I looked online for a Fremont dentist because I knew it was finally time to get in and have my teeth removed for dentures. I’d put it off for years because of my fear of the pain of all those extractions and also the stigma of having dentures. I came from a family with bad genes and none of us had good teeth. Them being all crooked was the least of the problems. Gum disease, cracked teeth, thin enamel, you name it we had it. I tried to maintain them well through adulthood, but once I hit sixty there was no saving them.
I cringed even going in for a cleaning as the dentist would take a look and make a face. You knew what they were going to say. Probably time to have those teeth come out is not a statement anyone wants to hear, but I’ve heard it time and time again. The worst thing is eating. You can avoid smiling and talk without showing your horrid teeth, but not being able to eat your favorite foods is a real drag. Then you find yourself only eating soft stuff like eggs or pasta because anything harder is just too much effort and too painful.
So I finally looked around for someone willing to walk me through the steps to dentures. I was sure I would be saying goodbye to steak forever, but I needn’t have worried. When I went in I expressed my concerns and found out they were overblown. Denture technology has advanced more than most know, and with time and dentures that are made to fit well, you can pretty much eat anything you want. Even steak as I learned. I’m going through the process of extractions and sizing now and let me tell you it’s not nearly as bad as I thought. In fact, it’s going to be better with a new set of choppers!