been married over 30 years and I had to have surgery. I gave him the container and told him to put them in my mouth the instant I came to. Poor man, he would love me with or without teeth but he knows how important it was to me.

    I do think that getting the denture at such an early age did affect my self-image and maybe my weight also. Don't let it get to you!! It is just another step toward being healthy!!

    I'm glad we're friends; sorry I've been so lax. I just now read your blog.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! emoticon
    3429 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/24/2011 7:14:49 AM
  • CHOCSUNDAE
    I'm worried about the same thing. My big date is coming up in November. I'll be getting a full upper denture. You must let me know how it went for you.
    3489 days ago
  • LINDRAY
    Thank you to all my Spark Friends. You are a blessing in my life. I tend to worry a lot over little things.
    3499 days ago
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    No I never had any trouble speaking with my dentures. You shouldn't either. emoticon
    3499 days ago
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    No need to be nervous. Took me only 2 days to get use to mine. I had to leave mine in 24 hours before I could take them out. Don't worry you will be fine emoticon
    3499 days ago
  • PMFISH
    Write your questions down - I know if I don't I forget half of them or get side tracked. Just think you will have the beautiful white pearlies! Am sure you will be fine.

    Pat
    3501 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
    The doctor's office should explain all that you need to know .... go in with a bunch of questions if you have any doubts .... don't worry, they will be just fine ... Roc
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    3502 days ago
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