Anyone had luck getting a denture that's way too big fitted better?

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Besides having a new one made? I went in Monday morning and had 21 teeth extracted, 7 mini implants and immediate dentures. I know I'm in the early stages but these dentures are making me miserable. I can't close my mouth all the way. I look like a combination of a horse and monkey. I have cried non stop over my "teeth". And I haven't been able to eat anything since Sunday night. I really don't have the money to have a new set made so I'm hoping y'all can offer some advice on these things. I'm going to call when they open because I think I've got a few sore spots.
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Hi Katherine, I'm sorry your going through this with no resolve yet. And yes I'd be crying to.
I'd call, tell them you have to be seen and need something corrected right away. You've paid money to have them done and I would expect them to make this right for you some how!
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I did go in this morning and they fixed a couple of sore spots but said the immediate denture wasn't suppose to be perfect it's just something to get me through so I don't have to go without teeth. I showed them how bad it sticks out all over my mouth and they said I could have a soft reline in a few weeks and that might help. They seem to think it's fine and I'm trying not to be difficult but it takes a lot of effort to keep my mouth closed and I can't open my mouth wide enough with the teeth in to even fit a fork through them. I was really hoping they would fix it but I didn't have any luck today. And I'm guessing there isn't much they can do since they said to wait on the re-line.
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To be honest, I call bullshit that there isn’t anything they can do for you. My temporary looks just like my real teeth and was not too big but if it had been I would have flipped out. You paid a lot of money and should not have to go without eating or anything else uncomfortable no matter what. Sorry if this is ranty, but that seems like an injustice that must be made right. Good luck! :)
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I was in tears and told them that it's not fitting right. And no I've never had dentures but I'm pretty sure the top part shouldn't be pushing up that high on my nose and stuff. They said it's an adjustment and I will get use to it if I keep them in. I took them out tonight and ate some soup. It's not ideal but I don't know what else to do at this point. When I talk the teeth don't move at all, my lips just move around the teeth. Right now I'm wishing I would've just kept the bad ones. I could function with those.
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Katherine, I agree with Sarah's post. You have paid thousands of dollars and deserve to have them fit properly, even if they are your temporary ones. Don't let them tell you there is nothing they can do. If you become "that patient" they will fix the problem if you know what I mean. You seem miserable and that's just not right! I KNOW there is something they can do. They haven't even tried to fix the problem, just told you there is nothing they can do. I would not leave their office until they DID do something. 
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They won't open back up until Monday. I'm suppose to go for a check up with the oral surgeon Monday and then back to them the 23rd. I've been in twice this week and was told the same things. It's too early to take any off or anything else. It seems like if they would shave some of the top of the acrylic it would help. And they said the gag reflex usually lasts about a month. I just don't know how to make them do something. They are saying I'm impatient and trying to rush it & maybe I am, I just had this done Monday, but this top denture is horrible, my bottom one hasn't been too bad, it started getting lose today I guess because some of my swelling is going down. They just told me to come in for sore spots but to wait for the reline
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I was told to wait for a reline too, but I also didn’t get a denture that was too big for my mouth. It seems they messed up making it from the impressions beforehand and that should be made right. The dentist doesn’t even do the making of thr denture, instead a lab does, so it’s possible a huge mistake was made and forcing you to just deal is wrong. Mine are loose as hell now but I haven’t been able to get in for a reline yet snd mine was done in November. The reline won’t make them better if they are too big, the reline just helps them secure to your mouth after swelling and healing has taken place. If they won’t help you tell them you will go elsewhere and you want a full refund. Then bring up a lawyer and see what happens. You have every right to a second opinion at least so seeing another dentist might help. I certainly don’t want you to be nasty if you don’t have to be but persistence is necessary when you go through a change like this and aren’t satisfied with the services you receive. All businesses, including dentistry require good customer service to survive. Apologies again for the rant. I would just be so upset and angry if that happened to me. I saw my dentist 3 times in one week and every week for an entire month because of sore spots, adjustments, and just general questions and I was never turned away or treated like I was inconveniencing them. Best of luck and best wishes that you can get this fixed.
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My nose isn't usually that crooked. I just think if they would trim some of the acrylic up top it might fit better on my gums and not be pushing in my nose and all around it.
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I guess I'll have to wait until next week. They aren't open on fridays so I can't do much today. I'll just try to fight with them this weekend and see if I can get something to work out.
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It looks like you can at least close your mouth which is great. Mine felt pushed up to my nose too in the beginning but that subsided after a week. I think it was mostly swelling for that. I know they shaved mine on the inside to help with sore spots but my dentist wouldn’t take any off the top for my nose because doing that can cause it to not fit after swelling goes down. That could be what’s happening with yours too. I hated that I couldn’t put chapstick on and rub my lips together for a week haha.
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It takes a lot of work to close it lol
As soon as I open my mouth is teeth central. I know I need a little more time but with these things constantly clamped together it gets aggravating. I think I would feel better if they would move when I tried to talk. I constantly look like I'm trying to talk through clenched teeth. It just looks so weird to me I guess. My teeth don't move just my lips
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I had the exact same problems you stated. It does get better as the swelling goes down and the healing starts. I'm a little over a month out from having my immediates after 25 extractions. And I'm about a month and a half from getting my permanents fitted according to my dentist. I've been getting a lot of compliments that they are starting to look "natural & fit my face more". They feel better too and I know a lot of it is because the swelling is still going down some. I would say the first two weeks are the worst for this feeling. The next two were better. Had a soft realign at a month and holy cow! Talk about a difference! That's when my confidence sky rocketed. I smiled a full smile at everyone and everything! Hang in there, as that swelling goes down it will feel better.

