HELP! dentures took away my pretty face and im only in my 30's!
While I was taking several medications attempting to get the right ones etc, my dentist mentions casualy that my gums are receading. Thats it and that ment zip to me so time went by. I switched dentists for insurance reasons and the new dentists told me I need a pariodontist. The periodnotist tells me god your only in your 30's but its too late you need a full imediate denture for both upper and lowers! He almost cryed with me. How could this have happened? I got the upper denture and my smile is not the same , my face looks different and people notice it. They fit fine and look nice" not cheap" but i dont look like me any longer. My pretty smile is gone . I need the lowers done ASAP as my gums now have gotten so low I can even notice it now, in front. Im assuming that because my dentures are thicker than my own teeth that thats why they make me look different? As it made my upper lip thinner and it looks like they are bigger than my natural jawline was?
I'm afraid my face will look worse I have seen people have that collapsed face look and I dont want that. What can I do? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Or experiences of others .