BIG FAN OF SECURE ADHESIVE!!!!

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Oh my goodness!  I have had my dentures, full uppers and lowers, for a few months now, and have REALLY been struggling to keep them "glued" in. I haven't had as much trouble with the upper, but I still have had to try several different adhesives to keep them secure. Now, my lowers have been a nightmare. I've spent quite a lot of money on quite a few different locally-bought adhesives, and I was about to give up. I don't have a lot of bone left on the bottom because of erosion due to lupus. So, my lowers don't have that much bone to hang onto anyway. Then, no matter what adhesive I used, my lowers would start clacking around in my mouth after a couple of hours no matter what. And, every time I tried to eat anything, no matter what it was, within a couple of minutes, there they go again, clacking around. Very embarrassing. I got to a point where I would just automatically take my lowers out before eating anyway, but then I would end up with a funny-looking mouth while smiling and talking during a meal. And, if we were out in public at a restaurant, Starbucks, anywhere, I'd worry about whether the bathroom was for one person only or for multiple women. The former was no problem because I could lock the door and wash my mouth and lower denture out and put the denture back in. But, if it were a multiple-user bathroom, I'd worry about having to do that in front of other people. Agony! Well, PROBLEM SOLVED! I had read on other denture forums about Secure adhesive. So, I ordered that online. SMARTEST decision I've ever made in my life, y'all! This is like SUPER GLUE for dentures. I'm serious! I can eat again! I even ate a tossed salad yesterday with no problem! I have been so worried about this, just terribly worried. My dentist was advising me to get implants so I could snap my dentures into my mouth. Trouble is, that costs $2,500 per implant for a total of $20,000 (four bottom and four upper). Um, hell no. That would take a HUGE chunk out of my husband's retirement savings, and that is not happening. He is a house painting contractor and works a very physical job, and he is now 53 years old. I want the poor guy to be able to retire and not work his ass off the rest of his life. I don't make enough money after bills to pay $20,000. I have lupus and other health problems, and even though I work full time, money is tight. $20,000 is a sh*tload (sorry for the curse word, but hey) of money. I've even looked at the possibility of flying to Mexico and getting mini-implants, which are much cheaper, especially in Cancun, but hello, that would still be thousands of dollars I do NOT want to spend. Fortunately, problem solved. If I could kiss the inventor of Secure adhesive, I would do it. I'd kiss the ground he or she walks on. My only problem now is getting my uppers unglued in the evenings before bedtime. I think I'm going to buy the little hook (online) that teenagers use to . . . no, I think I might actually be able to use a small crochet hook. I'll try that first, and if that doesn't work, I'll buy the little hook that teens use to unhook their retainers. I don't want to damage my dentures in any way.   Alright, sorry for the length of this post, but the short version:   I LOVE SECURE DENTAL ADHESIVE AND RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY!   P.S. There is a very brief burning sensation when I put them on, but I just notice it for a few seconds, and then all is well. I have read online to not eat or drink for the first 15 minutes after putting them in, and that works. Enjoy!
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Mary Roach

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Nola Walker Martin

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I am so glad something is working well for you!  Now, about removing your dentures at night....why?  My dentures stay in until they want to come out....I sleep in them.  I replace whatever adhesive I am using when they no longer want to stay in my mouth.  You can brush them in place just as though they were your actual teeth, so why take them out?  When we could get Cushion Grip, I would leave my dentures in for days. 
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Janice Ann Floyd

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Where can you buy Secure.
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Cherryghost

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I have free 2 day shipping at amazon.com so that is where I buy mine.
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Janice Ann Floyd

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0k thank you, I found some at Walmart.com and on their website. I'm going to get me some and try it in the bottom
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Carolyn Ivey

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I have 4 implants in my lowers and they were a lot of money. My lowers still come out eating some food and I also have to go wash them out after every meal. Food still gets under them and is very uncomfortable.
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Cherryghost

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Can you use adhesive? How long have you had them?
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Janie Rhodus

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Thank you for sharing that. I am sorry to hear that you are having problems... I thought that the implants "RESOLVED ALL"!?️!?️!?️ Hummm.... Hoping that you can find resolution somehow after going to that expense.
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Annette Golombeski

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When you use secure, doesn't your spit get really slimmy and its hard to talk right..I quit using it because of that problem.
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Ken

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If your dentures are loose, the secure will absorb water., saliva, etc. And expand/swell. If your dentures fit good or you have a soft liner that does, the secure seals tight. I used a Popsicle stick to spread it out thin.
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Everyone seems to think secure is waterproof, but is not. It is not water soluble. There IS a difference.  Secure contains the glue (I think I read it is basically the main ingredient in chewing gum) and cellulose (wood fibers I think). The cellulose absorbs saliva, etc. and swells to seal, keeping the adhesive part dry and allowing it to do its thing. If your dentures are very loose (which most immediate dentures are before long) it never seals if you just run a bead where your gums go. But if you have a good fitting denture or soft reline and spread it out even and thin, it is awesome. I have put it in at 5 a.m. and had to pry my dentures loose after midnight.
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I haven't used it yet but I will definitely let you know. I heard that a little bit goes a long way.