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29 and been told i need dentures top & bottom anyone with fixed dentures ??? HELP

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tooyoung29

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29 and been told i need dentures top & bottom anyone with fixed dentures ??? HELP

HI everyone

I am at an all time low right now been informed by my dentist that i have severe periodontal disease which has progressed also due to diabetes. I need to have all my teeth extracted and dentures fitted this really scares me im only young , im single and a happy go lucky female.

my worries

are the dentures noticeable
i work on phones my speech how long ill this be affected?
also intimacy this is another thing that worries me


I was wondering if anyone on here has had the fixed denture and if so the kind of costs i would be looking at for this.

any help would be greatly appreciated this is really getting me down and i feel very alone

Thanks in advance
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Re: 29 and been told i need dentures top & bottom anyone with fixed dentures ??? HELP

Hi
I would start with a second opinion. Did you get this opinion from a general practitioner or a specialist? I advise you to see a periodontist, this is the most suitable specialist for you. A periodontist might help you save teeth. In addition, the periodontist can help you with dental implants as well, so that's the specialist for you.:)

Full dentures might change the speech in the beginning, but eventually it should work out well.
Regarding the esthetics: full dentures need to be esthetic as well, your smile should look natural and beautiful.
 
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Re: 29 and been told i need dentures top & bottom anyone with fixed dentures ??? HELP

Thanks so much for your reply , 1 have now had 2 opinions. my teeth have been very neglected. although if you saw a picture of me no1 would see there is a problem but i do i just did not think it was so serious.

dentist told me so long as there is a single tooth in my mouth disease will remain , which means i could spend just under 500 on treatment to keep my teeth for to lose em all in a few years anyway or i could go the denture route.. i would not mind this as a temp measure to then at some point get the screw in denture but unsure of the costs of this in the UK

Thanks again x
 
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Re: 29 and been told i need dentures top & bottom anyone with fixed dentures ??? HELP

Thanks so much for your reply , 1 have now had 2 opinions. my teeth have been very neglected. although if you saw a picture of me no1 would see there is a problem but i do i just did not think it was so serious.

dentist told me so long as there is a single tooth in my mouth disease will remain , which means i could spend just under 500 on treatment to keep my teeth for to lose em all in a few years anyway or i could go the denture route.. i would not mind this as a temp measure to then at some point get the screw in denture but unsure of the costs of this in the UK

Thanks again x
You are far too young at 29 to just take the word of an NHS dentist on this. What is covered by NHS is very basic and clearly addressing periodontal disease and halting the process is far from your dentist's thoughts. You would have to make a commitment to home care (daily brushing and flossing) but as Daniel said a private periodontist can likely save your teeth and/or do an implant supported denture (which is a much better option for anyone in this situation).

This is an issue where you will have to be prepared to borrow money maybe to fund the best care available but many people would think this were a small price to pay for a better result. Dentures are no fun so the older you get them the better. Uppers are easier to tolerate than lowers according to info on here.

A periodontist would either confirm your dentist's diagnosis and suggest implants or implant supported denture or if they are savable, he would numb you up and do a 'very deep clean' to restore gum health and take it from there.

If you do just go dentures, the NHS one is not the best you could get. You are young you deserve better. I really would look at implant-supported in your shoes if a denture is indeed inevitable.

At 29 a few years of keeping teeth is worth it. It would likely be much longer than that, some of it is down to you.

Ideally you do the implant-supported option NOW as the bone dissolves as soon as the teeth are removed. Another reason why it is better to keep what you have as long as possible.
 
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