The new teeth are in!

by Robyn Wright on October 27, 2015

in Health

Robyn's New Teeth Are In

My new teeth are “installed” finally. I just had the final oral surgery Monday morning to remove the rest of my own original teeth and 2 old bridges and they immediately put in the full upper and lower dentures. These are not implants, just regular dentures. I mention that again because it is one of the most common questions I get. All of this work cost about $9,800 which is a lot of money for me, had I opted to go for full individual implants for all my teeth it would have been $30,000-$40,000. That is waaaaaay out of my price range. Now the picture above shows the teeth in but my cheeks and lips are still very swollen – you all know I’m not that puffy usually!

robyn ready for oral sugery

Ready for surgery Monday morning.

old teeth 10.26.2015

This was the last of my old teeth and old bridges yesterday morning before the final surgery.

But back to my new teeth and my new smile. It is very odd to look in the mirror and see all of these pretty teeth in my mouth. After not having this ever really in my entire adult life it is just shocking.

Yes, I’m in some pain, but nothing unmanageable. Today is worse than yesterday, but that is normal. I had to go to the dentist today where he took out the dentures for the first time and boy does that feel odd. I go back again tomorrow for more adjustments. This will be a regular thing as I am healing and to get the right fit.

I did a short periscope video yesterday and today about how it all feels. I’m going to try and do this once a day for a few weeks so that other people who are considering getting dentures will be able to see and hear how things progress for another person. I’ve read a lot of stories online, but I like video better myself.

Day 1 With My Dentures

Day 2 With My Dentures
Thanks again to all of you who have been so supportive of me on this journey. If you want to keep with the daily videos you can watch for them on Periscope or I also have Katch.me channel where they stay longer. I’m sure I will do another blog post or two over the next few months as well.

Do you have any questions about the process that I might be able to answer? Any tips on having dentures that you would like to share with me?

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{ 16 comments }

1 shellypeterson October 27, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Your teeth look fantastic! I am sure what pain you have gone through is well worth the pretty smile you now have and have wanted for so long! I have really bad teeth myself so I can imagine how nice this must be for you. I am so happy for you!

2 Robyn Wright October 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Thanks @shellypeterson:disqus. I hope that you will have the chance to get your teeth fixed soon too. It really is a shame how expensive dental work is. Everyone should be able to afford a beautiful smile and healthy teeth and gums!

3 Kristen October 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Wow, what a big difference! You must be so happy! I really like that they don’t look “too perfect” they look like they’re just you’re own real, beautiful teeth!

4 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Thank you Kristen!

5 Kelster October 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

So happy for you! The new teeth look great.

6 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Thank you so much!

7 tannawings October 29, 2015 at 2:26 am

I thik you look great and am following along with you on your journey. It will get better.

8 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Thank you!

9 Lisa Brown October 30, 2015 at 6:50 am

You look fantastic! Love the new smile :) How/what is the daily care for the dentures?

10 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

I have to take them out and soak them and brush them – no big deal for maintenance, but I hate having them out.

11 pricousins November 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

yay so happy for you! you look great!

12 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Thank you!

13 salexis November 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Oh my goodness. They look amazing! way to go ;)

14 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Thank you so much @geckodaisy:disqus

15 SheilaV November 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I am so glad you shared your experience. It takes the mystery out of the process. I love your new smile. Your new teeth look so good on you! I am sure we can expect some great selfies :)

16 Robyn Wright November 28, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Thank you – I was happy to share for anyone thinking about going thru the experience.

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