I basically let my teeth completely go. No work done in over 20 years. Aged, they wore down. I had teeth that were bad, instead of having them fixed, I had them pulled, so I was missing teeth. Then I had a lot of crown work done 20, 25 years ago, and that started coming apart on me. I felt like, I had to do something. I was just losing my teeth. I figured, when I came, that okay, I’m probably a candidate for dentures. No. They fixed, a pretty much permanent fix for me, that I’m real proud of. I didn’t think it would ever happen. I’m anxious to come back and get the bottoms done.
We replaced them with crowd, and that’s all attached together, and you can’t tell where one starts and the other begins. From side to side, they went all the way across with bridgework and crowns.
I had to have some, a couple teeth removed, also. That was filled in with bridgework. Soon as I put them in, it was a perfect fit. Really right away. It took a day or two to get used to it, but after that, everything’s back to normal.
Before this, I was having to pick spots in my mouth to chew. I was cutting off small pieces and chewing on one side, and that’s just about all I could do. Now, things are just, in the short time that it’s been, I feel like I’m back to normal.
Your teeth directly influences your health, in more ways than not. If you have sore teeth, that has a direct influence. There’s other health issues. Like I said, I think the biggest one is self esteem. You just feel better about yourself, getting out and meeting people. I’ve been single for about three years, and now I feel confident about getting out and meeting friends and having a good time now.
I told Dr. Thresher when I come in, I said, can you fix them up where I can feel confident about asking a lady out for a date? I got one this Saturday, actually.