Remember the story of the man who went dumpster diving for dentures? Well, there are worse places to go looking for dentures, like a cemetery. But that’s what a man in Macedonia has been accused of: digging up graves to get dentures that he could then sell for a tidy profit. And, of course, he took gold fillings he found along the way.
The macabre entrepreneur was employed as a guard by an Orthodox Christian cemetery in the town of Tetovo in the western part of the country. Apparently he felt this job didn’t pay enough and he thought he would make a little extra money by selling gold fillings and dentures in neighboring Serbia. That he took off corpses in the cemetery. When he was arrested, the man had 12 sets of dentures on him, and four gold crowns.
Say, that reminds me of an old joke. Two men are sitting next to one another on the train–told you it’s an old joke–and one of them is having trouble getting his dentures to fit right. As much as he fusses and fidgets with them, he can’t get comfortable.
The second man notices what’s going on, and says, “Are your new dentures causing you trouble?”
“Yes!” says the first man. “They fit terrible, and it hurts a lot. I can’t take it.”
The second man offers to help and reaches into the pocket of his black suit coat and pulls out a set of dentures.
The first man protests, but he is convinced to try them on when told that they are clean. “These are too tight,” he says, handing them back.
The second man reaches into his coat and pulls out another set of dentures. The first man hesitates only slightly before putting them in. “These are too loose,” he says.
The second man then reaches into his coat and pulls out a third set of dentures. The first man tries them on, finding that they fit perfectly. “That’s great!” he says.
The train has reached the station and both men get up to leave. The first man says, “Thanks! I really appreciate your help. I’ve never known a dentist who kept so many sets of dentures with him.”
The second man puts on his tall, black top hat and smiles. “I’m not a dentist,” he says, “I’m a mortician.”
It’s highly unlikely that a dentist would actually give you a set of dentures made for someone else–in this country grave robbers are exceedingly uncommon and morticians don’t actually travel with dentures in their pockets. But when you get a set of economy dentures it can often feel that way. The fit may be terrible, and it’s impossible to imagine that the dentist actually intended them for you.
However, we can get you great-fitting neuromuscular dentures that will feel like they were made for you. Made for your gums, your muscles, and even your skin, which is where the rejuvenating effect comes from.
To learn more about the benefits of these great-fitting dentures, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a Philadelphia denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
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