Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

False teeth, and nearly 1000 blog posts.

Most of my blog posting has been on my stitching blog lately, and if you are interested, I was tickled pink to win four ribbons for my patchworks at the Lilydale Show last weekend. I've been making mug rugs and other small items for Xmas, and haven't thought much about posting here. What have I got to say that will interest anyone out there?
I went to a dental technician today - NOT a dentist. I have had upper dentures since I was about 20 and I noticed recently that the plate was so thin I could almost see through it. The thought of it breaking in my mouth while I'm chewing something hard got me looking up dental technicians in the phone book very quickly! I was told by the lady who takes the calls that dentures should be replaced every 10 years or less. I said I didn't think about doing that, as I've never had any trouble with mine all these years. She said the teeth will have worn down making it hard to chew, and I said I hadn't noticed it. Then she said my face will be caving in as the denture won't be supporting my mouth like it should. I had a look in the mirror and agreed that I have been looking a bit haggard in the last few years :-(
So off I went today for the first appointment to have the impression made. The chap was very friendly and helpful and we chatted about all things dental. Not being a dentist, he didn't try to persuade me to do something about the broken tooth on my lower teeth; in fact he said my lower teeth are in pretty good shape, which made me feel a bit less guilty. He asked which dentures I wanted - the premium or the less expensive, and I asked for the cheaper ones. The premium dentures cost around $1500 and last longer. I said I didn't think I need worry about having them last any longer than my present dentures, so the cheaper ones will do. They will cost $950, and I will get about $300 back on my health insurance. Ouch. Why is everything costing somuch money this year? Oh well, I guess I shouldn't complain. It sounds as if I've actually saved a few thousand dollars by keeping my original dentures all these years.
I just discovered that this is my 998th post on this blog. What do people do when they reach a bloggy milestone? Most of the crafty people have some kind of giveaway. Well, why not? When I do my 1000th post here, I'll send a little pressie to everyone who leaves a comment. You will have to email me your address if I don't already have it. Don't hold your breath; I have no idea when the next two posts will be blogged here!


Blogger Isabelle said...

They don't make things like they used to...

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012  
Blogger FredaB said...

Almost 1000 blogs - that is pretty impressive. I just hit over 500 and that seemed like a lot.

Good luck with the tooth department.



Friday, 30 November, 2012  
Blogger Kent Davis said...

Congrats on getting your dentures done, Gina! It's good that the thinning gets noticed before it broke inside your mouth. The average period dentures last is between 5 to 10 years, depending how you take care of it, and as the contour of our mouth changes, it too, needed to be adjusted and re-aligned.

Thursday, 15 August, 2013  
Blogger Mark Gel said...

My mother's denture is old and she needs another denture or needs a repair?
She's wearing her denture for over 6 years.

Esteem dental care

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016  

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