New Dentures

I just had 14 teeth extracted on Thursday and they put my permanent dentures in before they woke me up. How often should I be removing them? I'm worried about leaving them out or in too long, worried about swelling, etc. Also the teeth are not straight. The top teeth are leaning slightly to the left, and the bottom are really leaning the opposite way. It's very obvious. The oral surgeon said the fit is great, but the bite is way off. I'm hoping this can be fixed. Does anyone know?

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I'm having heart surgery June 20 which is why I did my teeth first. I'll be on blood thinners forever after. Also, the lab made the mistake of leaving the invoice in the box with my dentures. They charged my dentist $264. My dentist charged me $1172. I am hoping this amount includes the next set of teeth that are 10 months down the road. I think that markup is insane. Well, anyone with any experience with this, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.

By Sandy from Pittsburgh

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June 3, 20130 found this helpful

I can't answer your main question, but for future reference I can tell you about www.affordabledentures.com. My husband got a full set for $325.oo.

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June 5, 20130 found this helpful

First of all - the bite is extremely important on dentures - if the bite is off - then you can have muscular jaw issues and pain later.

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as far as taking care of them - your dentist should help you with this - call him if you have questions. But general guidelines are - the day or two after your dental surgery - they'll help keep swelling down - so remove them to rinse your mouth - gently - then put them back in.
I've been instructed to remove them nightly. I soak them in efferedent or some other denture cleanser overnight. I also tend to take them out when I nap. Keep your gums and what's left healthy too - brush your gums / teeth daily. hope this helps.

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June 5, 20131 found this helpful

Hi - first off it does not matter what your dentist paid to have the dentures made (although you may not like it) as he is charging you for many more services than just the final molding/teeth.

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You should be getting free fittings and certainly advise about the way your dentures fit and feel.
You agreed to his price before you started this procedure so you really cannot "complain" about the cost - but - you should have been given a paper or something stating what that payment covers. Check on this and consult your dentist about the help you need with the bite or pain or anything dealing with the procedure as all of this was probably stated in the papers you signed.

Good luck - but get started soon.

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