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My sister runs a dentist office and was telling me about how sometimes even something as small as just a teeth cleaning can boost ones self esteem. So I can image what dentures will do for someone who's got a bad grill. My mom, on the other hand, she got the full dental implants a few years ago, and she absolutely LOVES them. But like I said, they were around $75k or something. They were not cheap. Lol I know though, that I will probably never be able to afford anything like that for myself, so I'm just coming to terms with that. But I just hope dentures aren't as bad as I think they are, but unfortunately, I've allowed myself to be swayed by social stigmas regarding dentures. I'm also afraid of having all my teeth pulled. The idea freaks me out.

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My mother went the opposite route and started with dentures and after getting an inheritance she got full dental implants. They cost her a pretty $76k USD. She said she was tired of not being able to eat so many different foods, she went for it. (I don't blame her) but as for myself, I am 31 and starting to lose my own teeth. I'll probably be getting dentures myself in the near future. Is it true that you taste things less with dentures? My mom said you actually use your top pallet to taste and since dentures cover the roof of your mouth, you ultimately taste less of your food. Are there food you have to avoid? Or food you should only eat? Another thing she said, but I didn't really notice, was that dentures push your lips out further than your natural teeth. Was this true for you? And do you know if it's the same for everyone? Do you ever worry about your dentures slipping when you eat or, most worrisome to me, when you talk? How effective are the adhesives out there? Another thing, are you, or do you ever feel embarrassed about them?