Could someone answer a quick question about upper denture thickness?

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Could someone answer a quick question? My new immediates are super thick on top. I am not gagging but there is no room for my tongue along the roof of my mouth. It seems that there is an excessive amount of acrylic. My roof was large now it has been severely diminished and totally not the same as the shape of my mouth.. Also there is a mound of acrylic behind the front upper teeth making it impossible to form certain words. Can this be ground/drilled/or adjusted by the dentist?
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I am not sure what you mean by no room for your tongue. However the roof or palate of the dentures should be an exact mold of the roof of your mouth. Mine fit exactly to the roof and its tight...the sides on the gums are a bit uneven and it rocks a little. I am hoping a reline will fix that. I dont have a big lump behind my front teeth either. Its smooth just like my gums....because its a mold of my gums. You should go back to your denist and ask him what can be done.
Good luck to you.
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The palate of your dentures should be no more than 3 mill or even thinner in thickness.Super high impact acrylics these days are rather strong.The big lump behind your teeth is possibly the build up of acrylic that allows for the contact points of the lower teeth .Hope that makes sense. 
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I got my final set of teeth two weeks ago.  At first I couldn't wear them without some pain.  I went back in to Aspen Dental yesterday and they corrected my problems.  They fit great and I am so happy with them.  No problem eating as I have been eating solid food since the first two weeks with my temps.  So you can say I am very happy now that I have a full mouth set of teeth.  I went so long with only a few rotten teeth and always had pain.  I wish everyone was as happy as I am with the new teeth as I am with mine.  Now I can smile where before I never did.  I use powder to help secure the top and the paste to hold the bottoms down.  I night when I take them out I chew gum to help take the paste out.  Works wonders for me.  I think most people use too much paste to secure their bottoms or tops down.  I use very little.  I use poligrip as I use to use fixadent but it doesn't work for me.  I made up my mind that I was going to eat what I want after I got my first set and nothing was going to stop me.  My best thing to tell everyone is if your teeth don't feel right go back to your dentist and have them work on them.  That is what I did and I didn't have any problem with Aspen Dental as they made them right.  Good Luck everyone!
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I had them shape my upper into a horsehoe shape and I have the roof of my mouth barely covered. I use adhesive. I can eat anything. I went to get new dentures and there is so much plastic and too thick. I keep as emergency set but hate them. I am going to get my immediate dentures duplicated and will find a lab to do that.
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I know quite a few people that swear by this guy on ETSY.  
https://www.etsy.com/people/kleinrussell

