Adhesives and eating

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I'm on day 10 after 19 extractions. I have immediate dentures. I only have 2 stitches. I use powder adhesive but my lowers just won't stay in place. Also I still can't eat anything with my dentures in. Can anyone give advice on how to learn to eat?
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It might take a little bit of time for everything to heal so you can eat. I had trouble with eating and keeping dentures in place until I tried Secure. You can’t buy it at stores but it is available through Amazon. I haven’t used anything else since I started using Secure Denture Adhesive. Definitely worth a try.
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Judy Napier
Judy the first thing you have to do is go back to your dentist
and tell them there is something very wrong 
There is something wrong with everything and tell them you want it taken care of

Get a New calendar only for your dental problems
 Write down the date you first went to the dentist plus every visit and every phone call you are making about your  teeth
Just report back to this blog and let us know what positive
action your dentist is taking to  help you
what is the name of your dental group and have you looked up on the internet and examined any complaints against them??
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Affordable Dentures
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Hey Judy! So I dont believe there is anything wrong with your dentures. Its not far fetched to see youre having trouble eating only 10 days after 19 extractions and dentures placed. It took me a good month or so to eat semi solid/soft foods and longer to learn to eat and chew. Eventually I got mad enough (after healing and reduced swelling) and hungry enough that I just started biting into things. I can eat a cheeseburger no problem now.

4 months after I was eating anything I want. You may need some adjusting on the bottoms if they wont stay in. I don't use any adhesives because the fit is fine for me. Bottoms are a tad floaty but I have learned to hold them in place. I know ive only had dentures for 9 months but I had a bottom partial for 4 years prior to my dentures. So I'm no expert but my suggestions for eating is give it time youre relearning talking eating etc. Its your new normal. Maybe a different type or kind/brand of adhesive.

Id say it's not totally uncommon for bottoms to be loose and need adjusting. My dentist offered adjustments and a soft reline as needed. Once you get your permanent dentures I hope the fit will be better for your mouth. But I dont believe that this is horribly wrong for 10 days after.
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Thank you
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I know that feeling of frustration and not being able to eat. I have faith you'll get there!
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Judy look up Affordable dentures on the internet and see if there are complaints against them
One way or another get back to them for assistance with your problems
Barbara
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Columbia dental college   posted the following information  on dentures supported by implants:


What Can You Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?

Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular denture. You will find it easier to speak and you won't have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. You generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before. However, you will not be able to chew hard or sticky foods because they can damage the denture.

If you have an implant-supported denture in your upper jaw, it can be made to cover less of your palate (roof of your mouth) than a regular denture. That's because the implants are holding it in place instead of the suction created between the full denture and your palate.

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I looked up the office I went to and it was all 5 stars and great comments. I've been back once for sores from rubbing. They fixed that and I don't have any more pain. Just trouble eating and keeping my lowers in
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I've had dentures for a couple years now and still have problems keeping the bottoms in. I hear its common.
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From the internet:
 Implant Supported Dentures:
  • Provide tremendous support and fixation so you can comfortably speak, chew, and smile.
  • Keep your upper and lower jaw bone from receding which prevents facial shape changes like the “shrunken” look.
  • Perfect option for patients with dentures who do not want to go through the expense required for individual tooth implants.
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Judy, I had mine done at Affordable Dentures & the Dr., staff & location I went to had 5 stars & I've been very happy with my choice! All locations are not the same, so people have to go by the "Reviews" of any location! That goes for ANY place they go, look at Reviews!! I had 18 extractions 2 months ago top & bottom & had immediates put in that day. I ate only liquids & soft foods for 3 weeks. I gradually progressed to some semi soft foods & ate them for another 2-3 weeks. I gradually moved onto other foods. Some I'd try but couldn't eat without cutting into small pieces. Your gums have to heal! You can't put adhesive near open sore gums! I didn't start using adhesive like described on package for at least for 4 or 5 weeks. Yes I had trouble with lowers especially until I started using adhesive. I finally was able to start eating a wide choice of foods at about 6 weeks. Some worked out & some didn't. Everybody is different. Now at 2 months out, I still have trouble eating thin pieces of lettuce & biting a whole slice of cantaloupe. Still have to cut cantaloupe into pieces. I'm a little different since I had a bad under bite that my dentist corrected. But many things I have no trouble biting off. Each food is a trial & error. I can eat peanuts, but I can tell when chewing, my gums are still tender chewing hard nuts. My AD dentist told me many have trouble with lowers! I often have to use adhesive 2 times a day, 9 a.m & again around 2-3 p.m. Sometimes the lower adhesive last until almost through eating dinner. If I'm almost through eating I don't re-glue. It's too close to bedtime to remove dentures and rest my gums. I have no trouble with uppers staying put...unless I drink a Diet Coke or Coke Zero & that seems to loosen adhesive. Good luck & try to learn to use your tongue & muscles in mouth to help hold lower dentures in place. That's what my dentist said & it helps. It just takes time & patients....but you can do it!! 
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I have read many people say that Cushion Grip had been their “go to” for many years, but that it had been discontinued. People on Amazon were listing it for $399.00 for one tube, not kidding. I found it, now being manufactured by another company, but says it’s the real deal, for $19.99. I ordered it, figuring it’s worth a try
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Oh wow! Thank you!
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I am 3 weeks in with top and I have dry mouth issues, which caused my decay to begin with. Adhesive is the only thing holding mine in. I am still rinsing with salt water and my gums are still sore. If you are diabetic you heal slower. Plus I have bony spots on my gums still. It takes time and people have different tolerance to pain
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Hi Shelia, when you say boney spots on your gums do you mean you can see your bone thru your gums??? I have an area where bone is exposed on the ridge the dentist created to hold the lower denture the stitches wouldnt hold and she said it would heal on its own but its been 2 weeks and I can still see and feel the bone. Im not sure what to do .
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Hi Shelia, when you say boney spots on your gums do you mean you can see your bone thru your gums??? I have an area where bone is exposed on the ridge the dentist created to hold the lower denture the stitches wouldnt hold and she said it would heal on its own but its been 2 weeks and I can still see and feel the bone. Im not sure what to do .