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tazey

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Didn’t Gordon say that some implants are like dentures supported by implants? Maybe that is what they gave you? I don’t understand all of how that works but I don’t get the plastic on the roof of the mouth either.
Are there more implants on the sides that are not covered by the teeth?
Some might be but I've said all along that's not what I wanted,I'm not sure I get the last part I think so not sure,I'm not sure if hes calling these the finals if so that's shocking all i know is I'm seriously done with that place (they've wasted 7yrs of my life). Obviously I now somehow have to get down there monday so they can be taken out (so that I can eat/drink again) even tho I'm supposed to have doctors that day,then after that I guess it's straight back to square one again. 🙄
 
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Some might be but I've said all along that's not what I wanted,I'm not sure I get the last part I think so not sure,I'm not sure if hes calling these the finals if so that's shocking all i know is I'm seriously done with that place (they've wasted 7yrs of my life). Obviously I now somehow have to get down there monday so they can be taken out (so that I can eat/drink again) even tho I'm supposed to have doctors that day,then after that I guess it's straight back to square one again. 🙄
What I meant about implants on the sides was wondering if there were some that were not fitted yet. As in maybe they were going in later?

Maybe these are not your final implant crowns?
 
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Perhaps these are not the final teeth, but you have been fitted with these to get you used to something in your mouth. The acrylic across the roof of the mouth may be to keep the strength of a partial set. Did they say what they were doing at the next appointment?
 
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What I meant about implants on the sides was wondering if there were some that were not fitted yet. As in maybe they were going in later?

Maybe these are not your final implant crowns?
Well if that's the case why didn't he say? There's only 1 appointment left so why leave it to the last min?
 
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Perhaps these are not the final teeth, but you have been fitted with these to get you used to something in your mouth. The acrylic across the roof of the mouth may be to keep the strength of a partial set. Did they say what they were doing at the next appointment?
Well it doesn't feel right so will be coming back out Monday they shouldn't feel like dentures. He didn't even explain what he was doing at that appointment let alone the next one. I will be getting an appointment asap at the original place I went too in 2013.
 
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Well if that's the case why didn't he say? There's only 1 appointment left so why leave it to the last min?
From what you have said, it doesn’t sound like he has told you much of anything about what to expect
 
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Yep sums it up,like I said never had a treatment plan written down.
 
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Absolute friggin joke get up early yesterday phoned up 3/4 times during the morning/afternoon as no one was getting back to us to say we could go down. Then about 5pm a phone call in we can fit you in at 6:30 (it's late night) well bit bloody late as my lifts been waiting all day+i just told my lift not to bother as it wasn't looking likely,plus it's rush hour how can we get there in that time. Plus I had doctors anyway hence why we wanted to go earlier. He's not in today so can't try again till wed/thu fuming!
 
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To be completely honest, they actually look very nice to me. Nice shape and size. I am not just saying that, either.
I can see the plastic/acrylic bit behind them that you are talking about and I can see how that would be difficult to get used to but it is similar to what I have with the flipper and I did eventually get used to eating with it in. It took almost a month, though. I could only manage soup for a long time.
My front tooth that was pulled was pushed forward due to overcrowding. It always felt like it stuck out, but my friends and husband told me they couldn’t tell. I think it always feels like it more to us as we can feel it. I know when I get my crowns in next week it will feel like it is sticking out again.
Yours don’t look like they are sticking out.
 
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Not great pix you can't see how much they stick out but it's hard to try+take them,honest opinions please!
Good morning tazey 😊 I’m by no means an expert on implants, but since you asked for honest opinions on how they look. Here’s mine. 100% honest here. I personally don’t think they look bad at all they look pretty natural to me 😊 And I like you don’t understand why they only provided front and no sides/back teeth but if I were to see you and not know they were implants, I wouldn’t be able to tell. However my opinion or not it’s you that has to be the one happy. They have to feel comfortable and work for you.
 
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To be completely honest, they actually look very nice to me. Nice shape and size. I am not just saying that, either.
I can see the plastic/acrylic bit behind them that you are talking about and I can see how that would be difficult to get used to but it is similar to what I have with the flipper and I did eventually get used to eating with it in. It took almost a month, though. I could only manage soup for a long time.
My front tooth that was pulled was pushed forward due to overcrowding. It always felt like it stuck out, but my friends and husband told me they couldn’t tell. I think it always feels like it more to us as we can feel it. I know when I get my crowns in next week it will feel like it is sticking out again.
Yours don’t look like they are sticking out.
I have that same front too problem due to overcrowding 😕 I can’t believe next week you get your crowns 😊
 
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To be completely honest, they actually look very nice to me. Nice shape and size. I am not just saying that, either.
I can see the plastic/acrylic bit behind them that you are talking about and I can see how that would be difficult to get used to but it is similar to what I have with the flipper and I did eventually get used to eating with it in. It took almost a month, though. I could only manage soup for a long time.
My front tooth that was pulled was pushed forward due to overcrowding. It always felt like it stuck out, but my friends and husband told me they couldn’t tell. I think it always feels like it more to us as we can feel it. I know when I get my crowns in next week it will feel like it is sticking out again.
Yours don’t look like they are sticking out.
But they don't suit the rest of my face (not putting a full pic up) and 12 teeth just isn't normal on anyone,like I said not the best photos.
 
