I'm 27 and I wear dentures

I sincerely hope I am not violating any terms of service in doing this, I looked and didn't find anything. December of last year I received full upper and lower dentures at age 26. It was a very emotional process for me but I made it through and am now happier than I ever have been. I made a channel on YouTube dedicated to my journey with dentures, along with offering emotional support to those who need it. I do this out of the kindness of my heart because I know the psychological impact that comes with having bad teeth, and then having to have them all removed. If anyone is interested in checking it out you can look me up, my sn is kalinjax. I respond to pretty much every message I get. My goal is honestly to just help others through this process. It makes me feel like my ordeal wasn't in vain when I am able to help others through my experience! And I encourage everyone else to make that step and speak up about their situation because until we start talking about it, we will never be able to remove the multiple stigmas involved with dentures.
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  • I have had the opportunity to view your videos! I think they are very informative & give a clear view of the benefits of dentures. In this day & age, you were able to accomplish something that some of us were never able to obtain at your age. As I believe you do, becoming "toothless" with dentures is the best thing that happened to us! Good for you and I applaud your efforts!
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  • Nice to meet you! I'm 28, and I just got an upper partial yesterday. Like you, I was worried about the stigma of having false teeth at such a young age, but I'm also focusing on the positives. I have a full set of teeth again. I look much better when I smile. Once I start to heal and get used to my partial, I know life will be getting easier.
    Since I've had my partial for only 36 hours, I'm still very much in the healing and "getting accustomed" stage. Fortunately, I've had no pain throughout all of this, but the swelling creates a bit of discomfort, and, since it's too early to wear adhesive yet, my partial does a bit of "rocking" back and forth when I try to chew, since it's staying in place just being hooked to my natural back teeth. But my dentist assures me that I'm healing well, and, actually, somewhat better than expected, considering I had to have 10 teeth removed.
    What brought me to dentures? Three reasons:
    Neglect. Long history with mental health issues - doesn't really matter why, but what's done is done.
    Bad health. A few years ago I started having serious problems with my kidneys, and this was about the time I noticed that my teeth started to seriously deteriorate. However, I was so busy dealing with those problems that I wasn't able to focus on fixing my teeth as much as they could be fixed.
    Accident. At the end of this past February I slipped on some ice straight on my mouth, and I knocked out two incisors.

    Suffice it to say, despite the discomfort I have now and the learning curve (getting used to this foreign object in my mouth, learning how to properly care for them, getting over the stigma mentioned earlier, having to learn how to talk properly again), I have to say that I'm very glad I finally got this done. I know it's the right thing, and that my partial is going to help me live a better life. I'll look better, I'll eat better, and I'll certainly be more confident about myself.
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  • Hi, I just got a full set of dentures Thursday, May 5, 2011. So far so good, just uncomfortable. I had 14 teeth pulled and received a temporary set for now. I was told to wear them for 24 hours, take them out, clean them and put back in. I didnt remember if I was to use adhesive or not, so I did anyway. I hope that was the right thing to do. I had really bad looking teeth, many were missing. I am so happy to smile now. Do you think it was OK to use the adhesive?
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  • Hey Kalinjax,
    First let me start off saying I really enjoyed watching your video's on "YouTube". You are an inspiration to new comers to having immediate dentures. I have not quite finished watching all of your video's but will get back to them over the weekend. I will be having dentures put in on May 25th "Hopefully"... I'm hoping a couple days sooner. I am going to Affordable Dentures in Macon GA, I had a consult a week ago so now I'm waiting on my check from my 401k account from my job to come in. I too am very nervous, but I have really been hardcore researching the internet so I pretty much know what to expect afterwards. I would like to ask you a couple or few questions regarding how many teeth did you have removed? did you get a shot for every tooth that was pulled? and how long did the entire procedure take until you were able to leave the dentist office? I goat 8am to have impressions made and then I will get to leave and come backat 2 pm for the extractions also how long did it take before you started having feelings coming back to your mouth? I would greatly appreciate any information that you can give me. Your dentures looks great they really don't even look false and you can tell you take really good care of them. I tried to send you a message through your youtube video butwas unsucessfull. I was thrilled to have seen your name on this forum. Also I am taking a week off from work, do you think this will be long enough? I sit behind a computer all day I don't do alot of interacting with other people I think this will probably help with the talking part? What did you eat afterwards (what type of soft foods?) I apologize for rambling on I just really would like to talk to someone that has been through this procedure. I hope to hear back from you soon.
    P.S.You need to be a National spokesperson for Denture wearers!!! you are a very detailed person.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. I will look forward to reading your response!
    Donna
    Macon GA

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  • i would like to thank you for your information. i am almost 47 yrs old and had to have all teeth removed just recently. i know your post is from last year, i was just hoping that you will read my response. today is day two for my new denture's and i am filled with so many conflicting emotions. i think one of my biggest issues is having to have denture's to begin with and it all has to do with my vanity. i know so many other's are going thru what i am. i have been looking on the internet for information ever since i decided to have denture's. let me tell you, i had gotten so bogged down with useless sites i started to get dizzy. i am already tired of "soft" foods. my mouth wants to chew on something but that is out of the question with me still healing. i didn't get too much information from my dentist either so that was my real reason for looking on the internet. i wanted to know what i'd be expecting, how long for recovery, and just basic questions that every other person must have. i am sorry you had to go thru this at such a young age honey. i too have had problems with my teeth for so long that i just lived with all the pain from having such crappy teeth. and yes, it is a huge emotional process for anyone. i dont want to look at myself in any mirror right now. and i for sure will never be without my teeth when anyone is in the house. i am fortunate that i have a loving and supportive husband. but it still doesnt make the process any better. most times i am okay with it, but then there are times where i just want to hide in a closet and cry my head off. i live with pain every day so its not the pain that has me down, but like you said the stigma involved with dentures.i dont want to let anyone know i have had to go through this. i have only told my most immediate family members. maybe one day i will be more comfortable with telling more people and sharing my journey just as you have. you have such a great sense of self and courage that i hope to have for myself. thank you for sharing your story i really do appreciate you posting this. i will be looking forward to watching your youtube videos.

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  • I'm 27 and I have had a full top plate since I was 15 anda bottom plate since 20. Im a identical twin and was born only 3lbs and have many health issues, but my mom was raised on a farm with well water that wasn't great and she had a calcium defficentcy when she Brest fed we didn't get any nutrients and my first teeth came out yellow and brittle. By the way my twin has had full dentures since 20.
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