Before Fitting Day, Living With Dentures, Useful Tips
When I was first told I was going to have dentures, I was quite taken aback; especially as there's a big stigma against it. I thought oh dear, how am I going to react, how am I going to tell my friends, how am I going to tell my husband, but really, I shouldn't have bothered really, because it was the best thing that's ever happened to me really. The weeks leading up to having my teeth taken out and having my dentures fitted, again I was quite concerned, and I just thought oh no what am I going to do, but again, it was just the best thing to do, it enabled me to be pain free and I wouldn't have to go back to the dentist all the time. It was a little bit - when I had the dentures fixed, I was quite taken aback how realistic they were, considering you hear such awful stories and you see such awful stories about people walking around with their teeth falling out, their dentures falling out, but I didn't have any of those problems. The technician that my dentist had, he was absolutely marvellous; he made sure that the dentures fitted absolutely perfect. In fact, he actually gave me a better smile than I had before, because originally I had a gap in my teeth, my two front teeth these were actually, and I asked the dentist to close the gaps slightly, so that they weren't so prominent, and they did that so fantastically, that several people looked at my teeth and said ooh, I thought you had a bit of a gap in your teeth, and I said no no no, they said right, ok, and I have to say I've actually been complimented on how good my teeth are, with the dentures. Actually it's been one of the best things that's happened to me, and I'm so glad because it meant that I was pain free, and also it meant that I wouldn't have to keep going back to the dentist all the time.