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bdozer84

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I'm 29 years old and had to get a full upper about a week a go and will be getting a lower partial. I absolutely hate the way it makes my lip stick out. Is there anything that will help that? I also hate the way I talk. I sound like a little kid who is learning to talk but with marbles in his mouth. I read that speaking out loud helps but is that all I have to do or is it just practice for me to hear so I can make changes. I'm terrified I'm going to be stuck like this for at least a year when I get my next set of uppers.
 
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Deejay

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Hello I found my immediate was quite shallow in the plastic under the lip and a reline after everything had settled down a bit went right up to where the lip meets the gum was an improvement plus I had just had the extractions so I showed a little more tooth Than I liked but the swelling subsided the gums shrunk down and things looked better, with regards to speech it will eventually go back to normal on its own, I was worried about that too wondering if I had to practice or not but I did sing and read and talked and it went back quite suddenly even though I noticed it more than others because your ears and your mouth are so close when it's heard from inside your head, things do settle just takes a little time ?:thumbsup:
 
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Rusty213

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Hello I found my immediate was quite shallow in the plastic under the lip and a reline after everything had settled down a bit went right up to where the lip meets the gum was an improvement plus I had just had the extractions so I showed a little more tooth Than I liked but the swelling subsided the gums shrunk down and things looked better, with regards to speech it will eventually go back to normal on its own, I was worried about that too wondering if I had to practice or not but I did sing and read and talked and it went back quite suddenly even though I noticed it more than others because your ears and your mouth are so close when it's heard from inside your head, things do settle just takes a little time ?:thumbsup:
This is good to hear. I just had my upper teeth taken out this past Monday and I couldn't get the temp denture in because of the swelling and pain. But I was able to get it in the other day and it fit horribly. Can they reline it in the office or do they send it out? I am walking around with no upper teeth and it is really adding to my anxiety.
 
Deejay

Deejay

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I think the reline depends, mine was done at the chair it was just like having a impression but with less gloop and it tasted worse :) But it was sometime before the reline as they have to let things settle and shrink down first, mine( the immediates) was initially put in with a little fixative as it didn't fit at the back but once the extraction swelling calmed down it was fine and my now more permanent set ( about 8 months after my last extraction) fit like a glove. It all takes time just like any other prosthetic :)
D.J:whirl:

Remember "A bad day with good teeth far outweighs a good day with bad teeth"
 
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