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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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    condor
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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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    Hi Veronica
    if you have gum disease you would probably benefit from taking Co Enzyme Q 10. if you wish further information you can phone me (09)8180199 Ann

    #91142
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    I have had my dentures for about 40 years now (Not the same set) One of the problems with them is that from the day you get your teeth out your gums keep shrinking. So you are faced with having them replaced every so many years. It varies from person to person and at the age you were when you had them out. While mine aren’t so bad and this set I have had around 15 years. My wife had hers out at a much younger age, she had a new set about 5 years ago and is having trouble with them already. I have heard you can have titanium implants into your jaw and have dentures that clip onto them but have no idea of the cost or practicalities of this. Does anyone else know anything about this?

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #91143
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    The dental clinician I go to recommends relining about every 5 years, he charges $2000+ for a full set, but if you want a Rolls Royce you have to pay for it, I would say if a full set can be done for a $1000+ I would be very concerned that they are made properly as the meshing is very important, he told me he has never had to repair a broken set of teeth that he has made, so the cost can be a factor between a good job and a bad one, this clinician also said he had a client that had to have the titanium replants removed, he has made her a full set of dentures, this guy goes into the operating theatres to do reconstructive plates after accidents, he is really good but expensive

    #91144
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    It’s the old story; you get what you pay for I suppose.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #91145
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    Hi this is the first time for me, Im in my early fifties and I am having alot of trouble with my teeth, my dentist wants to sent me to a bone specilist
    but I just want them out…I would like to hear from someone that has had there’s out, what do you go through, and can you get the dentures in straight away….after seeing the lastest LOTTO advert I don’t won’t to look like the old lady.CHEERS R.

    #91146
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    I’m going back to 1981 when I had all my top teeth out and a denture fitted straight away. I had the impression done a couple of weeks before and the denture was made up and ready for me. I’ve always been able to eat normally, steak, apples, anything. 27 years later they’re as good as the day I got it. With a bit of luck it’ll last another 27 years. I’d hate to have to have it replaced, not only because of the cost but I doubt I’d ever get such a good denture again.

    #91147
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    Hello Lorna…thanks for that, well your one are going good, I guess in 1981 to 2008 thing have changed even the cost, I will start doing my homework and ring around…I am nervous but it has to be done.CHEERS.

    #91148
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    Hi There
    I had my top teeth removed and dentures fitted straight away 4 months ago. Cost $1300 total including extractions with local anaesthetic, free return visits (for minor adjustments) and a reline after 3months (for shrinkage which always happens). I was dreading it but after repeated abcesses I had to go ahead, and it was all much easier than I expected.I understand bottom dentures are harder to adjust to and my dentist would consider implants when I need my bottom teeth out, not sure of the price tho’- I could check for you.

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