@sp1915 Yes, I am considering the bottom denture that screws in. I haven't taken the time out
to research it enough or to talk to the dentist that does that, but I plan to.
@Micshad I started smoking when I was ten years old. I suppose I was about 16 years old when
I started smoking more on a regular basis. I married at 17 so at that time, I was probably smoking
about a pack per day. There were a few times I had quit over the years such as during pregnancy.
I quit a very long time ago, around the time they first introduced the prescription patches. I worked
in a hospital and I knew most the doctors so even tho it was great insurance, I received everything
free anyway, even my prescriptions. I was very dedicated to quiting and the patches did help as I
probably wouldn't have been able to without them.
Yes, dental issues can cause a lot of things to go awry in your body. Heart problems and even these
phantom ghost smells of smoke. I smell it right now. YES, it could of course be something else, not
my teeth that are causing this annoying aroma. It could be totally sinus related. They say that polyps
in the nasal cavity causes phantom smoke aroma too. Brain cancer is a biggie as often people with
brain tumors report smelling strong smoke.
Just to look at my teeth casually, you wouldn't notice anything wrong with them. Some people when
they smile, their gums show. My gums do not show. My point is gingivitis is taking over and some
of the teeth are beginning to elongate from the gums. It's just not noticeable unless you pry my
mouth wide open and pull down on my gums.
@Susy_A No, I don't have dental insurance and I will just pay for it 50/50 or whatever their
terms are for pay half now half afterward. By the time I decide what type of teeth to get, I will
have probably already paid for all the extraction on the bottom. I'm not too concerned at the
moment in regards to the top, I think those will last mostly for a few more years.
I would think implanted teeth ..... tooth by tooth, would be very expensive. I remember my
friend way back in high school one summer she was life guarding at a resort beach during the
summer break. She missed a rail climbing up to the lifeguard stand and hit her top teeth. She
had a couple of teeth replaced and they were CEMENTED in. I thought that so odd when she
told me they had cemented in a couple of teeth. That was way back in the 70's.
Yeah, I always had very nice looking teeth and I am looking forward to some BRIGHT WHITE
Oh.....my grandmother could never wear her teeth to eat. She would take them out when we
would go out to eat. One time she left them on the table and fortunately the waiter did see
them wrapped in the napkin and did not throw them away.