Just got back from the dentist. Apparently my hardware (implant dent pegs) will not be placed for a few months. I was given my teeth to will wear until the swelling and changes are done. Really very beautiful even thou they are temporary. The thought of more pain in face was a little frightning. So *pew* no more major mouth stuff for a few months until swelling and jaw changes are done. But have to go in once a week for them to care for sores and sockets. And speaking of sockets, they took everything out, in one procedure, instead of two. So very cool wont ever have to experience that ever again. The pain aspect isnt too bad, thou cerrtianly unique type of pain.
I am having a hard time re learning to speak and eat, but making progress. I only need to use tthe note pad occasionally today.
Looks like I am all set for my spine procedure this friday. So far so good
Oh, umm PA ~ Need bars on bottom as that is a hard area to "set"? I dont ask too many questions, but apparently the lower jaw is a bit tricky when comes to implant retained "full sets". the rest of my "implant process" will happen in "stages" over the next 3 to 4 months.
Thank you all so much! Makes my heart smile so much when I read your replies!
I go to the dentist today to have sore and stuff looked at. When I heal is whhen the next phase beings. So lets keep our fingers crossed that I heal quickly! So far thou my mouth make "sockets" the first day, and over half of my mouth is returning to the "light pink" color. Could be good news, will find out more this afternoon.
On a side note. I took out my "temp teeth" for first time. I wasnt prepared for that atall. I mean yes, of course it hurt.. But. How do I explain? The look, the feel the everything was almost too much. I nearly fainted and became very sick to my stomach. You know, mentally. I wasnt prepared for that atall. I got frightened and began to cry, i remember my husband rushing in and holding me til i was done crying. Then I went to sleep. I wasnt expecting that atall. Now though! It is okay. Ive taken them off and cleaned my suters without any "scary feelings". I knew it was going to be a long hard process, but my goodness this is alot harder than I imagined.
Okay, holy cow what a visit!
I am healing fast. They are pleased. Yes, PA, they said exact same thing you did, literally. When I asked how long before we could place my pegs.... I was given a look of confusion. and told "No you are done now." I became instantly frightened. When we went to the front, the ladies at reception seemed to think I was indeed getting peggs, but only getting peggs on the bottom? This worries me a great deal. I have already paid a grotesque amount of money. I spent months saving every penny we had and paid well in advance of any work being done. We had decided to go with a "Mimi implant system" as it was a cheaper option, but also, would help to keep my jaw "Healthy". More so than "regular dentures". So I am very confused. I see the oral surgeon on monday to have the black strings removed. I will enquire more then, but honestly I am a little freaked out because....
1. I was sure we had gone over every detail and I was to get "mimi implant system by astra tech"
2. I couldnt pull more money if my life depended on it.
Not that I dont think my teeth and everything are georgous (I did get to see the final ones weeks ago), it is just that I was under the impression that a few pegs would be placed on top and on bottom to secure the teeth and promote bone / jaw stregenth. Very worried and confused, thou the recpetionist seemed just as confused. AARRGGHH! So, hopefully will get the answers I need on monday. Im pretty concerned. Okay very concerned. I know recpetion has mixed things up a few times now. I PRAY that is the case again. Be honest guys im pretty frightened, I need this done right the firstt ime. God knows I've paid dearly.
!! touch of good news!! the pink gums were a good indicator and my permanant bottom ones go in in 3 weeks, Sept 21st. On monday though of next week I will tlak to surgeon about whats really goin on with the top half. My reg dentist's reception just told me 6months till placement, but the oral surgeon told me a few weeks ago that it would only be 4months for the top. Because of the type "mini implant"? And then went over the pros and cons of going with the mini implant system. vs reg dentures. Goodness I am so worried.
I can have soda pop finally... thou it tastes very differant and kinda gross. In fact I dont have a desire to drink it atall now. Who knew?? Also, I was told to take my temporary out before my procedure on spine tomorrow? Because I am put under anesthesia??? I dont really understand that. And Gosh, I really didnt want anyone to see me with my winston churchill face
Gosh I sure do wish things would settle down already. Sorry my vent is so long and ... scattered. Didnt mean to ramble so much! My mind is fogged a bit with the medicines