- Apr 21, 2017
I'm new to the forum and found this page on a Google search. In 4 days I will be having 24 teeth extracted and will have a partial immediate denture. I'm keeping 2 teeth on the top plate and 2 teeth on the bottom plate to give my new partials something to anchor to. I've had bad teeth for years and have been in and out of the dentist office for fillings, abseses, root canals, ect. My dentist finally told me it was a waste of my money to keep trying to fix failing teeth called it likely bad genetics and recommended dentures. Almost all of my teeth have had some kind of work on them and I've been afraid of the dentist most of my life. I don't turn 30 until the end of the year and was shocked when my dentist recommended dentures "those are for old people" is what I thought, this has to be a nightmare. I've been doing research and going through the process for about a year now and as the surgery date gets closer I freak out a little more about it every day. Will it be as bad as I'm thinking it will be? I'm most concerned about having to change my diet or people finding out I have dentures/seeing me without them in. Thanks for any and all input/advice.