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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2015 04:03 PM
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Coming up on 65 years old and my teeth hurt!  I think I have bad teeth genes as my teeth have always been bad.  My whole life I've been going to the dentist, partial bridge for front uppers, more crowns than the Queen of England, fillings and just about every other procedure know.  And that is after brushing two or three times a day and flossing!!
I'm tired of crappy teeth, but not willing to pay upwards of $25K - $40K for something like "Clear-Choice" ya see advertised on TV.

So this winter, Dentures are in the game plan, Going down to Los Algodones south of the border and having dentures made.

Any Advise? as to type, materials??
What did you eat during the 6 to 8 week healing period after all your real teeth are pulled? and before the dentures are ready.

Excellent Dentures can be had in Algodones for upwards of a 75% savings over stateside.



 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2015 07:28 PM
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I had an accident and knocked a bunch of teeth out. I have dentures in the top.

I really don't pay much attention to them. After the first couple weeks, I hardly noticed them anymore.

I also eat anything I want. I do hear that the bottom plate is much harder to wear than the top.

Good luck with yours.



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We are fortunate to have a dental college in Florence, SC. They pull your teeth and place dentures the same day. Go in early and be out that afternoon. Free follow up a month later. Wife had hers done a few months ago. Doing mine this fall. Have had a partial for most of my life so dentures should not be a problem getting used to.



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Im getting permanent bridges put in across the border. I had the lower temp bridge done last week and the upper tomorrow. I've been drinking smooties with protien powder and fruit. Also my wife has taken regular soups and solid food and run it in a blender to make me dinners that taste good and have all the nutrition of solid food. THen there is Ensure type drinks you can get.



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Please be sure the teeth are porcelain, the plastic ones do not last long.



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Well....heading down to AlGodones tomorrow morning for the first appointment with my Dentist. Getting dentures is a two day affair so we will be spending the night in Yuma....Yahooooooo
I have been reading up on denture materials and understand that hardened acrylic teeth may be the way to go. We'll just have to wait and see what comes up tomorrow. porcelain or acrylic??? and the difference in prices.



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Let us know Bill. Wish I was closer to the border as I expect the prices/materials would be better.



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I gotta say I'm impressed with the Mexican dentist I am going to. So far I have had a good experience, and can finally eat regular food like a youngster... and especially also when pulling out the checkbook.



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24 teeth pulled. Was in the chair for a total of 4 hours
Going to try to take a nap. More later.



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24? Holy Mackerel you got one set of stones my friend. I'd be crying like a little girl. Get well soon.



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Wow that has to be a record, the most I ever had at one time was 9.

Did you get any pain killer for when the n'cain wore off?
How did you get it across the border or did you have to get a US doc to write a script and buy it over here??



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Well….it has been 18 hours since my experience with Dentures. Just finished a lovely dinner of mashed potatoes and a glass of water. Pain has somewhat diminished but I can still tell something is not quite right Oh yeah there are a bunch of stitches in my gums where some of the old teeth used to be.
Day one started at 09:00 with the Dr. going over what the procedure was going to be for that morning and the following day. A full set of Panoramic Radiograph X-Rays, then the Dentist would take impressions of my current teeth and send them off to the laboratory right there in Al Godones. The techs will make wax models of the dentures using the impressions and have them back to the Dentists office by noon. They corrected an overbite and straightened the bottom teeth, to look perfect in my new mouth…. Yippee!!
I have had two trips to dental surgeons in the Washington State in my lifetime, one to remove the not so wisdom teeth and another to remove the front uppers in preparation for the permanent bridge. The Mexican dentist pointed out where both U.S. dentists had left bits of root still imbedded in the jaw bone on both the upper and lower jaws…This from American dentists going to American dental schools?????
Now the fun day…Day two was suppose to start at 09:00 but the wife was also having some dental work done so we got there early. 08:00…. (My dentist is the brother of the wife’s dentist).
We started right in…..lots of injections of pain killers, on the bottom jaw first. After things were numb…very numb.. My dentist started pulling the lower left side first… things went OK for the first few minutes then problems stared with the old teeth which had crowns installed in the past. The teeth were brittle and broke requiring extra time and more injections of painkillers. Pretty much the same routine for the bottom right. Two and a half hours later the bottom jaw was done, and both the dentist and I needed a break.
The upper jaw was pretty much the same story as the lower only fewer teeth because of the bridge, the dentist did remove the remains of the teeth roots which were pulled by the oral surgeons in WA back in the mid 80’s Total time on the upper jaw was an hour and a half.
So 4 hours later, 24 teeth and the remains of two others were removed.
I did not realize how hard it was to pull teeth from a human being. I don’t know who was feeling it more…the dentist or me.

Charges for 4 hours in chair south of border. $45 per extraction, $500 for the acrylic dentures and $50 for the panoramic radiograph. Porcelain dentures would have been an additional $100, after discussing the pros and cons of both I decided to go with the acrylic.
For the next week I’ll be taking a NSAID called “Dolac” I understand it’s a strong form of ibuprofen prescribed by my dentist and does seem to work, no problem getting it back across the border.



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A few days over one month with my dentures. No solid food since sometime around the 22nd of Sept. Went to the dentist today for the temporary lining. The dentures feel OK and my gums healed up just fine. Everything seems to be tight for the time being. I think I'll try to eat something that actually requires some chewing. Maybe a sausage...YEAH



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Owch!:sad:

I bet it hurts to just think about shooting your Garand

Hope it's over soon.



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Whoa Nellie,
Are you saying you got permanent dentures for $500 Upper and another $500 for the Lower? or both for $500? and porcelain would only cost another 100?

Dang, I must have gotten a suit cleaning with mine as they were $4400 each - total $9600 porcelain.



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Oly: Since I knew I was going to do the denture route this fall, I left the Garand at home in the safe

Silvertip. That is correct $500 included both the uppers and lowers. My total bill was $1,630. That was in Al Godones BC MX. Did you go south of the border or have a U.S. denture dentist make them?



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I went south to Naco, Sonora. The dentist is well regarded around here and I concur. I didn't have any teeth removed instead he ground them down and used them as crowns to install permanent bridges. Maybe we got different things.



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Silvertip, Yes we did get different procedures. Correct me if I'm wrong but your teeth stay in all the time. Mine come out whenever I want them out.



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