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Good morning tazey 😊 I’m by no means an expert on implants, but since you asked for honest opinions on how they look. Here’s mine. 100% honest here. I personally don’t think they look bad at all they look pretty natural to me 😊 And I like you don’t understand why they only provided front and no sides/back teeth but if I were to see you and not know they were implants, I wouldn’t be able to tell. However my opinion or not it’s you that has to be the one happy. They have to feel comfortable and work for you.
But how can you act normal/smile fully when there's nothing at the sides? of course people would notice how would you not be conscious of that. Yes exactly I'm not happy at all so how can people think that's ok.
 
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But they don't suit the rest of my face (not putting a full pic up) and 12 teeth just isn't normal on anyone,like I said not the best photos.
I agree that it would bother me to just have the 12 teeth as well. I do think the teeth look good with your mouth size/shape though. Honestly, I have friends who have big teeth and although you notice it at first, it just becomes background once you get to know them. My husband has really small teeth because he has ground them down over the years at night. He is super self conscious about them but again, when you look at someone you see their whole face and don’t focus in on just their teeth. Everyone has things they are not happy about with their looks. I dislike how crooked my teeth are, especially after suffering through three years of braces as a kid.
Overall, though, you have to live with them. You might try giving it a few weeks just to see if you can get used to them. Like I said, it took a month before I got used to eating with my one fake tooth so I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to get used to 12 new ones!
I would definitely ask them about the side teeth, though.
 
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Let's just say the rest of my face is far from great so I'm not going to make it look worse+it does since friday,I can't give them a few weeks when I'm not able to eat/drink im losing weight and only 5+half stone as it is. I'd love to hear a dentists opinion on this,is there someone who could tag a few in this I don't know how too.
 
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Let's just say the rest of my face is far from great so I'm not going to make it look worse+it does since friday,I can't give them a few weeks when I'm not able to eat/drink im losing weight and only 5+half stone as it is. I'd love to hear a dentists opinion on this,is there someone who could tag a few in this I don't know how too.
Can you post your pictures in the Ask a Dentist section? I think to tag you just put the @ in front of their username.
 
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Hi Tazey, your front teeth look very good to me; the job is obviously not finished as I can see the unused implant posts at the back of your mouth. I am guessing that a full set of teeth will be fitted at your next appointment. I think that you said that he mentioned that they were a provisional set at a previous visit.

I have a friend who has an “all on six” set of implant supported teeth similar to yours and after he got his initial set of acrylic teeth, he had a set of zirconia teeth made and they look fantastic. Apparently zirconia is stronger and longer lasting than acrylic. Perhaps that is an option for you further down the track.
 
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Hi Tazey, your front teeth look very good to me; the job is obviously not finished as I can see the unused implant posts at the back of your mouth. I am guessing that a full set of teeth will be fitted at your next appointment. I think that you said that he mentioned that they were a provisional set at a previous visit.

I have a friend who has an “all on six” set of implant supported teeth similar to yours and after he got his initial set of acrylic teeth, he had a set of zirconia teeth made and they look fantastic. Apparently zirconia is stronger and longer lasting than acrylic. Perhaps that is an option for you further down the track.
This would be good! That would make sense as to why there are only the front now. That would also explain the thick piece at the roof of your mouth. Acrylic is not very strong. Maybe the final will not be like that. I am getting zirconia for my crowns.
 
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Hi Tazey, your front teeth look very good to me; the job is obviously not finished as I can see the unused implant posts at the back of your mouth. I am guessing that a full set of teeth will be fitted at your next appointment. I think that you said that he mentioned that they were a provisional set at a previous visit.

I have a friend who has an “all on six” set of implant supported teeth similar to yours and after he got his initial set of acrylic teeth, he had a set of zirconia teeth made and they look fantastic. Apparently zirconia is stronger and longer lasting than acrylic. Perhaps that is an option for you further down the track.
Surely he should have said that tho? I did not know there wasn't any side ones till I got home+looked,I think he mentioned the word provisional to his assistant but who knows. Doubt zirconia is on the cards I get what I'm given+just supposed to be happy with it. 😕
 
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