Okay, about 10 months ago I went into dentist because 2 of my top teeth were loose. They were not bad, just loose. So, I went in, they did x-rays and then came the bad news. I have osteoperousis pretty bad in my face. The bone holding my teeth was deteariating. So dentist said that eventually all my top teeth will get loose and just fall out. He said, while I have good insurance that I should get a top denture plate. I lost it, I started crying and telling him, I am only 36 and my teeth aren't bad. But that didn't matter because the bone was gone.
So, I went home and thought about it for a few days, then decided I should get it done while I had insurance. so, I made the app. So, 10 months ago I got these dentures(top plate) They don't look bad and anyone that sees me and doesn't know they are dentures, thinks its my real teeth. I still cry from time to time. My husband always trys to come in the bathroom when I am cleaning them. I tell him I don't care how much he says he loves me, HE WILL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT THEM IN>
So its been 10 months and I still feel like I am wearing a stupid mouthpiece. Anyone with them, please tell me that someday I will not feel like I am wearing a mouthpiece. I also had to go into the dentist last week, because I was having such pain in my gums. Dentist said I have quite a few bone spurs and they will work there way out. Again, anyone had bone spurs? How long does it take to work them out?
Also my gums have shrank and dentist said I need to go have denture alined. I have to leave them for a day to get them alined. So nope, they won't be getting alined. I cannot mentally or physically drive away from office with no teeth on the top.
It really sucks because there was nothing wrong with my teeth and I always took care of them.
Please, no jokes because this really bothers me alot. I still cry to this day, almost a year later and I hate feeling like I am wearing a mouth guard.
Edited to add--if you read my big ol post then thanks.
Edited by Ramsey, 28 October 2008 - 10:48 AM.