So, Deanna guessed it. I lost my teeth. Not all of my teeth, just the bottom dentures. I still have the tops, but when I wear just them, I feel like a can opener.
First a little back story, I made the decision to get dentures right after I had Vivi. My teeth had always been very soft and after having 2 kids, they just got worst. I would wake up in the morning and literally spit pieces of tooth out because I grind my teeth in my sleep.
I was also completely traumatized by a dentist when I was a child and I hadn't gone in a few years. It took all my inner strength to gather myself up and go to get this done. I sobbed sitting in the waiting room on my first consultation.
3 years later, I am relatively happy with the dentures. I have a smile again, but it does come with some draw backs. It took a really long time to get used to them. I can't really bite into anything because it loosens them. I have to be careful about spontaneous laughter, just in case they go shooting out of my mouth. Then there is the overnight trips with other people. It is almost impossible to sleep in them and I have to get up really early and put them in so that no one really sees me without teeth. (My sister saw me once and freaked out)
For over a week now, I have not left the house because I lost the bottoms. Saturday night, I was on the computer, and I took out my teeth because they were loose and bothering me. Because I was so busy with what I was doing, I laid them on the table next to me and I was going to put them in the bathroom the next time I went in there. Well, I forgot, which I frequently do, and when I got up the next morning only the tops were where I left them. I have NO IDEA what happened. We have torn the house apart looking. Matt has gone through the garbage, we have moved furniture and everything, they just disappeared.
I am at my wits end. I called the dentist and they want $1500 to replace them and it's going to take a few weeks to have them made. I am suppose to go on our annual vacation this weekend and then next weekend I have a family wedding.
I showed a family member who is going on vacation with us what I looked like with just the tops and she said that you can't even tell. I feel very self conscience and I can only eat really soft thing. Not to mention that it isn't very comfortable and effects my speech.
My only option is to go on vacation and then next week I have an appointment with another dentist who specializes in dentures. I believe they will be able to get me temporary bottoms and then we are discussing the option of titanium implants so I can stop using denture glue. The implants also completely eliminate the bone loss that regular dentures cause.
This has been a complete nightmare!!!! I just really wish I knew what happened to them. I can't even imagine where they went other than they got thrown away by accident and they're gone forever.
Maybe I'll take a picture with just the tops in and you guys can tell me what you think?