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DENTURES

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TheLeithLassie

TheLeithLassie Report 6 Jul 2008 17:38

Joanne. Thank you for your pm.
I have tried bongela, but no good.
Tried the bottom set yesterday for a wee while, and my mouth was bleeding.

Thanks for your tips.

xx

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 6 Jul 2008 16:25

I have just used Bongela on my gum, where I had the tooth filled, as the gum was so tender, and every time I ate or drank it hurt.
OK now, so I think it sorted it out.

MO

Pamela

Pamela Report 5 Jul 2008 20:17

Wonder if Bongela applied to the gum might help to ease pain? Where I live we only have one NHS dentist so it costs a fortune to keep the old teeth going as long as poss. Was thinking of saying no more fillings just take them out and I'll have dentures, but by the sounds of it it could be painful?Hope you manage to get it sorted soon.

Joanne in Burgess Hill™

Joanne in Burgess Hill™ Report 5 Jul 2008 19:25

Have pm'd you

Joanne

TheLeithLassie

TheLeithLassie Report 5 Jul 2008 15:42

Hi folks. We do have a dental hospital, but they won't see you if you are registered with a dentist. The piece of bone is right at the front of my mouth, and it is agony. My gum is protruding so much, and rubbing against my bottom gum.

Thanks for all you advice.

Hope you all have a good day.

Vic xx

Joanne in Burgess Hill™

Joanne in Burgess Hill™ Report 5 Jul 2008 13:12

Hi
You must keep going back until they are right. The piece of 'bone' is probably a remnant of root. These can take months/years to work loose. They are also very easy to remove. If it is rubbing under the denture then insist she takes it out. It is ok to leave if it isn't giving trouble.
If you don't like the look of the denture then it is a good idea to send them back to the lab. They can reset the position, or even remake them.

NHS or private dentures can be just as comfortable as each other. The biggest difference is in choice. The acrylic (pink bit) can be stronger and have a more natural appearance. There is a much bigger range of teeth shape and shade to choose from.

The cost of these often far outweighs the NHS fee, hence they are only available privately.

You'll find it very difficult to pad out the denture, because as it is so new, the gap between denture and gum is so close.

Joanne x

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 5 Jul 2008 12:44

Do you have a dental hospital in your area? we have an excellent one here in Cardiff attached to the University Hospital of Wales. I had a piece of bone or tooth start to cause problems and they were wonderful in sorting it out for me.

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 5 Jul 2008 11:54

I saw my poor old Dad suffer with ill fitting Dentuures, and have tried to hang on to my teeth. Full of fillings and occasional aches, like I have just experienced with breaking a bit off a wisdom tooth.

But will put up with this to try and keep them.

Hope you get them sorted out soon Double Vods

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 5 Jul 2008 04:31

Poor you Vicky, hope you get them sorted out to be more comfy.
Lizx

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2008 20:17

that's not right - you must go back to your dentist and he'll just have to have a new lot made for you - not just the bottom - you can't have that done separately - they are "not fit for purpose" as they say and will have to be redone

TheLeithLassie

TheLeithLassie Report 4 Jul 2008 14:39

Oh Shelly. I hope you never do need them.

Ann, I can't even put the bottom ones in. !!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2008 14:10

when I had NHS dentures I spent a lot of time filing them here and there - also buy a big bag of boiled sweets to suck - helps bed them in, and no account take them out at night!!!

TheLeithLassie

TheLeithLassie Report 4 Jul 2008 13:58

WELL, I GOT MY LONG AWAITED NEW DENTURES ON TUESDAY, AND, WELL, WHAT CAN I SAY..........................................................................




FIRSTLY THE BOTTOM PLATE LOOKED LIKED A SHUTE, AND WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE DENTIST YESTERDAY, I TOLD HER I COULDN'T WEAR THEM, AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD SEND THEM BACK TO THE LAB. I SAID NO WAY, SO SHE FILED THEM DOWN, BUT THEY ARE STILL SQUINT. SHE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING FOR THE PIECE OF 'BONE' AT THE FRONT OF MY GUM, AS SHE SAID IT WOULD WORK IT'S OWN WAY OUT. AFTER 6WKS, IM STILL WAITING.
SHE SAID THE OTHER ALTERNATIVE WAS GOING PRIVATE, AS NHS PATIENTS DIDN'T GET AS GOOD DENTURES.


SO ARE WE NHS PATIENTS NOT WORTHY OF THE SAME TREATMENT?
MAKE YOU WONDER.

I NOW HAVE TO GO BACK AGAIN ON TUESDAY.
I WENT TO TRY TO BUY SOMETHING TO PAD THE DENTURE WITH, BUT CAN'T GET ANYTHING.


AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!