Shock from new dentures with depression anxiety

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alisonsnyder81
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   Posted 1/5/2014 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I suffer from depression and anxiety and have been diagnosed with personality disorder. My teeth were horrible from having stomach issues that causes me to vomit and grinding teeth at night. I had my all my upper teeth pulled and dentures placed in. They look good I guess and fit well, but I am in shock and can't believe my teeth are gone. I feel ashamed and that everyone will know.. I am not adjusting very well. Any suggestions on how I can become more comfortable with this big change

Angelic_Victory
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   Posted 1/5/2014 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to the boards. I have had to have a bunch of my teeth removed (no enamel and throwing up all nine months of both pregnancies). I have a partial and it fits well.

In some ways its a relief because my teeth don't look like a meth addicts. I can smile without feeling horribly self conscious. It does feel like I have failed at something at times. When I feel that way, I go smile in a mirror! They may not be my natural teeth, but they look soooo much better! Cherish the smile and forget the baggage. :)
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   Posted 1/6/2014 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Believe me after awhile they become part of you and you don't even notice them. I had my uppers removed in my 30's and my bottoms out a couple of years ago. Just think no more toothaches...

You will get use to them.

Hugs, Karen...
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SFGamerBabe
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   Posted 1/6/2014 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Im sorry that you are having a hard time adjusting. I am in the process of getting all my teeth pulled to get false ones. Karen is right the no more teeth pain is a big plus for anyone who has it and A/V has the smiling part.

I hate smiling because the teeth I do have are nasty. Im 28 and can't wait to show off my fake ones.

Like anything else new you have to get used to them. It wont take long I'm sure.
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alisonsnyder81
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   Posted 1/6/2014 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for all of your support!! Every word is so appreciated and brightened my day!! :-)

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   Posted 1/6/2014 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad it helped! Go show off that new smile and don't worry about it! :)
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   Posted 1/7/2014 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Alison that is awesome. You will get used to your new dentures in no time. If they hurt, make sure to go back and get them fixed. I went back a few times with one set. Then I took an emery board to them once to get a spot down that was hurting me. It can be done... Just don't stop until they are comfortable...

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Gizzy'n me
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   Posted 1/7/2014 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello ......
 
   Believe it or not ..... by far ..... the worst part is over!!!!
 
   It is very common for dentures to need adjustments when first made. It is relatively common that they may need minor adjustments every few years or less often - due to the shrinkage of the remaining gums.
   BUT .......... all those terrible toothaches of the past are gone. If you've ever had a partial and the resulting building up of teeth tohold thepartial inplace ..... no more drilling, grinding, pounding, pulling or contact cement ever again!@!!!!
   Doesn't that sound cool?
 
   In the meantime, it takes a little time to get used to them - and don't hesitate to go back for one or more adjustments. No pain there - just some time spent.
 
Happy smiling.
 
Rob & Gizmo
 
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