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    Veronika
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    How much $ for dentures?
    How much $ for implants?

    My teeth are giving me “Jippo” since the hygenist had a go at them. So much for dental hygene!! I now have to “suck” my food……. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Veronika

    :-)

    #91130
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    would suggest you try sensodyne toothpaste for a few days before the more drastic and expensive options.
    I have found sensodyne works for me also works for my daughter who was in agony tillshe used it.best of luck.

    #91131
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    Hi there Veronica and welcome to the site..i think the sensitivities will go given a little time and very gentle brushing.
    Salt in hot water is soothing to the gums as well.
    A full set ranges from 1000.00 upwards depending on the technician and where you are in the country. My tech is still doing a full set for 1000.00.
    Inplants are horrendous in price..saw a show where it was 1000.00 for one or two..whoa..

    #91132
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    When I looked there was no-one doing dentures as low as $1000. I think it cost about $1500 for extractions and a set of dentures I was never able to wear (long boring story).

    #91133
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    the denture quote was for dentures alone olwen.
    Loads of people never were able to wear dentures, and they never did anything about it.(.esp the lower ones were at fault.)
    My tech said he never raises his price..so it must have been extremely high priced in the first place.

    #91134
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    And when I priced dentures alone they were at least $1400. I phoned every technician in town.

    #91135
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    Thank you everyone for your responses.

    Sensodyne, unfortunately has been of little use. It seems I have gum disease. It was accelerated by the hygeneist. Had to have painless while she was working on me, and I am no whimp! Couldn’t brush my teeth properly for up to 3 weeks after she had finished working on me. Things got worse, not better. I am about to throw in the towel….. I thought dentures would cost in the region of $15,000 to $20,000. Had no idea you could get them for as little as $1,500. Has anyone out there had implants? If so, how much did it cost? Was thinking of trying the dental school. Thought I would go to my grave with my “own” teeth. Fat chance. Also I do love to munch on an apple and eat a lovely rare steak. Not easy to suck on an apple, but my steaks are tender enough to suck on. Just not quite the same though!
    Thanks in anticipation of more feed-back. Veronika :-)

    #91136
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    Are you in Dunedin? Do have your dentures made at the Dental School.

    The best set my mother ever got were a student’s final examination set. And your extraction would be much better managed than mine was (just a local).

    #91137
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    i have a little chopping machine which chops up the apple just right to still get a good munch on them veronica, but you may still be able to chomp whole apples, maybe with the skin off.

    #91138
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    Thanks for the feedback. I think I’ll forget the apples in the meantime. The Dental School sounds a good idea. I still have no idea of cost though.

    Veronika

    #91139
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    i am in the process of having a full set of dentures made up for me at the cost of 1400..i have never had any trouble eating food with my dentures i can eat nuts and bite into apples with no trouble..my reason for getting new ones is they are well over the ten year old set and i felt they had lost some fitting of my mouth,due to shrinkage as one gets older..cheaper to have a new set than muck around relining them.if they give me trouble at the begining its important to go back to the technician and get them checked,may need a little adjustment.if this new set is as good as the last lot i have had i will be happy.

    #91140
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    let us know Pearly.. and good for you..a great success story in something that plagues alot of people.

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