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Member since 24 Jul 2014
Member from Woolston
Hi can anyone tell me are the more expensive dentures a lot better the one i have is terrible it chipped the first day i got it and within a month i needed 4 new teeth they took of 4 times once nearly out the car window that was from laughing and then once they nearly had to empty my local swimming pool they shot out there too i wear them as less as possible they have spent alot of time soaking!!! lolThanks for any thoughts
Member since 26 Aug 2010
Member from Somerfield
I would imagine it would be covered by some sort of warranty as least as far as the customer guarantees act, so I would look into that. Some dentures are relined down the track but they should not be shooting out your mouth at the beginning.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
pansy cottage I think you should get in touch with still-raging, she has obviously had very few problems with her teeth. There is another person on the thread from ChCh who had excellent treatment and I know of 2 more.
Member since 04 Oct 2007
Member from Te Awamutu
Hit them with the Consumers Guarantee Act which say the product should be fit for the purpose they were bought for......if they pop out and you cant wear them they don't sound as though they are.
Thanks for your input people i guess i didn't really explain very well these denture 11 years old and have never stayed in my mouth unless glued my jaw was fractured when they removed my teeth so was nearly six months with out top teeth when i went to pick them up they were hideous huge teeth mine were small i actually had to go home and find a photo and the two teeth i kept maybe for the tooth fairy she didn't get them before they would believe me it was really weird they re made them but they were never any good it might be a tad late to take them back husband has had same teeth 30 years and just looking to replace them now so if someone could give me the name of that good person in CHCH that would be much appreciated i have looked but can't find the thread
Member since 16 Feb 2014
The reline will make all the difference but I bet you need another reline by now. Yes, I don't miss the prices of many things in New Zealand. So glad I have dental insurance and companies that do package deals for new denture wearers. From what I see it's $25 for a soft reline and $100 for a hard reline. I had the hard reline done after 6 mths as that is what this company does. All they do is remake the original liner and reattach the teeth to it. Haven't had to pay anymore for anything though as I bought that package deal. I hate my new temporary denture, even my mother said it doesn't look as good as the first ones. I have asked dental company if I can remove myself from the package deal at this stage and they said I could and they would refund me $1200. I am going to take $600 of it to my old dentist and have them make me a new top denture.Good luck with your dentures. A friend of mine just gets cheap ones done all around ChCh. However, she hasn't had the same satisfaction as my mother has.
Member since 26 Aug 2014
Member from Mt Maunganui
Hi, my first time on here and am wanting a bit of support and advice maybe. Im having all of my top teeth out in a few weeks and an immediate denture put in, while i am looking forward to smiling and not hiding away from everyone I am really apprehensive about it all. I am in my forties and know this is quite young to be having a denture, but there is no other option, unless I win lotto, of course. Any encouraging words would be great please!!!
Go for it, you will find yourself smiling again in no time.
Everyone is different when it comes to adjusting to the changes so read up on how best to deal with each stage. I think we all put some stuff up there.
Go for it. I had my top teeth out and an immediate denture in. I expected to have to have a reline but that never happened. I have never looked back. At the time I wanted all my teeth out but the dentist talked me into keeping my bottom ones. They now look terrible against my top teeth so I am in the throws of contemplating having them removed, they are certainly not in good condition any more. This time round the fear I had with my top teeth will not be there now I have been through it and it was pretty much plain sailing.
Member since 05 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
Top dentures work really well but bottom dentures not so well.I also had noticed my real teeth on the bottom did not look as good as top dentures,but have gone for 4 crowns in the middle.Expensive but look and feel great.
Friends with bottom dentures all advised me against doing the same !!
Member since 07 Oct 2014
Member from Invercargill
Reading through all the posts is scary. My bottom middle teeth are loose and so are a few top ones. They have got to the stage they crash into each other when I try eating as they move about so much so am just waiting for one to fall out. Gums have receded and they look awful. I've been told bottom dentures seldom fit properly and I'm terrified of getting them all out and then finding false ones don't fit properly. I see Lumino dentist can screw the dentures into your jaw bone but don't know what that entails. Advantage would be not worrying about them falling out if you sneeze. X-ray showed my jaw bone is degenerating so may not be an option even if I could afford it. I've heard low income or beneficiaries can get the teeth removed by hospital dentist at low cost but would still need to find the right person locally to make dentures as I would want them straight in. If anyone knows who the best person is in Invercargill for doing a top job at reasonable cost I would be grateful for the information.I've been nursing my loose teeth along for the last 5 years but know I need to do something very soon. Is the person who had their teeth done in Fiji allowed to give the contact details of the dentist they went to in Fiji on this site? NZ prices are so high for dental work, a trip to Fiji would probably leave enough over for a decent holiday compared to a NZ dentists costs
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