He also has a new material to fabricate dentures that looks interesting.
https://tcsdentalinc.com/products/iflex-by-tcs
They're a bit more expensive, but may be worth it?
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I wish more people here had addressed this problem. I am having the same problem. Dentures fit pretty well but top is way way too thick. Bottom teeth are hitting upper palate and my tongue can't reach the front teeth. Glad to hear it can be adjusted. It's traumatic enough to go through this process. I have always had clear diction and this thick plate is making everything impossible.
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It is possible to have your denture palette molded better to fit your palette and had the same issue aspen dental told them reheated and shaped them to better conform to my palette no issues here anymore!
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I got mine the same day as my extractions, and mine are too thick too. Seems like no room for my tongue. I cant form words well at all. Im so upset.
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Me too! How does anyone eat with dentures?! I have 4 months to get my fancy ones. Those are much thinner. It drives me nuts waiting.
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Kelly, I have those EXACT SAME problems with mine!! The palette feels like it’s an inch thick. I don’t like that I can’t feel food against the roof of my mouth. There’s no room for my tongue. I can’t form certain words and I gag. I’ve lost my appetite. I can’t do this!!!!
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Well I know how you feel but we have to do this. Next week I get my permanent dentures. I am worried I will hate them like I hate these. I don't eat with my dentures at all and have never worn the bottoms because of my big tongue. But hey...no tooth pain. No ugly smile. Chin up. This is has got to get better. Will let ya know next week.
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I have a question.. I got an immediate partial on top 4 days ago.. no pain, I've been doing pretty good. Talking funny but all in do time lol but my big problem is... there's a gap between the partial and roof of my mouth. Food gets in it and it's making me insane!!! Can anyone help me with this? Is it supposed to be that way?
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Hi, I got a top -denture 2 months ago I'm very upset ,disappointed,they made the teeth so much smaller than my original teeth and my top teeth were extruded over my bottom teeth a bit which I loved it made my top lip bigger and my smile was much bigger, now you can hardly see my top teeth, I went back to the dentist and showed her before photos of my smile , she just said they look good on you. getting nowhere with what I want with my dentist. Inquired to another dentist it will cost me a lot to get another top denture!!
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Mine doesn't fit the teeth on the inside of the top are barely above the gum line.l need to use a lot of glue.Is this nomaral.No vacuum at all.
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I had that same problem with my first set. Of course denist said nothing was wrong with it...
It wasn't until I did 51/2 yrs of research and got my second set I figured out the problem of NO TOUNGE SPACE... It was the positioning of my tounge during impressions. First set Dentist said " Put your tounge back as far in your mouth as you can. So I did. On a Flat plane Straight Back....Big mistake... That caused the impression to ride flat not follow the curve of the roof of my mouth...
This time new set New Impressions I Curled my Tounge Back as Far as I could to the upper Pallet of the back of the Roof of my Mouth, BOOM PERFECT IMPRESSION OF THE ROOF OF THE MOUTH - WITH GREAT SUCTIONS....
You'd Think Dentist Would Be Clear About Where And What Direction We Need To Place Our Tounge Doing The Upper Impression...
Pulling it just Straight Back as Far as You can gives You ALL That Acrylic Behind Your Teeth - and CREATING A TINY POCKET FOR YOUR TOUNGE...
NOTE TO SELF LIFT TOUNGE UP AND CURL IT BACK AS FAR TO THE BACK OF YOUR SOFT UPPER PALLET AS YOU CAN GET GET FOR A GREAT FITTING UPPER DENTURE....
Your dentist will lie and say it's normal if you did it wrong - more than likely.. Because it's they're lack of instructions on that simple YET VERY IMPORTANT DETAIL - AND THEY HAVE TO REMAKE THEM... .
ITS THEY'RE FAULT.... I LIVED WITH IT FOR 5 1/2 YRS...
NO DENTIST WILL DO ME THAT WAY EVER AGAIN...
DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE....
YOUR PAYING FOR THESES TEETH, EVEN IF YOUR INSURANCE IS... IF THEY'RE NOT RIGHT - FIGHT TILL THEY ARE....
It's Called A Bad Impression From The Jump....
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Great advice !!! Thank you thank you .
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Im getting a partial on bottom and full on top with a dentist im not too sure of, im worried have to go for first fitting tommorrow.  Will let ya all know.
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I got my new parcial 4weeks ago and immediate after extraction.as soon as he put them in i said it feels like iv got plum in my mouth.was told to give it a week or so.three days later.i was the same.he shaved a bit off straight piece in front of my fromt parcial.i came back again 3days later.i told him the roof of my mouth is limited causing the way i talked.he try to curve it again making space again i give it another week.i just couldnt wear it family were saying how good they looked.but noticed i was talking different.again back to dentist.explained again.i have too much straight after teeth about 1inch then curves up.it it is driving me mad.i showed my problem.told him b.4 he took my 4front teeth out he put in a temp fitting on teeth that were missing at back for the bite then nx week it took teeth out and fitted the denture in.i think that it been guess work hense causing the trouble im having.again i went back on tues he said he understands tuck more off front trying to shape it ask me 2 try for few days im still having same problem.only when i got home there is now a hole in the plastic were he as try to alter it to a curve shape im at my wits end depressing me but said b.coz gum will shrink i wont get more till aug any advice plz
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Have the same problem Jody had.  Dentist did do some reshaping but still have the same problem.  Also, not only do I not sound like me but because my tongue does not fit as it had many words are hard to pronounce making me sound slow. Also feels constricting on the sides as well as at the front of the roof.  He says to wear the partials all the time, excepting while sleeping, and they will fit better and my speech will improve.  Since the partial is a replacement for a front tooth that broke not wearing it in public is a little more than my vanity is willing to deal with.  After five months still not improved, and people ask where I come from or act like they are dealing with a slow person.  These were not cheap and I had to pay for them myself.  My advise is not to assume the dentist really knows what he is talking about and insist on quality for your money.
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Thankyou im at dentist today i gna politley tell him i cant carry on living like this.iv had hospital appointments and they have politley asked me to finish what im eating.it my denture not enough room.iv never been so depressed.i wake up thinking about it i loose sleep thinking about it.i only go out because of hospital appointments.it aweful and i cant go like this till august.
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I eat without mine. I may not look pretty but I have to eat. It's been hard for me to. Consuming my life as well. But maybe I will get there eventually. As time goes on I have learned what I can eat and What I can't. So aggravating!!! You must eat and keep yourself strong. Pull those suckers out of ya have to . much love.
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They can take a lot away.It will help a lot .
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Need to know if anyone has a trick to get bottom denture to hold?
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Jeannie #3

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My trick is I don't wear the bottom. So far I haven't been able to. So still eating without teeth and it's awful.
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I’m 10 Days since had all my lower out & dentures put straight in
Ulcers are a nightmare bit of bone on my right gum
Orajel helps
Salt water rinse 6/7 times daily
Just eating yoghurt
Slim fast and mash
I’m back on Friday to get my upper teeth removed
One day at a time I guess
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Pris Cook
it has been   9  months since  we heard from you   
How did every  thing  work out??
Barbara
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Hi just thought I would let you all know in October dentist gave me a chrome pallet for my upper denture and wow what a difference I’m really pleased I can talk properly feel the roof of my mouth wonderful xx
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Cath Carney

would you please tell us more about what a chrome pallet 
is and what problem it solved for you  ???   Is this chrome pallet
hooked on to any remaining teeth that you have??

