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Experiences with Dentures

Here is an extract taken from a Dentures forum of one woman’s struggle with Dentures:

I am a 46 year old female who looks like I could be Goldie Hawn’s twin…identical twin. When I found out my teeth were being replaced by dentures I really didn’t think much about it. Until…IT happened. I found out very quickly that losing my teeth also took away my self-esteem. I didn’t care anymore. I would say atleast once a week a stranger would comment about how pretty I was and how I could be Goldie Hawn’s (in her earlier years) twin. That was BEFORE the dentures. After “IT” (dentures) happened I didn’t put makeup on or do my hair…I walked around looking atleast 15 years older. I started to FEEL 20 years older than my age. My back started to hunch, I’d look down as I walked. I tried not to be seen in the light. I lost so much weight that I had to be put on a machine in the hospital to help feed me nutrients and keep me alive! Finally after seeing a picture of myself before “IT” happened and then seeing a picture of myself after “IT” happened I changed my attitude. Even though my lower dentures hurt badly and are very hard to keep in place I am making myself adjust to wearing them. I drink approx. 6 bottles of Ensure Plus a day and MAKE myself eat. Baby food is really good if you have problems with chewing.

It is appalling to see the pain that some people put themselves through by choosing the wrong option for replacing their missing teeth…

About the Author

Dr. Shlosberg received his dental training in England and maintained a private practice in London’s West End before continuing his training at the University of Indiana where he specialized in Prosthodontics. He was appointed to full time academic positions in restorative dentistry at Harvard University School of Dentistry, Boston and the University of Southern California over the subsequent eight years. Dr. Shlosberg’s private practice in Beverly Hills is devoted solely to prosthodontics and implant dentistry, focusing on planning, placing, restoring and maintaining dental implants. He has been exclusively in Beverly Hills prosthodontic practice for over ten years.

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