MedicalI'm 45, and had my remaining  teeth pulled, and had 4 dental implants top and 4 bottom for dentures! AMA!
Jul 10th 2017 by 1968camaro • 38 Questions • 1467 Points
It was my last chance for teeth, 9 hours in the chair!
Proof.. The bill for new dentures an X-ray and the charges for the anesthesia. http://imgur.com/a/vvple
EDIT: WOW thanks for all of the questions!!! Since you are all so awesome I will admit to you, I wet my self while under sedation!!! [bring on the jokes]
EDIT2: THANKS AGAIN FOR THE REPLIES!! After 12 HOURS I gotta crash! I will answer any questions tomorrow.
How are you able to afford this? Seems like it would knock out my life's savings.
My SO has a good job... With out her I would be FUCKED!!!! It was a TON of cash!!!!
Is she a high roller or just somebody with a good plan?
Wow that's intense, any particular reason that you'd like to divulge? Understandable if not.
My wife just spent 10 grand fixing her smile, worth it in the long run but man is this stuff expensive.
Between genetics, bad habits, smoking and night grinding. The remaining were fixable but not stable.
It is a DUMP RUCK of cash but I gotta eat somehow! LOL I have an AWESOME SO, she helped!!!!
I have good experiences with benzodiazepines regarding my fear of dentists. Get some and then go to your dentist.
It depends on what the other drugs you might have to get during the procedures. Sometimes they don't mix well.
So how much did you end up paying for everything including extraction and implants?
IDK if you are asking rick or me..LOL I'm about 35K
not quite understanding you... sooo you got 20 teeth pulled now you have none... so did you get dental implants or dentures?
No teeth! The implants are in the bone [see the X-ray] and the dentures get screwed into them.
I feel like if I were getting that much hardware in my mouth I'd want the dentures secured by magnets and removable.
They do make clip on dentures in this set up. They are not as secure.
The set that is in right now are the bridge for the implants. They need to be held in their original placement position while they heal and the bone grows into them, 3-4 months. Then I will get a final set that is fit to my now bare healed gums..
If you can afford it get the fully ceramic ones, they look way nicer.
I would get theZirconium if I could afford it.
I'm looking at doing something similar soon(no implants at first) and I was quoted way less. Extraction cost a lot? How long did that part take?
It was about 20k For extractions and install implants.
How long to get the teeth out? Or the whole process?
The bottoms was about 1.5 hours. Then I had to go back and had the top removed and 8 implants that was about 4 hours.
I had to hire a mobile Anesthesiologist [2nd pic.] I was only under for 4 to pull and put in implants, the rest was fitting the dentures.
The pain was later and ALLOTT OF ICE AND DRUGS!!
What did you exactly do that all of your teeth had to get removed? Were your teeth injured in any way? Did you have any illness that affected your teeth?
They were decayed most broke, I didn't get them.
Just lack of care and bad genetics. Smoking did not help as well!!!
Are you having issues with 'spurs' in your mouth? How do you deal with them? My boyfriend is 30, has top dentures and he will cut into his gums to get little pieces of bone and teeth out that are hurting him. Anything I can do to help him? Any way to keep his gums healthy? He likes to nom food without his dentures in...
YES a few!!! They suck!!! The dentures are over my gums so the only thing I can do is rinse under them. They will work them selfs out it takes time.
Thank you for this AMA. I'm 47 and my teeth/crowns are falling out. 4 this year. My dentists (I've seen many) tell me it's bad genes. I have sjogrens syndrome that causes tooth decay. My question for you. Do I invest in replacing crowns or go for dentures? I have 7 teeth on bottom all with cavities and 7 on top. It is so embarrassing. But I've been putting off my decision. Do you still have pain? Do they work well?
Hello, WOW DAMMMM thats a ton of work! I had many canals and crowns. Thats crazy!
Even though it is a lot of money already spent before this started and the money to get here I would say YES!! I am 6 weeks in and just beginning to eat ANYTHING but i think it will be worth it. They throb and it is strange I need to get use to the entire thought of them. I think about every bite and chew. It's funny things you can eat even with bad teeth but with implants everything is new.
Good luck to you my friend!
Not really a related question, but how come this is so super expensive? Not from the US here, but I had two molars removed, and got implants and a bridge put back in at 17. Costs were only abt 1500€ I believe, and insurance covered it all due to my age
I'm just curious about how there can be such a huge difference. I think in my country it would be 20K at most.
Insurance covers almost NONE of this!! We get overcharged for weak insurance [and it about to get worse] But that is another conversation!!
I had some complications so that drove the cost up and I was not screwing around with other people.
I have had a ton of issues with many different dentists, I like this gut and trust him. That is worth a bit more to me.
Semi metallic Electron Blue.. some day......
So since you got teeth pulled out... Do you have any memory of when they pulled out your wisdom teeth?
Sincerely, scared teen worrying about getting their wisdom teeth removed in the future
Oh, yes I remember my wisdom extraction. I woke up in the middle!!!
Just do this... Have them ALLLLLL out at once! Get the pain over with! Its not that bad, just take the drugs and keep the holes clean. Dry socket BLOWS!!!
I just noticed that! LOL gimme a break I have been on drugs for the better part of 10 weeks!!! LOL
How much did it cost for everything? Would it have been possible to get more implants but just too expensive?
It will turn out [with the problems] to be about 35K.
The location and placement of them is VERRY detailed and tracked. They did a radial CT of my head then planned where they went, down to the millimeter!!!! There is only so much space and bone density to place them. If you lookout the X-ray, the tops are all within my front bone mass they do not go into my sinus. The placement is also NOT STRAIGHT the backs are on an Angle and there rest are "in the best place" . 8 was not a final number until they knew what the bone was like.
So basically it could be more but that is what "fit" to my situation.