Affordable dentures - second lining peeling off

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So I got my dentures over four months ago now. It has been progressively getting looser over time which I expected. I got them at affordable dentures, and they cheaped out on the second lining. I had to remove the bottom dentures completely and put in stuff I bought from walmart and then got densurefit to fit it (didn't work). 

The top one is slowly peeling away from the old liner and from the denture. 

I am so annoyed. They got alot of money out of me and I don't know what to do now. The one I went to is an hour drive from here, and then an hour back. To others that may be a small drive but I haven't had my license long (yes yes, I'm 41, old to get my license I know) and I almost fell asleep at the wheel once already on the way back. 

What do you suggest as a solution? I'm still on my temporary dentures. It will be another 2 months before I get my hard reline. 
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Melissa

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I am only guessing but maybe use more adhesive? I know the frustration. The dental industry is out of control charging ridiculously high prices and never getting the work correctly. I have spent thousands on an upper partial and been to dentist after dentist trying to get it to fit properly. Very hard to eat and speak. it really is a racket with these overpriced inept dentists.
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I'm with inertia40 - I'm using a ton of adhesive (Secure) and hoping for the best until my new partial gets here.  I guess we could start a regulatory agency and get the politicians to buy into OUR racket of overseeing the dentists' racket.  But power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely so I don't think I'll bother getting involved in all that.

Support those denture makers and labs that do good work and operate ethically.  Don't buy into the lie that you have to go through dentist, or a local dentist, or even an hour-away dentist.  There are a lot of scams out there, but if you do your homework, you can find good, honest, hard-working denturists who can make you a good permanent cheaper than if you used insurance.

My solution that I've come up with to my dentist's ripping me off for an acrylic clunker of a partial that has never fit right is to try Russell Klein's services.  He's a retired denture maker in Florida (by all accounts) and his collection of satisfied customers is very impressive.  He has an enormous following on Facebook and I did enough research to feel more confident in his ability to make me a partial than I have in my own local dentist.

I'm hoping the new partial will be here in a week or less.  He got my wax try-in right the first time (it's all done through the mail) where my dentist has had 3 shots at getting it right and still can't seem to get a wax try-in that allows me to close my teeth correctly.

I hate sounding like an advertisement for somebody, but I hate worse knowing that people are getting ripped off by their dental providers.  I paid $850 for my immediate partial from my dentist so I could save my insurance for the permanent.  She said my permanent would cost me about $1000 out of pocket.  Russell's top-of-the-line partial will cost me under $800, even with all the postage.

Hope that helps.
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I wish legislature could or would do something. But it seems when we add regulations, we add departments. And the more that get added the less competent the staff is. Made me anti-democratic party some days!
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Shelly
will your insurance now pay for the RK permanent denture???
Barbara
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I use so much adhesive. I'm reapplying 3 and 4 times a day. I was just in the middle of eating a half a sandwich and the bottom popped off so had to apply new adhesive. I've gotten to the point where eating is so aggravating I'm starting to avoid it. I'm hungry constantly because I can't eat anything properly. I feel like crying. At this point, I'd rather have my old rotten teeth back. At least I could eat. 
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One thing I discovered after my dentist quit giving me soft relines for free was Seabond liners.  I read on one of the posts here that if you took a spray/mist bottle and misted the inside of your denture, then put in some adhesive powder, misted again, put on the seabond liner, misted again and put on adhesive powder, misted again and put it in your mouth and held it for 5 minutes, you would get an incredible hold.

So I tried it and by golly, it made my very loose partial very snug!  And I ate twice in it and it still held!  And it was so much cleaner getting it out of my mouth at the end of the day - it was almost like a miracle.

If you can, grab a bottle of adhesive powder and a pack of Seabond liners.  Try that and see if it helps.  The worst it will do is cushion your denture and last through a meal.  The best it can do is last you all day.  Good luck!
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Melissa
you have to go back to that dentist and tell them this is not acceptable
Insist they they make it right
If they can not rectify or will not rectify it then we must ask for a refund 
It's terrible for you that you are so far away from the dentist. One hour is very long for a new driver and a new driver that is not a teen  with those  teen  instant reflexes.
I would only suggest about the driving that you stop off mid way and go into a diner for coffee and cake.  If not take some coffee and something with you and pull off the road
for 15 minutes and have a break and be careful 
Please let us know how you are doing and what you have deceided because this is a learning blog and we learn from each other
Barbara
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Barbara G

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Melissa
you have to go back to that dentist and tell them this is not acceptable
Insist they they make it right
If they can not rectify or will not rectify it then we must ask for a refund 
It's terrible for you that you are so far away from the dentist. One hour is very long for a new driver and a new driver that is not a teen  with those  teen  instant reflexes.
I would only suggest about the driving that you stop off mid way and go into a diner for coffee and cake.  If not take some coffee and something with you and pull off the road
for 15 minutes and have a break and be careful 
Please let us know how you are doing and what you have deceided because this is a learning blog and we learn from each other
Barbara