Adventure in Dentures

My Personal Recommedation
Are you scared to get dentures?? Are you too young? Afraid folks will notice?
Well put your fear on pause for a sec and listen to my story!

Everyday I literally get dozens and dozens of emails from people just like you suffering from serious pain and despairing about what to do. Money is just too tight and somehow our teeth sadly become a "luxury." After being in the same boat, I managed to climb out. It was wasn't the way I wanted to deal with my teeth, but I did it and believe me when I say I wish I had done it years ago!

If you're anything like me, dentures is a LAST resort. But I had no other options. My teeth were simply falling out of my head.  After the exam it was determined that they had to go. They had become so brittle over the years that if I had chosen to get root canals, crowns, bonding, etc... they would only fall apart again within the next 5 to 10 years. I finally broke down and decided that it was the best course to take. I felt like I was on my way to pick out my coffin.

My dentist was very kind and extremely sympathetic. He could see by the tears in my eyes, that this was not what I wanted. There just were no other options. He did inform me that after about 6 months or so after I was healed, AND if I could afford it, that I still had a lot of bone and he could place implants for me IF that's what I really wanted. Then he patted me on the head and tried to convince me I wasn't going to want implants after this. Even if I wanted implants instead of dentures, my teeth would STILL have to come out and I would STILL have the healing time before they could be placed. So I decided I would go for it and maybe a miracle would happen and I could wear the dentures while I was healing and then get my really cool implants! Implants by the way are extremely expensive. Probably about $20k for my mouth. Although you can get a few placed to hold your denture in permanently. That was the BAD news.

Now for the Good news!
Today's dentures are NOT your grandmother's dentures!!! After a few weeks of healing I was overjoyed at the results. I could smile, eat, laugh, kiss, scream, whistle, eat steak and do anything I wanted to do and I looked and felt like ME! The best part is that noone other than my closest relatives know about them. I have thoroughly decided that I don't need implants. I felt so foolish and RELIEVED. If I was photogenic I would post pictures for you (but no, sorry I really don't want anyone I know to know that I have them! lol). I still go back every once in a while and get them re-lined.

IT IS TOTALLY WORTH IT.
Please don't suffer anymore.. find help from the directory or take your next tax refund if you have to and do this! Your face will swell for a few days and you won't look anything like yourself and them one morning you'll wake up, look in the mirror and end up doing cartwheels the rest of the day. I now feel like they are my own teeth and I don't even notice them.

So now that I hopefully have convinced you, let me give you some more advice... DON'T put it off. You need to go have an exam and get the impressions done before you lose any more teeth. It's important so that you actually get your own mouth back! If you can afford nothing more than that, at least get your mouth "photocopied."

If you have any questions about my ordeal or just need advice, please feel free to ask! Email me at kim@getfreedental.com!

 

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DATE: 7/7/2017 1:05:35 PM ... SCREEN NAME: lattgen
please emeil me with info about free dentures and hearing aids. my email is lattgen@gmail.com
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DATE: 7/7/2017 1:02:51 PM ... SCREEN NAME: lattgen
wiw i need help with denures and hearing aids. please help
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DATE: 3/3/2017 5:11:31 PM ... SCREEN NAME: albill
I need the partial teeth I have left extracted. Then I need dentures. Can you help me?
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DATE: 6/28/2013 12:24:27 PM ... SCREEN NAME: radiantlight
My husband fractured his hip in January of this year, and while under the influence of heavy duty painkillers at the hospital, he decided he needed to tidy up his dinner table next to his hospital, and his teeth went into the trash. Sadly the nurse rushed to retrieve them but the garbage truck had already left. It's so hard for him to eat, and so hard for him to bear being treated like an old man just because they way he looks. Any help out here in Texas? I've tried Baylor College of Dentistry, but they don't do dentures.
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DATE: 6/24/2013 5:50:44 PM ... SCREEN NAME: mary1lmh@yahoo.com
I only have about 6 teeth left and I live on social security. These 6 teeth are broken and damaged. My daughter gets married in July and I need dentures before the wedding. Who can help, cost, and location
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DATE: 11/23/2012 6:03:37 PM ... SCREEN NAME: MsSmiley143
Hi I'm a 29 year old woman. All my life I always wanted to fix my teeth, they were always crooked, I finally get braces and they were getting straight so fast. Now here it is 5 months later and this horrible incident that I am about to tell you about ruined all the hard work. On thanksgiving I decided to have some company over and cook a nice big dinner for them. Everything was going fine until two of the individuals who were at my house began to argue with one another.Before I knew it they began to physically fight one another. I did not appreciate them fighting in my house so I tried to break up the fight by grabbing one of them, with intentions of breaking them apart. When I did that we fell back on the ground,and with the impact the back of her head smashed into my mouth, causing my teeth to get knocked out. I have braces so my teeth were already in a fragile state and I sacrificed the money that I put towards paying for them out of my own pocket. I am a low income woman with no dental coverage. Now my braces are ruined,two of my teeth are temporarily glued in my mouth,and one is broken off. The emergency room said that if I don't go see a dentist and get this fixed as soon as possible the tooth that was knocked out will fall back out. I don't have the financial means to pay for the treatment. I am still traumatized and would really appreciate the assistance. It would be a blessing to have my teeth fixed and to have my smile back. As a young woman I don't wanted to have to go through life with teeth missing in the front of my mouth. I ask in good faith for help . I don't know what to do. I am in so much pain and so embarrassed.
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DATE: 10/3/2012 6:49:41 PM ... SCREEN NAME: jvarghese78
Sorry, can be emailed at vargheserock@aol.com.
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DATE: 10/3/2012 6:47:08 PM ... SCREEN NAME: Jvarghese78
Hi I am a 34yr old single mother of 4, 2x cancer survivor. But with all the radiation I have gone through and just being so sick over the yrs, I have only my front teeth left, I can barely eat things and look so ugly now. I have deep lines on my face from my cheeks sinking in, very broke and only have medicaid, depressed everyday now, can you please tell me is there help out there?
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DATE: 9/14/2012 9:32:16 AM ... SCREEN NAME: Hookieluv
Im a 54 year ok women , that is on disability , my teeth broken hurt and need pulled and I beef dentures I too won't smile and also very ashamed of my teeth, I haven't been able to chew my foods a d find myself eat things like yogurt . Slider foods , please help me ? Johnsonteri@live.com. Teri Johnson. 786 bridgeford apt . D gridley , ca. 95948

