Please help I am desperate, and I found this website by accident in my frustation one nite about june 27th.. I'm 58, and I think a young 58, but my desperation is not about cosmetic surgery Im so sick of hearing that.. Teeth were given to us because we need them, to chew food and have certain enzemes digest our food.. 7 years ago I got my first set of dentures, and at the time I thought that was the answer, I was wrong. Because Iwas always afraid of dentists, and have panic attacts so I would not get route canals I would say take the two tooth, and I said that one too many times... and I thought that I had done the right thing I was wrong, so wrong. So for the last 7 years I have never worn even the whole set the bottoms were out because the tops wouldnt or couldnt stay in for long and being on Medi -cal and medicare, they would not give you implants if it meant your would die, soem probably have... I thouth it was the dentures fault, that they were cheap and just wouldn't stay in. 7 years later and very sick at times to the point of throwing up at times. I get sick to my stomach from the acid I swallow when there out and from the bacteria that I can't help but to get from handling them so mch. So this year I took my tax money and went to a reputable dentist he said I had mouth issues and sent me to a mouth specialist, and more money for a consultation, and he said he could help me, that that the problem was my mouth the roof had ridges or something but the way it is the palllet part o the the denture would be removed , but they would have to have 4 implants put into hold this special denture in place. and the bottoms would need 2 implants, Im thinking we are going big money, which being on disability, Idont have.. he said it would be around 9000 dollars, I thought well this is like a million dollars to me & to alot of people. Then God forgive me but I had the thought well we have got our credit good now, and we have one card sitting at the house sitting there with 9000 credit line, and I thought for a moment well get the teeth, and worry about how I will pay later, I was not proud of that thought, but it was there but I couldn't do that.. so I was bummed, and then he proceeds to tell me thats not the expensive part, that would be the oral surgeon, and the implants 6 at 2400 each was around 14000, I was crying now. He tried to confor me and say well you don't have to pay money for 3 or months when your all healed up and your satisfied, well I was still thinkin you might as well make it 3 or 4 years, and maybe if your lucky we can pay you. So I was very bummed, very, and my friend says keep the faith and dont' give up, well I was really fighting that. since that time I made the appt and canceled it. more money for another consultation. Just was getting all to overwhelming Now I have no doubt this guy knows his stuff. This is when I found this site typi ng on up in the goggle window help help help need dentures, something to that effect and up came aid page, this wonderful place where we help each other and encourage each other. Like I said that was around Jun 27th.. I still am trying not to give up, and I do that by reading other people sites and talking to them and encourgageing them in what ever way Ican..
But please if you can help me, in any way espially if you know a dentist or your friends goes to one and most people do. please put the word out there about this site.to them there are alot of us that have mouth issues and I know there is people out there that care. one of the other problems I have is barretts esphagas which is a pre- canerous condition, and the acid I swallow irritates it. along with the bacteria I swallow from touching dentures so much and not being able to keep my hands perfectly clean.. no fun this is very serious..... and the last a few weeks I have choked several times and I'm so afraid thats how Im going to die I'm go tp be found on the floor by my husband or neighbor... Please, Please start telling every one you can about this site and espeially the denstis and oral surgeons... Thank you for your time.
Kat The pic has top dentures in they done stay in for long