So, I had a bit of an accident two weeks ago, the result of which was a missing front tooth. Mmmmm…attractive. I couldn’t get in to see the prosthodontists at the place where I had the remains of the tooth removed until April 30, so I decided to go see my childhood dentist for fabrication of a partial to wear until I can get an implant put in, so I don’t have to walk around looking like a toothless freak. I’m going to need one anyway, since the process of getting an implant takes several months.
My childhood dentist sucks. I mean really, really sucks. But, I didn’t want to wait a whole month to get something to replace the tooth, and I figured it’s just temporary, and he’s pretty cheap, so what the hell, how bad could it be? I went in this morning for insertion of the prosthesis. Of course, he didn’t explain anything about care of the denture or what I should expect in wearing it, he pretty much told me it wasn’t going to fit all that well and I’d have to use denture adhesive (huh? I was under the impression that a brand new denture should fit well enough that you DON’T need adhesive), then he pestered me about paying before I leave (waiting for my insurance to go through isn’t good enough, no! He wants his money now! :rolleyes:), and rushed me out the door.
Does anybody else have one of these? Am I supposed to sound like Cindy fucking Brady? I haven’t lisped like this since I was in elementary school and had to go to speech therapy…is that normal? Think it will go away as I get used to wearing this? Is there supposed to be a big gap between the partial and my hard palate? Seems like food would get in there, and that wouldn’t be comfortable. Or healthy.