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Does anyone have dentures?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive March 2007: Does anyone have dentures?
By Marg on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 08:11 pm:

My upper teeth are as follows.

I have 8 left. 3 with no fillings. 3 with fillings. 2 are more than halfway broken off:(

During high school I went to a dentist who was out for just the $$$. Sorry it is the truth. He would take my old fillings out drill and put larger fillings in. Therefore, my dentist states "when these fillings fall out the tooth will cave because there is nothing left of the tooth except the out shell.

I have two teeth that are embedded. I am in serious pain. I have been grinding my teeth for years (not even the guards help because just like someone chewing their nails, I grind my teeth 24/7 without even knowing I'm doing in).

I have set up the appointment to finally have these upper teeth pulled.

We do not have dental insurance. Dh really wanted me to get implants and partials but we do not have that kind of money and after a long discussion we are in agreement about doing this.

I'm scared to death because mostly I have not had any good experiences with dentists even the pulling of wisdom teeth was a nightmare.

Anyone have this done? Is it a long procedure? I read where some dentists can have the dentures done the same day you get them pulled.

I'm anxious to have pretty teeth. Mine were always a yellow tint due to a cough medicine I was given as a young child.

I will be able to chew and smile normally, but I'm still scared.

Any advice or information would be helpful.


By Mrsheidi on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 09:58 pm:

Quick note, but be mindful of dentures on the bottom. They are VERY hard to fit and stay put. (My mom has dentures.) I had the same kind of dentist in Washington State. He (I swear) opened them up more and now one of them needs to be fixed. Grrr...

By Kittycat_26 on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 10:19 am:


I don't know who you are going to but there is a really good dentist that does dentures in Waynesboro. He did my dad's and dad did great with them. He has both upper and lower and had them all pulled at the same time. His problem was that his teeth were not taken care of as a child. I think he had to wait like two weeks before he could get the dentures though after pulling the teeth.

Good luck!

By Anonymous on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 10:23 am:

My FIL got dentures a couple of years ago. He got them the same day he had his teeth pulled. They put them in right after. He was in pain for a few days, but survived it. Of course he did have all of his top and bottom teeth pulled at the same time.

I'm interested in getting partials. I'm still young, but I can't afford implants. I think I would need just the upper plate with 5 teeth on it. I haven't looked into pricing or anything. The last time I went to the dentist he said that he wouldn't do it, because I was too young for it. But, my mom had full dentures at age 20. "bad teeth" are hereditary on my side of the family.

By Crystal915 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 01:01 am:

I'm in the same boat as Anon, I am in need of at least partials until I can afford implants, thanks to a bunch of factors that have destroyed my teeth. I go Friday to discuss my options, because at 24 I'm not ready to take the full plunge. Good luck!!

By Marg on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 03:16 am:

Good luck Crystal.

I'm 40 and dh has heard nightmare stories about dentures so young. But I'm in too much pain and I'm tired of them being so brittle and breaking off.

Hey Amanda, is this dentist in Wayne Heights?

My mom had a partial and it bothered her but looking back it could be due to other medical problems she had.

Good luck ladies, I'm not as brave as I thought. But I'd love to have this all done by May.

By Kittycat_26 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 07:02 am:

The guy my dad used and we had for a regular dentist is in Waynesboro on Potomac Street. It's Dr. Kimberlin. (I hope there's nothing wrong with putting his name in here.)

We used him for years and years as a general dentist. Then when I was about 25 he left the practice he had built to a partner and opened up a new practice dealing mainly with dentures.

Mom and dad used his partner for a little while because there was a time where a no compete clause came into effect. However, mom nor dad were very happy with the partner. I saw him once and he didn't light any bulbs for me either.

By Tonya on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 09:13 am:

Going through all of this with my grandpa last year I can tell you that after you get your teeth all pulled out you are suppose to wait at least 2 weeks for all of the swelling to go down and the sores in your mouth to heal up before the do the molds for your dentures. If they get them to you the same or next day you mouth will still be swollen from the teeth being pulled and the dentures will never fit correctly.

Talk to more than 1 Dr before having this done to see how they handle this type of thing. Good luck.

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