False Teeth (Dentures)

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  1. Pecker

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    Who has experience of these?

    How noticeable are they to the wearer?

    Have they improved recently?

    What are eating and drinking like?

    Etc.

    Steve W
     
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    Not a subject people like to talk about!

    Your question covers a wide area. Do you mean a full set of dentures (top and bottom)? Or do you mean a plate with maybe one false tooth on it?

    Joke: a bloke walks in to the dentist and says "The false teeth in my top set are fine but the ones in my bottom hurt like hell."

    :D
     
  3. Ned Senior

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    Hi Pecker... (Steve????) :)

    any chance you can get crowns fitted at all?
    they are more or less permanent BUT do pop out occasionally and have to be re - set in (sic glued in)

    a set of false gnashers are an expensive do... my old dad has been putting off renewing his for years and has had his for maybe 50 or so years!!!!
    Think he said it would be nearly £1000 for a new set!!!!!!! :eek:


    sometimes one breaks off but he superglues em back together
     
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    Once they're in, barely noticeable at all.

    Must have had mine 7 or 8 years now, so no idea if they've improved.

    Eating and drinking is fine, better than my own teeth, as most of the ones I had left were loose anyway, due to poor gums.

    Don't regret having my remaining teeth taken out and having a full set of dentures, cost me £700 all told.
     
  5. Pecker

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    I'm having a couple of teeth out in my upper-left side (towards the back) where there's a tooth missing already. This will leave me with a large-ish gap over there of three teeth. Then I'm having one out on my upper right, too.

    Thinking about it, this would effectively make it very difficult indeed to chew lots of foods, so something will need to be done.

    The gap will be too big to cement a tooth between two others, and I can't afford a permanent implant, so it's looking like dentures.

    So, I was wondering how that would impact on me.

    A lot of what I know about them (not a lot) is based on denture cleaning product adverts. :rolleyes: They all seem to imply that, apart from when using their product, you can never choose the steak from the menu. My guess was this played on denture wearers' fears and experiences.

    So, is steak difficult to eat? Other chewy foods? How is taste affected? Wine?

    Cheers.

    Steve W
     
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    Can you afford implants? My neighbour has had his four front top teeth done and they look great, perfectly natural.

    :)
     
  7. DrPhil

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    I have a plate with 3 teeth on it.

    The front centre tooth is ok, the one either side is missing and another one 2 down on the left.

    Never been an issue, can eat steak and anything else. Occasionally get trouble with chewing gum as it tends to stick to the plate. But never any other eating problems.

    Previous girlfriend (before the wife) was blissfully unaware throughout our (albeit only a month) relationship so kissing won't be an issue!

    I do look a bit odd at the gym when I pop the plate out and stick in my gumshield though!
     
  8. Pecker

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    I'm always happy to take advice on medical matters from a doctor.

    :thumbsup:

    This 'plate', it's one of the things I've wondered about. How big is it? What shape is it? How much of your mouth does it take up?

    I have memories from childhood of my grandad's false teeth, and from what I remember (probably wrong) they looked like the upper set had a 'plate' which would cover the entire upper mouth (everything on the roof of his mouth between the teeth), and I found it difficult to believe he could taste anything properly with it in.

    But then again, everything looks bigger than it really is when you're a child.

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    Not every day you post pictures of your falsies online but a picture is worth a lengthy descriptive post...

    First pic shows the size, second shows the shape. It fits flush to the roof of my mouth so it feels a bit odd at first having a smooth mouth. It goes just user half way from the teeth to the back of my mouth. Not uncomfortable or strange after the first day or so. Just remember to clench your teeth when sneezing... (yes I have sneezed them out).
     

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    Just realised they look a bit grey in the pic, it's the lighting honest!

    The little one to the side has been broken a few times, dropped in the sink etc. Superglue is wonderful stuff, although it tastes funny...
     
  11. Pecker

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    Cheers.

    Those photos look quite similar to what I remember.

    From what you're saying having that 'plate' on the roof of your mouth isn't as noticeable as you might think, at least after a few days, right?

    I remember starting to wear contact lenses, you could feel them all the time at first. But now, apart from being able to see, most of the time I can't even tell I'm wearing them.

    What about lower teeth?

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    Can't help on those, mine are all my own!

    The contacts comparison is spot on though.
     
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    No photos I'm afraid, but the plate on my top set does indeed cover the whole roof of my mouth, the first couple of days I did find it strange, I won't say uncomfortable bacause it wasn't just different. Like your experience with contacts, now I don't even notice I've got them in.

    The bottom set, just cover the area around the gums, so you've got the teeth on a small "gum" area which just goes over your own gums, again, once there in I can forget they're there.

    Don't have any taste issues and can eat pretty much anything I like, toffees and such being the only exception, as DrPhil said, things like that tend to get stuck to the plate :)
     

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