casey_parsons's profile

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Fri, Jul 14, 2017 10:07 PM

In case anyone is iffy about their decision to get dentures...here is my before and after

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5 y ago

You just reinforced one of my reasons for getting mine done! Your smile is great.

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I have been reading positive and negative comments .Having 10 teeth pulled Monday and immediate dentures. Your before and after pictures made me feel better.

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Superb I had myself no bone hardly left and big gaps. When I was a child for about twelve years I wore silver caps due to my condition. But your smile looks wonderful and this support group is lifting my spirits. Not feeling as down about the whole thing as I was before

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Hugs to you! I agree about the smiles I see on here with dentures are very nice! So encouraging! I am on here because my 28 yo son was told he needs such exstensive dental work that he should just get dentures. He is very depressed right now.

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Please tell your son MJ to hang in there, its not an easy decision and it certainly isn't an enjoyable decision at all but if it is better to get dentures and live healthy, then that is the best choice or implants for that matter. I don't particularly enjoying having to wear dentures or having to deal with the sticky gluey adhesives as it is a nightly new headache but I do not regret ridding myself of loose painful teeth and implants will make it all worth while even the more... 

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MJ, I am 28 years old as well, and had my full extractions done the week before Christmas. I went through depression as well, but it gets better in time. I am almost to three months with my temporaries, and I already am more confident than I was. I am not hiding my mouth when I talk like I used to. I'm not going to lie, there will be random days where the depression kicks in, but you just have to stay positive and think about the long run. The sooner he can get them done, the better. I wish I did it sooner.   

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5 y ago

Thank you!

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Your smile is gorgeous. Do you have implants or just a denture? How was the whole experience.....talking, eating? I'm getting a full lower in 2 weeks and so scared I won't be able to talk, eat or keep it in. Was wondering how it went for you because your teeth look amazing

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Thank you!

The experience was definitely something else. I am almost 5 weeks with my full set. They are just dentures...no implants. My first soft reline has somewhat disappeared so I have started using adhesive when I plan on eating something really chewy (example:I just ate hotdogs so I used adhesive) Talking wasn't an issue for me at all but eating is still something that I am working on. I did have the issue that if I spoke fast my bottom denture would pop up and pinch the inside of my bottom lip...that was horrible lol

But I was expecting the worst when I got mine and it wasn't NEARLY as bad as I thought it would be.

Good luck!! You'll do fine.

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I had one more question.....how long after your extractions did you resume normal activities....work? Going out? Wasn't sure if I'd be laying low for a while

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It was 2 days for me.

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I got 15 extractions on a Wednesday so I took that day, Thursday and Friday off. I also had the weekend to recoup bc I had a large cyst in my jaw that had to be enucleated as well. My recovery period was a bit longer. Also...BE CAREFUL!! When you get your dentures be careful of certain things that you do like yawning and SNEEZING. I sneezed on day 2 and my bottom denture popped up and then back down really quick and it busted 2 stitches and my gums separated and grew new tissue instead of just healing. I have to have another procedure done once I'm completely healed to snip off the extra tissue now...

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5 y ago

Thank you for sharing that!! On the 31st I will get mine. Can't wait for a smile like that!!

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It's pretty crazy to look in the mirror after having messed up teeth for so long and seeing this! I am so happy with my decision and wish I would've done it sooner!! Good luck!!

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For the first 2 weeks at least I couldn't pass a mirror without smiling and staring. I am so so happy with my choice and love my new smile. But another BIG GREAT thing is I just feel so much healthier. Lol. I feel the same as u Casey I wish I would have done it sooner! Lol

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Oh I definitely should've done it sooner too. Mine are SO bad. I'm contemplating taking before and after pictures but I haven't been able to yet. I've got 15 days to decide. Lol

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I definitely would if I were you but it's your choice. I decided to for a few reasons...

1) I have kids and I can use my "scary" before picture to help me get them to brush their teeth lol (it works)
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2) It is a reminder of a hard journey...I've always documented how things have went for myself but it's really your preference.

If you'd rather forget what your teeth looked like before your dentures then get them and don't look back! But just think about it bc one day you may "hate" your dentures (as I have been frustrated with them quite a few times so far lol) and you will be able to look back at that picture and remind yourself of the reasons you chose to get dentures. Either way, good luck :)

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Thank you!! I could always take it, post it, then delete it. If I ever need a reminder, It'll be on here. :)

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5 y ago

What a great smile, congratulations. 

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Thank you!

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5 y ago

Wow!! Very nice.  There should be a section where we post our final pics as an encouragement for others.  Great smile!!!

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Thank you!

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4 y ago

Your Smile is Beautiful.

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3 y ago

Your smile is beautiful!  I had 9 teeth extracted on 2/22 (9 is all there were left).  It has been a process.  Yesterday, as I ate my soft boiled egg sandwich for lunch, my bottom plate popped loose on one side.  Today, I had a tuna sandwich and the whole bottom popped loose.  Had to take it out, rinse and dry and re-"glue".  Luckily, I have an appt. with my dentist on Friday to make some adjustments such as trim the palate so i don't gag, and fix the gap between my gums on the bottom and the denture.  But, all and all, I am not the least bit sorry I did it as I can now smile again where I had stopped doing it before.  It must show something in my face because I have noticed more people nodding and smiling at me when I walk past.  It's nice and this part too will pass.

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9 m ago

Absolutely beautiful. 

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7 m ago

So happy for you.  Perfect, yay!!

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7 m ago

Looks great, I didn't get the opportunity to do a before, I was robbed and all my teeth were beat out of me. But that was 30 years ago and I forgive and I am so used to my fentures