I have read all the post in this thread. I can only relate my experience.
I had suffered years of toothaches, ugly fangs and bad breath. I had a full upper plate installed at the Naval Disperency (sp) on Treasure Island in San Francisco.
The best I can remember, they had pulled all my rear teeth and I only had the front six teeth remaining when I went in for my plate.
After all the fittings and the plate was made they pulled all six teeth and put the plate in at the same time.
This was in 1955.
I have the same plate they made in 1955. I have had one relingment and one tooth csme out and had to be replaced. I don't have to use the "Goop" to eat most any thing, Steaks, corn on the cob, apples are not a problem.
You don't have to continully spend money, suffer tooth aches or make dentist appointments.