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      I am so very sorry to read your latest messages and to see how unhappy you are over your dentures. Of course, though it would be lovely to read only positive, cheerful success stories, everyone has different experiences and this site is all about being truthful and for every 100 or so success stories there are probably going to be one or two similar to yours. Statistically if every single person on this site posted a complete success story it would seem a bit fishy.
      I can completely understand that if you are in pain, and you obviously are with the sore spots where the denture is rubbing, everything else becomes heightened and even the smallest thing becomes a drama.
      As you know, I have been extremely lucky with absolutely no problems, except now, but that is 9 months+ down the line and I will have my new perms on 19th June. My problems now only because lower denture loose and fixative only keeps it in for about 3 hours at the most comfortably before I have to re-apply. So, though my pain is nothing like yours, I can understand to some extent.
      It does seem, and your dentist more or less confirmed this, that your first denture was not as good a fit as it could have been. But, however good the dentist is with his impressions, and the denture maker in making the denture from those impressions is, it is really guesswork because impressions are taken from your teeth as they were. As soon as they are extracted, things have changed. To begin with your mouth is swollen from the extractions and then the gum starts to shrink so really it is an absolute miracle if the denture continues to fit perfectly. I think where your denture maker went wrong was in not anticipating some of the shrinkage so the denture would fit well for a while after the initial swelling had gone and your gums started the natural shrinking process. Your dentist should have been more accommodating in filing down, the acrylic (pink) part of the denture, of relining etc to make the first denture more comfortable. So I think he is definitely at fault there. I am wondering though, although he started the process of creating another denture for you, perhaps he is thinking this was too early on because your mouth still has an awful lot of changing to do and at this early stage, a new denture would still not fit tightly in a few weeks and need alterations and reliners.
      I think what you really need to do is to make an appointment with him for a calm, face to fact talk and iron everything out and get an extensive written plan of exactly what he is going to do now for you and whether this second denture is still going to be classed as an immediate in replacement of the original and that he will still, when your gum has settled in a few more months, make the perfect permanent for you.
      I do hope things get sorted and though I know it is difficlt, you must try and think more positively and believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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      Thank you scardstiff....if he is stauling because he thinks it is too soon then he should be honest and tell me that you know.....but I don't think thats it.He was never supposed to make another denture and I think he is holding a grudge about that.Its really hard to say what his problem is.

      I was looking in the mirror this morning at the roof of mouth and there is a bump(about size of US quarter...thats big)but there are more sharp white things coming to the surface.It's tripping me out.Figures that MY mouth has all this wierd stuff going on.

      I might take your suggestion and try to halv a talk with him...all-though I have tried and it gets me no-where.I should have researched dentists better.
      I should have ..would have........could have.
      I read some reviews from him yesterday and they we're all bad.Boy do i feels stupied.

      I am hoping I get the new one soon at least that way I can have some sort of improvment and be done with this guy.
      I am trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel but today it is looking pretty dark still.
      Thank you so much for the support and comfort on this forum.
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      Hi Mary, maybe repost this picture in the Dentistry Questions section in your thread addressed to Zzz? They do look decidedly off to me . I'm just wondering if your dentist is reluctant to make another one because he doesn't have the skills to make it right . The bad reviews of him make me think that this might be the case. Making well-fitting dentures isn't an easy task and quite a few dentists don't make them because they're not very successful at it. Prosthodontists and, in some US states (and in the whole of Canada), licensed denturists specialise in this field (although there are also many general dentists who are good and experienced with dentures).
      If the problem is lack of skill, it may not be worth persevering with this dentist...
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      Thanks Letsconnect.
      I posted the pic in the other thread.
      I thought that too.maybe he doesen't know how to make dentures But he won't give me my money back.
      There is something really shady about this cat.
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      If someone more experienced than me could confirm that the denture really is very off, maybe you could write a letter to the dentist stating your complaints. You could ask for your money back (obviously not for the extractions, but the money for the actual denture) to get a new denture made, and threaten lodging a complaint with your state dental board and/or legal action?
      However, before you take this step, you should be pretty sure that the denture is unacceptable by professional standards, and I'm not an expert... it may well be that the next denture he makes is perfectly acceptable, for all I know. I'm just thinking out loud here about all the possiblities.
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      Mary,
      Every one has given you such good advice. I like SS's idea about having an appointment and trying to get a clear outline of what the dentist is willing to do to get you comfortable and how long this will take. Did you have an original treatment plan printed and given to you before you started treatment?
      It seems to me that your dentist knows that the first denture is not wearable as he has gone along with new impressions and a wax model. Why now is he not having the new denture made?
      As a patient, I think you have the right to an answer. Did he ever say that you would have to pay more for the new denture?
      I am sorry that you are having these problems especially since your recent trauma with your daughter.
      I like Scared Stiff have not had too many problems with my dentures; and when I did my dentist was great about working with me in a pretty timely manner.
      Hope you can get this resolved soon.

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      Thank You everyone.
      I am just so tired ....No matter what I say to this guy he isen't listening.
      I called this morning to see if I could come in and talk and he said(heres a suprise)"I am leaving the office for an emergency I won't be back till next week"

      So I posted a pic on the dentistry qestions and I am waiting to see what a dentist thinks....I will make a complaint if I have too.
      I just want to smile thats all.

      Thanks again everyone.I might post later to vent some more.
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      Mary
      PM your pic to Gordon, he will give you a non-public honest answer with no worries about professional niceties although I did find ZZZ's explanation about the ridge issue quite convincing but I know nothing about the subject and I don't like to think of your being taken advantage of.
      Cheers
      Brit

      PS This website really is non-commercial and our dentists do not kowtow to each other as you may have noticed.
      It's the 21st Century.......dentistry can and should be painless but we patients come unstuck because all dentists are not created equal

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      Thanks Brit..I have a stupied ???? how do u pm a pic///I couldent figure it out.
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      Hi Mary, you can't send attachments via PM - an alternative would be to simply give the link to the thread or post where you posted the picture, or else upload the picture onto a free image hosting site such as photobucket.com or imageshack.us
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