Denture Nightmare

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I had to have all my teeth removed nearly four years ago and since then my life has been hell!  My dentist somehow forgot to take impressions of my teeth before removal and I've spent 3 years trying to get dentures that actually function and stop me looking like a troll!  The shape of my face has changed drastically to the point where people I haven't seen for a while comment on how different I look and its never in a positive way.  My self confidence has all but vanish and because of my inability to chew food correctly I have developed bizarre eating behaviours.  I can only eat at home without my dentures and I just want to be normal again but don't know if I have the strength to spend another 3 years in dental chairs having my mouth ripped to shreds.  I spent 2 years going to Eastmans only to end up with dentures that are so heavy they are like housebricks in my mouth and I cannot use them.  Any dentist out there who can help please?

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    have you thought of getting implants,? Don't forget to take s photo of you smiling so they can astheticly match them?

     

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      Hey Louise .. as I have all teeth removed they  can do implants using overdentures but unless they get the dentures right I am still in the same predicament.  I've had 4 sets of dentures made and had photos supplied with all of them yet not one set come close to my natural look.  
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    Hi Dreadlocks, have you been referred to the MaxilloFacial dept at your local hospital?  

    There is also the Dental Reference Service who might be able to help you

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