3 months with full uppers

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I am coming up to 12 weeks with full uppers and what a journey it has been.  For some of you it has been hell, but I'm pleased to say that the 3 month mark, is where I can say, yes I made it!  I've been through the sore spots, adjustments, soft relines, learning to eat and speak, trialling all sorts of adhesives and basically just having to learn to live with them.  Do I ever get used to them in my mouth?  Nope, I know that the upper is ALWAYS there, but now I would be lost without them.  I have a beautiful set of teeth now, I can smile, I can eat what ever I want, and now I no longer have to worry about any of my old teeth getting infected or falling out. Do I get sick of the routine of having to take them out to clean, etc?  Yep, but having them back in my mouth, makes it all the worth while.  And best of all, people can't even tell they aren't real!  I just wanted those to know who are constantly struggling with their dentures, that I am one of the positive stories, as there are others who have not regretted their decision to go down this road.
(PS:  Secure adhesive is great for my upper, even on a soft liner.  Lasts up to 12 hours +)
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Awesome news!  I don't use anything on my uppers as, even though they don't fit right, I used the densurefit and they fit now and I don't use any glue or anything to hold them in.  And thank God for that cause glue is gross no matter what kind, nasty stuff.  If you got a soft liner done on your uppers you shouldn't have to use any glue or goo at all, ask them to fix that right away.  My lowers only flop around when I'm talking and I'm upset so I try not to be upset, in public at least and that is great news and good for my disposition.  I don't use any glue or goo on my lowers either except for the Japanese equivalent of Cushion Grip.  I mean, I've never used Cushion Grip because I just got my dentures a little over a year ago and they weren't making it then so I don't really know what it's like.  Just ordered some from Amazon so we will see.  The lowers don't fit either as I've grinded down the squeezy parts and the extra parts on the ends, plus they broke in half when I dropped them.  However, with that Japanese stuff I'm able to make a temporary soft liner and that's enough to hold them in sufficiently.  I took all of my fixodent, secure, poligrip and other glues out to the apartment building's rubbish can, opened up all of the tubes and jumped on them.  Good riddance glues!  I will never use them again (crosses fingers, toes, arms feet and eyes!).  
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Hi Spicy,  I have already had 2 soft liners done, and the 2nd one fits well, only a little loose at the front, but should be getting my permanents in a months time. (I live in NZ, so maybe our dentists do things differently).  The glue is only to keep the front a little secure, and for my peace of mind really.  I don't need another reline done, in fact if I was to get a third done it would completely change the upper liner and the fit in my mouth making them too bulky.  I'm just waiting for my permanents. I'm really happy with my immediates in the interim.  It sounds as if you have found a way to make your dentures work for you by using the equivalent of Cushion Grip, which is awesome. Glue can be extra work. It's great that we can share what works for us, and what doesn't, trial and error. That's why this forum is so good. All the best with your denture journey :-)
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I am going on my 4 th month soon with both upper and lower dentures. But having trouble with the fit. Haven’t been able to even have them in as too bulky. Should I have them redone totally as afraid if temporaries don’t fit right how will the permanent ones be? Please give any input. Thank you.
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That is what I said to A.D. You cannot get the temps right, how are you going to get the perms right? Give me my money back, and they did. I stillhave and use the temps and my $6,000 is in my account. They kept some of the extraction money, about half because those fuckem idiots broke my good teeth offinstead of leaving them or pulling them all the way out. idiots
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I agree with Spicy.  If the dentist has made your dentures so that they do not fit you properly, and you have made them aware of it......they either have to fix them properly, replace your immediates with new ones (them not being your permanents), or failing that to your satisfaction, replace your money back in full.  Because they did such a terrible job on your temporaries, then I would have very little faith in them getting the permanent ones correct.  I personally would be doing a lot of research to find someone reputable to make my permanents, seeing as you are so unhappy with this set.  You should be able to wear your lower and upper comfortably.
Let us know how you get on.
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So happy to hear that you transitioned into your dentures so well.   I    hope to have the same results!!   I    am  a little over a month away from my Eday (2/25) for both top and bottom dentures.  it is nice to hear positive news.  Hope things continue to go smoothly for you.  
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Hi Kellie, let us know how you get on with your journey. The month will come around fast.  I found the anxiety leading up to E day, was actually worse for me.  After that day, it's just a matter of taking one day at a time, and having the patience to get through it.  You will have your "Oh what the hell have I done" moments, but there will be no going back, and if you have a great dentist and the right attitude, you'll be fine! :-)
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Thank you for sharing. This was a blessing for me this morning, because I pick up my full set today and I was feeling a bit nervous. It's been a long three months living without teeth; and while I expected to feel self-conscious when out among others I have found an increased peace at just being myself and not worrying about other's opinions. I've placed myself in more social situations without my teeth than I have just living my life in the past 5 years dealing with other visible handicaps. Now what to do with close to 100 face masks that I bought because I thought I would need them to feel comfortable, lol.
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Congratulations on getting your full set today!  Hope you are happy with them.  You'll have a big learning curve on how eat, speak, and cope with them, so these will be another new adjustment in your life.  All the best, and keep us updated :-)  Thanks for putting a smile on my face with your 100 masks!  :-) :-)
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It's good to know I am not a unicorn when it comes to this being the best decision I ever made, having a well fitting denture and few complications. Congratulations on a very healthy choice!