Thank you for the insight to the other posts.
I totally agree with the men who wrote responses back that they rather see healthy, pretty smile versus an unhealthy one, fake, or not.
I had a pretty smile until my teeth started to fall out one by one this past yr, and through many different dentist visits (for opinions), and 2 oral surgeons, I had 95% of my teeth extracted this morning. I have 11 left right now, only 4 or so will remain after the second appt of extrations.
But I will get pretty teeth once again in dentures. My bottom teeth in front were very crowded. I would cut the floss just trying to squeak it in between them to even floss. Plus I had a root canal in one back in '92. Due to the gums receding and the bones deteriorating, that tooth fell out right before X-mas of '04. So I have spent 6 months with no front tooth, so I'm biting the bit to get this done and over with. lol
Plus with dentures now a days I have found out from talking to various people that I know have them, young and old, you can sleep in them at night now and just take them out to clean them while you are in the shower. No one has to know, unless you tell them yourself. Me, I'd rather be upfront to potential dates that I like before we start dating. If they leave because I am getting my teeth fixed, then they aren't the right person for me. I'm not a shallow person and I wouldn't want to date someone who was either. Truth be known, I started this thread back on February 20, 2005. Since then I have had done much research and talked to several people about this, so I feel a lot more positive about this, and can even make jokes about it. :)
For one, it will be far easier to take care of dentures than my regular teeth were.. I won't have to adjust my smile so not to show my bottom front teeth that were crooked and only expose my good upper ones.. Plus I have no pain through all of this, except what the dentists have caused me. So.. I am warding off potential pain from coming on as I have a low pain tolerance. Plus did I mention that I get to have pretty pearlies again? lol
To #45981 who posted to my first post, please get yours fixed and ask about a good method for you to be able to do so. I had to get what is called a Care Credit Card, and put all of my dental work on it so that I can pay it off in monthly payments just like a regular credit card because I have no dental ins. Where there is a will, there is a way hun. :) Do some research, and ask a bunch of questions, but it isn't the end of the road for us if we have to get dentures. :)
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