3rd set of dentures for first time user

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I am currently on my 3rd set of dentures.  The first two were a nightmare sliding all over my mouth unable to wear.  I waited a couple years and got the 3rd set.  I feel like the top is still too large , unless I wear adhesive.  Is this normal?? I know the bottoms never fit exactly.  Still better than the first two sets.  At least I can actually wear these, to a point.
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Barbara G

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Tammy
Hi Tammy
so sorry  you re having so much trouble and spending so much money
Have you told the dentist that this set  does not fit and have you asked him to make adjustments??
Barbara
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Hi Barbara, no , I am going this week to have another adjustment and see what they say.  I was just reading over some of your articles , I will be documenting this journey all the way through, lol.  Thank you for your advice.  :)
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Try a product called DENTURE FIT. It works. Read reviews. Look on YouTube. Several videos on this by people who use DENTURE FIT.
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Tammy Crowe

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Thank you NormaJean.  I am going back this week to talk to the dentist about it.  
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Tammy no it is not normal. I have never had to put adhesive in my top denture. Your top densure should fit like a glove. Nice and tight and snug. If there loose and moving on you they are to big. Your upper gums have a natural suction so when you put your upper plate in or take it out you should beable to feel that suction. Exspecially if they fit properly. Unfortunately you need to take them back and let them know whats going on. DONT SETTLE for anything thats NOT PERFECT. Anything you spend your hard earned money on should be PERFECT.
Sharona
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Thank you :)
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Sharona
I am trying to figure how much fixodent type products cost on average a year???

Do you know?  In addition how  often or how much do relines cost over a 10  year period?
I am just trying to know what dentures cost  long term  and how often thy have to be replaced
Thanks
Barbara
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It really depends on your mouth's structure whether or not you need adhesive. And. No one persons experience is the same. I wore adhesive even when I didn't need it because I wanted the added security. Now with a horseshoe upper I need it anyway. But. My denture doesn't slide around. If it's sliding around it's not right
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Hi Debi , i'm curious about the horseshoe upper ? how does this work ?
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I have finally found a dentist who actually listens, lol.  Of course I have made maybe 4 visits just for adjustments.  But , they are actually fitting pretty good.  I am just have to get used to them being in my mouth, everyone says that comes with time.  The upper horseshoe should fit tight, but not so much it hurts.  I still wear a little denture adhesive just for security, lol.  IF they make you gag, they are too long and the dentist can fix that easily.  Also any sore spots you may get.  Those are the easiest.  Good luck!!
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Jaz1967 it is easier shown..let me upload a series of pictures. If you notice, theres alittle bit of palate. Only the U shape of the palateis taken out. This is sometimescalled a short pallate denture.
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Here it is in place, and you can see the palatial tori... also note how far forward my sift palate comes in my mouth. A regular denture works. But I get headaches due to the pressure on the tori and it's impossible to swallow easily due to my soft palate being restricted. As for eating... i eat anything except corn on the cob. I ate kraft caramels this morning. .let me find a video.

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My mouths tiny. I could do smaller teeth and get 14, but then they looked funny. I have 12. Notice the denture goes all the way to the back of the gum, into the hinge. I could do 10. I use adhesive. Twice a day. This week i noticed they fit funny so I was using more. I took off about 1/8 of an inch across the top and polished it. The fits fabulous and back to twice a day. I have 2 sets. I usually switch in the morning and evening but sometimes I just brush and go if they still feel secure... the collage is me. Left was March at a concert. Top right is before. The right bottom is my immediates (i was exhaustedin that photo and I thought the teeth looked great...now I cringe!!!). The middle right was my full palate ultralight which is the one I took the palate if and am wearing in the left pic. I'm 10 pounds heavier due to injuries but I think I look amazingly better. Not bad for 54...
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WOW, Those are amazing!!  I have to go back again upcoming week.  I am talk to my dentist about this!!  I can't do anything that well!!!  I get about the palate.  I am so distressed from the headaches and gagging reflex.  I am thankful you explained about a short palate.  That information will be extremely helpful.  And I had no idea that teeth came in sizes.  Lots of information!!  Thank you so much!!!
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Thank you Debi  :)
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Boy kiddo, you have had quite a time.  I do not have my permanent dentures yet, but my husband has worn them for about 15 years and he has not had those types of problems.  He is my guide through all of this and I know he sometimes will wear adhesive on the top, but only if he feels them not feeling secure.  The bottom of course requires it.  He encourages me and I know he eats everything with exception of corn on the cob.  Seriously!  Take care and yes, they should be perfect.  I know I have been going weekly for over a month just getting my mold for my permanent ones just perfect and they keep telling me at my dental office, don't worry if I have to go back many times..........they are really advising me to be sure they are perfect, so I am.  Good luck and hang in there.  Be picky and as others have said, it is your money and your mouth, so don't be afraid to request and expect your needs be satisfied.
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Dorothy  Inman

Hi Dorothy

It sounds like you have a very good dentist and you are a very informed patient

You can not ask for more then that

The bottom dentures are usually more  of a problem, that can be solved  with implant secured dentures.  I am as I always say an implant advocate

I guess if we consider the cost of relining and or adhesives over a 10 year period the implants would amarotize itself.  

Does anyone know how much adhesives etc cost a year?

Dorothy you are a very informed denture person and we would appreciate you being active on this forum

Barbara

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About the long term cot of dentures a compared  to getting implant supported dentures:
I guess what  I forgot to say is that dentures have to be replaced (in addition to the cost of relining them ) Over a 10 year  period dentures have to be replaced at least once (doubling the cost of dentures)  where implants do not have to be replaced.    Implants also preserve  the jaw bone.

Barbara
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One tube of adhesive should last 3 months. $15 a year ??? Hard Relines here are $150. Soft relines? 50 No more than 1 per year adter shrinkage, so NO it won't balance out the cost of implantation. Not to mention not everyone is a candidate for implants. I'm not sure I'd want them anyway, based on failure rates, infection, jaw injury, repeated dental visits, surgery to repair or remove infection which most insurance companies don't cover, and other problems... it's not a feasible situation for many. Besides, I can come up with $5 for a bottle of powder or tube of adhesive. $150 for a hatd reline?? Yep. Even $500 for new upper from RK if needed. I cannot save up to $5000 or $10,000 at one time...
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I have a full palate upper denture and a bottom partial.  thus far, I need no adhesive.  I have suction with the upper and denture clasps on the bottom.  Only eating and speaking is a task.  I see my Dentist later thus week for some adjustment?
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Hi Edna Linden

How is your eating and speaking problem Now?
 Ha your dentist helped to resolve that problem?
Barbara
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Well, returned for the previous adjustment, demanded to see the dentist when I called and made the appt.  She, herself, did the adjustments, much better, top gum was way too big on the denture.  I have 2 more spots to be adjusted and surely I will be finished.  Was told , I will be wearing adhesive for the rest of my life . But on a good note , not very much.  Much more pleased. Thank you all!!