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1.3K Points

Wed, May 16, 2018 11:49 PM

Being made fun of for wearing dentures ( seriously hurts)

Have you ever been made fun of by a someone you love? Made fun of for something you have no control over? Let me tell you about my now again 2 X ex girlfriend. We used to date for 4 years and live together. But she cannot take the fact that I wear dentures. I do take them out every night. We're supposed to right? Dentures should soak every night? I wrong? I love this woman and she laughed in my face calling me haha you're toothless Todd. Gummy bear and sloppy Joe. Why and how could you make deliberate fun of someone that has lost their teeth? Any amount of dignity that I had is gone!! I need these damn implants so bad so I can feel like a real man again and be whole. I had issues trying to date in the first place that's why I mainly t took her back, plus the love thing. Now, no-way ever will I date with dentures this will always be in the back of my head. Anyone else here that has or had this problem. I can't be the only one?

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30 Messages

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758 Points

2 years ago

A person in a relationship with you that is not empathetic to your situation is not a very caring person at least that is how I WOULD take that as well,  don't let one person who is not understanding what your going through ruin the possibility of a more healthy relationship down the road.  Are you being overly sensitive was she just teasing you or is she really doing this in a mean form,...only you know the delivery of her barbs and if you really feel she is being derogatory maybe its time to reconsider your relationship.

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232 Points

2 years ago

Anyone who says something hurtful like that is not worthy of your time. Kick her to the curb. Set her free to cut her teeth (so to speak) on other men, and find yourself a gentlewoman with dentures and manners. ;)

85 Messages

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3.2K Points

2 years ago

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear that.  I make fun of myself sometimes with my husband, but never once has he said anything degrading to me.  It would break my heart.  I think if someone loves you, they won't care.  I get your trepidation, though.  I am glad I don't have to date.

119 Messages

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3.6K Points

I've also cracked jokes with my boyfriend about when I have my teeth out, hey it does look kinda funny when I have no teeth. If I wasn't able to laugh it off I'm afraid I'd be stuck on the fact I don't have any teeth. I know so many people with dentures. But no one should make you feel less than just because you have them. I usually always have mine in when I'm around anyone even my boyfriend. Someone who truly loves you should love you no matter what.

1.1K Messages

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19.7K Points

2 years ago

Hi Todd
Consider  getting implants
The Least expensive implant system are over dentures
Price them out at a Dental college or go to Costa Rica
or Mexico where they are very inexpensive
Then again  you can always get rid of your girl friend which  is another alternative   
Let us know what you deceide to do/

If you deciede  on the implants You will  enjoy this over denture so it is a Quality of life issue in addition to a comfort thing 
Good Luck
Barbara 

1.1K Messages

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19.7K Points

HI Todd
We are very interested in whether you will be  proceeding with any  implant systems and which ones  you are interested it??
Have you researched any of the costs??
Let us know because we learn from each other on this blog
Thanks
barbara 

259 Messages

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6.1K Points

2 years ago

If she is dating you for your teeth then you are dating the wrong person.

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942 Points

2 years ago

There is nothing wrong with dentures don't were them at you have wash them every night I have two partials. I love them your girlfriend sounds like a bitch. No one really makes fun my parital only one time someone said you not brush teeth I have gum diease. I would date someone with dentures

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742 Points

I completely agree with you Leeann

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942 Points

2 years ago

Nigth

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424 Points

2 years ago

Dump her! But no, I don't take mine out at night. I do it when I'm alone. Buy the 3 minute polident cleaner..Soak while showering and pop them back in!
But dump that rotten, selfish, hurtful bitch asap!

59 Messages

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1K Points

2 years ago

This seriously upsets me so much for you, I am sorry that it happened, IF she really loved you and cared for you the way she should then she would not treat you this way. Dentures or no dentures you deserve to be treated much better than she is treating you, and should be accepted for how you are and how you come.. period no exceptions!! Its normal for us denture wearers to feel a certain way especially in the beginning but you need someone supporting you, not bringing you down! 

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636 Points

2 years ago

Well everyone said the things I was going to say so far. Eventually most everyone who cannot afford implants will have dentures. They will still love each other. Your girlfriend sounds very immature.  Implants have a set of their own problems. Have heard they have fallen out and people have swallowed them. They are put into your bone.. that is not natural. I wouldn't get them even if I could afford them.  My dentures are a pain in the butt but I will get used to them...one day lol

233 Messages

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5.2K Points

I don't really see it as any different than screwing in a hip replacement or a knee replacement etc.  My mother has screws in her hips.  My husband has screws in his wrist to fix a break, and my sister has screws in her shoulder from a replacement.  I have 11 screws in my jaw.  We are one screwed up family.  LOL!  It isn't natural, but it sure is helpful for fixing things that don't work any more.

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636 Points

And you have a great sense of humor about it haha! Yeah your do have a good point. I guess when I heard the implants can come loose , fall out and can be swallowed I got a little paranoid about that. Plus I don't like being put under... scary! Have a great weekend!

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5.2K Points

I don’t think swallowing them would cause a problem but if they were loose enough to fall out, then they would never work. My dentist told me I swallowed a piece of equipment during one of my surgeries. I just unexpectedly swallowed and down it went.