I had the same, not being able to close my lips naturally, same thing, it's getting better everyday. Still can't rub my lips together, but it's getting closer. It's hard to be patient! I totally get it. Lots of warm salt water rises. My dentist said do it about 20 times a day to aid in the healing.
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Thanks so much. I just feel even the teeth are too big for my mouth. I'm glad to know it does get better. I can't eat with them or talk with them. They barely come away from each other so I'm constantly talking through clenched teeth. My husband says I look weird cause my lips move but my teeth don't. Him nor my kids can understand anything I say. When I try to stick a spoon through them to eat it will barely fit through. That's my biggest problem, is as of right now I honestly don't see how I will ever function with them. So as of now I don't talk cause I can't and I barely eat because I guess all of this has just got me down. I'm just regretting it right now. I can deal with the poofiness and weird feelings of having it in there but I can't deal with this not being able to talk or eat with them. As of today my mouth won't close at all, not like the picture above.
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You just had this all done this past Monday right? So you're just shy of a week? My first week was bad too & practically resorted to writing things out. Used a lot of hand gestures ( not all nice ones to my husband either!! Lol) to point to what I wanted. I did what I call a baby bird feeding. I had pudding for most of the first week. I'd put it on the spoon, get it to my lips, tip my head back and let it slide in. Seriously. My kids (8 & 16) laughed so hard at me, but it was the only way I was some what comfortable eating. Try that, might help get something in you. I hate soup, so the closest I get to that is spaghetti O's. I did the same thing as with the pudding.

My dentist told me to leave them in for the first couple of days. I didn't like the feeling without for the first week after that either. But now, when I'm home, most of the time I leave my bottoms out and just have my tops in. If you're at the point that you leave them out for a little bit, you might be more comfortable eating without the lowers in. I found I could forget to the spoon a little better that way. I'm just getting to the point where I can chew some soft food a little bit. I mostly cut everything up like I did for my kids when they were learning to eat. It's a mental battle for me because I seriously want to just chomp into a burger or a piece of chicken so bad it makes my mouth water.

Keep reading through old posts on here too. You'll find suggestions that might work as well. Remember your not alone in this battle! This is a great community that will help pick you up for sure. I had all mine done beginning of December and it made me really depressed around Christmas. The people on here helped.

Sending hugs your way! Chin up, you'll get to the point that you're so glad to have done this. Promise!!
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Yes I just had it done Monday. I watched all of these people on YouTube that documented their daily journeys and I thought I just wasn't doing something right lol
All of the ones I watched had so much luck with their speech and stuff. I go back to the oral surgeon Monday for a check up and I'm hoping to get these stitches out. And then I've got to call the dentist for an appt cause my whole upper gum is sore where they are rubbing. Hopefully it will get better. If I can learn to half way speak I'll feel so much better. I've got a birthday party for my little one in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping to at least be able to speak even if I haven't mastered eating yet.
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You'll be so much better in  two weeks time, you'll see. It's been three months for me now and it feels weird when I have them out now. They've become just part of me. I hated them at first too. Had to go back many time to have them tweaked to fit me better. My bottom ones still get sore on occasion. I have another appointment in Feb. so will get them shaved a little more then. Be sure to use your salt water rinses a lot to help the healing process along. Keeping you in my prayers Katherine. 
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Thank you so much! I can't wait to be one of these people that can comment later on how awful I thought it was and what helped me. I'm just so glad I found this site. It has helped a lot. Now if I can get better with these things