I had advanced periodontal disease, which I got from my mother, and all my teeth were loose, and we had them extracted and got implants put in. I got four in the bottom. I got four in the top. The dentures go right over top of them; they connect. I call them “Snap ons.” You just snap them on, and they just stay there. They’re permanent. Well, I can take them out and brush them and stuff for cleaning and things, but I can eat anything. It’s a wonderful thing. So I have eight of them. Eight implants. I don’t got to glue my teeth anymore. I used to … I should have invested in Poligrip, because I used so darn much of it. Going out for lunch could have been an issue if I didn’t have any extra glue with me. I had to be careful what I ate, be careful what I ordered because things just … they didn’t fit right and they were just a mess.
You try to eat something, or a steak, even something a little bit crispy or hard, and it some kind … You know it could get underneath and just be awkward.
So I don’t have to worry about things like that anymore. Everything’s good as far as eating, even speaking. I smile a lot more because I now my teeth look good, so I’m not conscious about them. I’m not thinking about it anymore. Don’t fool around with it. Get it done once, and get it done right. My only regret is I didn’t do this years ago. That’s what I should have done. I could’ve had so much more time enjoying this, instead of fooling around with everything else. So my advice is just to, if you’re having problems, get it done right the first time. You get what you pay for.