Dentures for the first time
Pages on a personal experience of wearing Dentures
The Road to having Dentures
False teeth may be false, but they don't always look it!
There is one thing in life we cannot escape - getting older every day and as we do various parts of our body are going to suffer from the wear and tear we've put them through.
For some it may be the legs, others it may be the back and for the unfortuneate some, it may be a lot of things.
The teeth are those things we can often not take a lot of care about until we need them, either for eating pain free or just cosmetically when we arrive at the age of a little self vanity!
My personal journey towards 'the final solution' took three month's short of 60 years, for others it may be a lot sooner - and not always through neglect, but for some other medical reasons.
I'd suffered with teeth problems since and early age and seemed to spend half my teenage years sitting in Dentist's Waiting Rooms reading 5 year old magazines.
In my twenties they settled down and until my mid 50's I escaped quite a lot of problems, but then thing's started to go wrong.
At 54, I lost a couple of teeth, went to the Dentist and spent almost £1,000 on them having two out and some general filling work done here and there.
By the time I turned 58, it was like a routine; one would come out, loosen another and that would come out forming a chain reaction with a lot of pain between times.
At 59, I had eleven remaining teeth and the last two were important both in the cosmetic sense (front!) and eating as well.
Plus, your teeth are at the entrance to your body. Bad teeth and bad gum's do not make for good general health and wellbeing. When they get really bad, they're better out than in, something I noticed almost immediately and as you will read.
I knew the remaining eleven were virtually beyond help and looking towards Dentures was the only option.
Denture wearing is not a failure - it is enchancing a part of you which has served you well.
(a lot better than November 2007!)
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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