Terrified about getting dentures
I am 47 years old and scheduled to get full upper and lower dentures on Monday. I’m absolutely terrified. As a child I had big buck teeth and was made fun of a lot. I could not close my lips together so my teeth started to rot. In my early 20s I had jaw surgery to correct the overgrowth and had 9mm of bone taken out. After surgery I would need 17 crowns. I had dental appts twice a week for temporary fillings and then permanent fillings. In the meantime I had a beautiful daughter who also had the same genetic issue with her jaws. She would wear corrective orthodontic appliances of some sort for about 10 years. Needless to say I couldn’t afford to get my teeth fixed so many years later I am down to 11 teeth and can only eat soft foods because I have no upper back teeth. As a single mom I couldn’t afford to even get dentures but thank God for the wonderful man in my life. He is doing this for me. I will get temporary dentures and then in a few months I will get implants. I’m so scared of doing this. What if they look weird or they don’t fit right? What if everyone can tell? I’m a nurse so the last thing I need is to be around my patients with no teeth. I’m just totally petrified. Any encouragement would be appreciated.