Dentures?? Well, Bonnie didn’t actually ‘eat’ them but…
My first mistake was to wear them to bed but I was tired and figured, what the heck. In the middle of the night I woke up and the dentures really hurt so I removed the upper ones and laid them on the nightstand…. My second mistake.
A few hours later I wake up to the sound of crunching and there is Bonnie on the nightstand chewing on them. I grabbed them from her (they looked OK) and placed them in a drawer.
Mistake #3. I pull the dentures out from the drawer and lay them on the SAME nightstand as I get dressed, but I have to use the bathroom. When I return, the dentures are missing and Bonnie is lying at the edge of the bed looking down. I feel around under the bed a locate them. They still look perfect so I clean them and put them in. No problem! This was two weeks ago.
This past Sunday I take them out for cleaning and notice a 1" X 1/2" crescent-shaped crack. I touched it and the piece fell off. At this point I made mistake number four… I tried to fix them myself. When will I learn? I first tried Superglue but I couldn’t get it to flow.
Mistake #5… I used this stuff call Gorilla Glue. Now I don’t know if any of you have used this but it’s super strong, waterproof and glues just about anything. The one drawback? It expands to 4 times of the amount you apply. What a mess!!! Glue everywhere! I never did manage to get that piece attached but I was able to cover the denture, my fingers and oh yeah… Somehow when I sat the bottle down, I glued my wife’s laptop to her desk (since rescued from the Gorilla’s clutches).
So there I was. It’s Sunday, ribs are grilling, Monday is Labor Day and when I call my dentist on Tuesday he tells me that he has surgeries all day. So I eat yogurt, soup and bananas for 3 days.
Early Wednesday I go to my dentist’s office and once he gets off the floor and finishes laughing his A$$ off, he says wait right here. He returns 20 minutes later and informs me that he was able to remove all of the glue. He asked me what kind of glue I used and when I told him he said, "Oh no, you should have used Superglue"! Sheesh! He told me that he was sending it to a lab and they would rebuild the denture and I would have it back the same day!
I then nervously approached the receptionist and asked her how much I would owe ($3000?), and she said, "Oh, I’ve aleady billed your insurance company. You owe nothing!". Not even a deductible!!! (AETNA).
Five hours later I had my dentures back! I looked at them closely and couldn’t tell where the break was. He said because they added an extra, thin coating of resin. They also replaced one of the teeth!
Anyhow, I think I learned a lesson because my glasses broke today and I took them right in rather than use Gorilla glue.
Happy camper here!
Tomorrow just about starts the weekend!! Have a Good one!
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