My Pearly Off-Whites

When my last “anchor tooth” split, I realized that I could no longer wear partials, and I had to face the prospect of having my teeth pulled and wearing dentures. Implants were suggested as the ultimate fix, but they also inspired dreams of being in debt to my mouth for years to come. I opted, for the time being, to try to live with dentures. I was sedated when the teeth were pulled, and I awoke to find the dentures already in my mouth. I was surprised that I did not feel more violated by this large oral contraption, but it felt rather comfortable, considering the trauma my gums were dealing with. That event occurred a week ago, and today I am learning to live with my new teeth. They look good and did not change my looks, something I feared. I am grateful for my dentist and friend, Dr. Ron O’Neal, and for my new dental surgeon, Dr. Gregory Langston, who pulled my teeth and made me feel as comfortable as he possibly could, even calling me in the evening to check on my condition. I don’t have the artificially white teeth that movie stars sport, but I have a beautiful set of teeth that fit me and make me enjoy flashing a big smile.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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2 Responses to My Pearly Off-Whites

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thom, I am in the last month of over a year of bone grafts, stitches, appointments, missing tooth because I didn’t like the temporary flipper , etc. before getting an implant of one tooth. We have also spent out of pocket several thousand. Hopefully by year end I will have my tooth, and it had better look good!

  2. Dental implants are the best way to replace one or two missing teeth, but can get quite expensive, especially when you have multiple teeth to replace! We are happy to hear you found a great solution!

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