Please I'm on a very fixed income , and need help please,
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DATE: 4/23/2012 10:01:45 AM ... SCREEN NAME: Javier
I don't have a dental inncarsue too. It's very expensive but we have no choice but to take good care of our teeth. WE really have to spend some bucks. When I was still a student. I always make sure that I go to my dentist for regular clean-ups and fillings, if needed. What my dentist used to do is to make me pay for her services on a staggered basis since I am still a student. Not too many dentist would understand that most Pinoys can't afford the dental fees especially if it's only a one time payment. My dentist understood my situation being just a student. I didn't bother to ask my parents about the dental fees because that's definitely not their priority. I make sure that I get to save up enough dime from my daily allowance to be able to pay my dentist. Sorry for the litany, LOL!Thanks Jess for the frequent visits and comments at my blogs. I sincerely appreciate it. See you around!
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DATE: 3/27/2012 12:35:08 PM ... SCREEN NAME:
Hi! I know how everybody feels about teeth falling out and breaking.I am a 37yr.old woman who is having the same problem.I have been suffering the same thing for about 6-7yrs.now.I have teeth broken at the gum line,half broken teeth,holes in others,have missing teeth.I can't eat foods like other people.No steak,not even a simple hamburger.Food has to be soft in order for me to eat.I hate smiling unless my hand is over my mouth.I hate leaving my residence due to my mouth.I am embarassed to be around people in fear they will make fun of me.I do have insurance through my state but they have taken so much away from us.They took away all dental except the basic..check-ups and cleaning.They no longer cover dentures and glasses.I have tried saving money but my fiance is on SSI and that is a very fixed income and was quoted the last time I went to Dentist that It would cost me just for the anastesia $6,000.00.So that wasn't an option for me.I have asked friends and family for help but with our economy that was a no go.I have looked online for help and keep hitting dead end after dead end.I just want this pain I have all the time to just go away.I want to be able to eat and smile and laugh again without shame and embarassment.I would like to have good teeth in my mouth when I get married and smile on my day without having to cover my mouth.I would like to be seen in my pictures with a huge smile on my face.I told my fiance of 4yrs.now I can't walk down the isle until my yuck mouth is fixed.I want my children to not be embarassed by me anymore.I am so sad and don't know what to do anymore.
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DATE: 2/3/2012 7:47:08 PM ... SCREEN NAME: donnam1
I am a 63 year old woman on disability. I had 2 strokes and I'm a
a diabetic. I haven't been to a dentist in 20 years. I only have 17 teeth
in my mouth . I can't afford the dentist or dentures I need help please.
anything you can use to help me would be greatly appreciated.
I would like to chew food for once and enjoy it. thank you so much
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DATE: 1/5/2012 9:35:18 PM ... SCREEN NAME: catch22
I have no job, no insurance, no money, and there aren't any free/cheap clinics within 100 miles of me. I have had many teeth removed before and only have 20 left. I was very sick as a child and the medicine saved me but ruined my teeth. Now they fall apart even when I'm not eating, they are infected, broken, rotting, and they hurt! I can't get a job because of them. What are people like me and the other poster supposed to do? I would get dentures in a heartbeat if I could.
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DATE: 1/4/2012 2:38:26 PM ... SCREEN NAME: teethpoisoningme
I been out of work for a year so no tax refund no insurance of any kind mouth is sore can only eat soft foods or shakes. I lost weight don`t smile a lot anymore my mouth is making me sick literally what,where,who. Do I go to desparate and in pain
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DATE: 12/13/2011 9:42:16 PM ... SCREEN NAME: charlie13
I have been losing my teeth like crazy over the last 7 or 8 years and it's the most depressing thing. I work with women in the skin care industry that want me to make them beautiful. I can't even smile or eat food anymore and I feel dentures will make me look not like myself. I'm so thin right now because I don't have any back teeth to chew on. I try to chew with my front teeth, but now a filling I just got last year fell out a week ago. If I lose a front tooth, I will just feel even worse than I do now. I have no credit anymore, owe Western Dental money and my small business of 22 years is barely making it. What do people on little income do when they can't even eat anymore? I'm on Medi-cal right now. They use to have Dental help but the recession took all help away from low income people. I still have my son who is 20 and trying very hard to get his AA at a Junior College with me. He has looked for a job to help us, but there isn't anything out there. If someone knows anyway I can get some teeth to chew on or even get my front tooth fixed please contact me. All of the teeth that have fallen out are still just broken stumps in my mouth and I'm in constant pain. This filling that fell out of my front tooth last week is really painful. It feels like I have a nerve going straight to my head. Where do you get your teeth photocopied? Do they make the dentures look somewhat like your own teeth?
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