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ruziska
12-08-2012, 04:27 PM
As you've seen from my Roseanne roseannadanna post, I need major dental work done. Well even after spending all that money, I still won't have a nice smile as my top front teeth are crooked. I have always hated my smile because of it. So... Here's where I need your opinions:

Dentures? Just on top which is where 80% of the work needs to be done and have a nice smile that I can be proud of or fixed but crooked teeth that might give me grief down the line due to normal wear and tear and who knows what else.

Please share!

Saysusie
12-10-2012, 12:55 PM
We really cannot tell you which would be the best option as your reasons for choosing one or the other would have to be totally personal and include such things as, finances, personal comfort, longevity of the procedures or the work, etc.
My husband was in the same turmoil and decided to get full implants. He is very happy with his decision, mainly because he has avoided having to do further intrusive procedures down the line.
Best of luck to you

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

steve.b
12-10-2012, 11:10 PM
i have tried to answer this several times.

your comfort and happinesss is very important.
if getting dentures improves your self image...... it is worth the investment.
if the cost is more important than the dentures...... maybe dont get them.

have you tried writting to the denture manufacturer, asking for a discount, (due to your medical situation)?

ruziska
12-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the input! I went back to the dentist yesterday for what basically ended up as a molar rebuild. The procedure took over 2 hours but I was in no condition to go back to work the rest of the day. The dental appliances cut up my mouth (according to the dentist, I have a "petite" mouth. Friends beg to differ....) so manipulating the tools was difficult. Add to that my jar normally doesn't open that far, plus the UV light to harden the filling, plus the numbness didn't wear off for almost 8 hours... it was not a good day. Anyhow, dentist says my teeth, although the need work, are in too good of shape to replace with dentures. As far as my less than pleasing smile is concerned, I could get braces and even that won't give me a perfect smile due to the location of some of my teeth. So at age 49, I've decided braces are NOT an option for me, I'll get the repairs done over the course of 2 years and I'm stuck with a crooked smile. Cross THAT off my bucket list.

magistramarla
12-17-2012, 03:34 PM
Rita,
I had an implant done in spring, 2009. By the fall, it had fallen out. We had recently moved, so I found a dentist. He told me that I should never have been considered a candidate for an implant, since I've had a history of AVN. He said that my jawbone is not strong enough to support an implant.
I think that the specialist who did the implant back in Texas was just greedy.
If you get one, I would say get a couple of opinions first.
Hugs,
Marla