I just don't know what to do, and i found this forum after turning to the net for help.
I've worn a partial denture on my upper and lower jaw since i was 14 as i lost my front teeth to decay and dental phobia.
I had a metal partial denture made about 20 years ago for my upper jaw, and fitted perfectly, but as you can probably guess, its wornn down over time, and now no longer has any teeth left on the left hand side ( I'm down to the metal cradle there and the teeth on the right hand side are wearing down too ) as for my lower jaw, my denture has sunk as my gum line has receded and now my denture teeth sit far lower than the remaining natural teeth, as this is at the front it makes me look a bit like a bull dog ( A "friends" description ! of my teeth )
So earlier this year a local dentist advertised that it was taking on NHS patients, I managed to get a place, and waited the long months for my precious apointment, which resulted in last week, I recived my brand spanking new Partial dentures, But...But....They just Don't fit.
My upper denture would not stay in place at all and kept dropping down ( it did this at the fitting apointment too but the dentist said he would tighten it )when I was in the chair, so the dentist kept drilling bits of it away, and eventually just covered it in poly grip and put it in my mouth.
The bottom partial denture, wedged itself in okay, but it has a slight gap between one of my natural teeth and a slight overlap on the natural tooth the other side, and it makes me Whistle when i talk as well as being a huge food trap, it isn't even close to fitting my actual gum so eating with it is impossible.
I cannot wear them , my job involves talking to customers all day.
Bits of polygrip kept working loose from my upper plate from the gap where the dentist had drilled off the acrylic , and I am just so sad and disapointed.
I knew that an acrylic partial denture would not be the same as my metal denture but I just do not have the money for him to make me one privately,
I just hope perhaps someone can tell me if I have to acept that I've left it too late now for NHS dentures, or if there is anything I can do ( besides tons of adhesive, and learning to ignore the funny looks when I whistle my way through a conversation )
I'm wearing my old partials currently,
Thanks in advance to any one who reads all of this.