Did your dentist charge you more money for it???

Barbara
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Chrome pallet is metal instead of plastic and gives you the rough and space back so can feel my roof so not choking feeling and more space in my mouth xx
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Cath Carney

 Hj Cath

The question Spicy asked was is  your  denture a full or  a partial denture??
  
Chrome   Pallets   are usually used  in Partial  dentures   and attached to teeth
 that are your own remaining teeth 
It certainly   sounds like a good idea and   it has worked for you

Did your dentist charge you more for the chrome pallet?
Barbara
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Below from the internet is information on upper clip on dentures

Advantages: The overdenture attachments keep the denture from pressing down too hard on the gum line, allowing an overdenture wearer to bite on harder foods without the typical discomfort a traditional denture wearer experiences when biting down hard. Most implant overdenture wearers report significant improvement the level of comfort and function that an overdenture provides versus a traditional lower denture.

A severe gag reflex can cause serious issues for patients wearing an upper denture. Since the fit of an upper denture is derived from the “suction” effect on the palate, coverage of the palate is a requirement for a good fit. When a patient has a gag reflex, it is impossible to extend the denture appropriately. In this situation, an implant overdenture can be a significant advantage and a comfortable remedy. With the retention of the denture coming from the snap mechanism of the implant attachments, the palate does not need to be fully covered, and thereby minimizes a patient’s gag reflex.


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Cath

I would like to know what you told your dentist that propelled him to go the
extra  mile and make a chrome metal pallet for you?

Thanks

Barbara
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I think the immediate denture is bigger so that the dentist can make adjustments as you heal. It may feel bigger because everything is swollen or may just be to big. The dentist can make adjustments. With mine, I had to have some removed from behind the front teeth because my lower teeth were hitting there. I have been in for many adjustments in this first month. I was told to call them whenever something was bothering me. I had some trouble with sore spots in the front as I was healing. It is better to get in sooner if it hurts.
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Thanks for the input. The top is definitely not an exact match to the roof of my mouth. The denture teeth are shorter than my teeth were and right behind them (back of front top) the acrylic is bulged.... There isn't any surface for my tongue to go against without striking below the front teeth. When I try for "k" there is a gap on top,my tongue strikes left and right of roof but not central. I took them out to wash them this morning....was so scared. All went well other than the fact that I got to see my collapsed face with no teeth for the first time :( Cried for a minute then pulled myself together.....it is was it is right? Anyway, I inspected the top plate, instead of a gentle arch like my palate this has more of an indent.....like you would make for a filled cookie. Needless to say the top plate is shifting already. I go next Wednesday for adjustments. So can they grind excess of on the inside?
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I would see if you could get in to see them before then. Did just get them? I just shared my story but I am a month into it and I feel for you. I still hate to have them out because it is humbling to say the least.
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I had the extractions Monday so I am only in 48 hrs but I can already see that the lower is shifting and the top is popping forward. I'm starting to get a sore spot on the bottom where it is cutting down at the edge of the denture. I hate to whine and I am sure a lot of this is swelling and whatnot but with all of the horror stories I have read I am getting nervous.
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I would call the dentist the sore spot will only get worse unless they fix it which they can do pretty quickly in the office
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Kell, I just got dentures yesterday. Top and bottom after getting all the teeth extracted, I also feel like under the roof of my mouth that it's too think. I'm sure I'm wrong, but it doesn't seem like I will ever get used to it. I can't pronounce many things, I just feel like part that sits under the roof is huge. Do they do something about that, or is it I will have to deal with it?? Thanks much! Eric
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I too jus got dentures about 2 days ago. 12/22/15 and it feels like the roof of my mouth is thick. The bottom teeth feel perfect and a little sore but the top feel weird. I went in the next day for a soft resign which made it a little better but I guess I'm just not used to having teeth. Before I got dentures I had no top teeth so you can imagine after 6-8 years I don't know how it feels to have teeth
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I agree with Jenn!

The worst part is that as soon as you get used to them, you'll need another soft reline, which the soft relines get thick after awhile. Mine was just at the point that they had to do a new hard reline so I feel like I am back at square one.

Eventually, I'm told, we will be completely used to them.

You do look great!
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Thank you both so much. I had 26 teeth pulled. Well most were root tips. But it does feel like I have horse teeth!!! Lol
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By the way..... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Wat a big difference beatiful smile this is mine
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I had 8 too teeth pulled and my denture put in 3 days ago I'm having trouble closing my mouth bad over bite can this be fixed it looks terrible.
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My uppers have too much above my teeth so it looks weird.
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They are going to feel big and thick but give it a few days or weeks and they will start to fit. You have to remember your gums are super sore so they may feel big on you. I thought the same thing but then they started to form and with reclines it got better.
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Cath Carney
Cath  what you describe is  uacceptable
You did not do this to be tortured
They are torturing you
Tell the dentist you want it fixed NOW

If not tell them you want your money back
and you will go to a Dentist that knows what he is doing
Tell Them otherwise you will complain to the Dental society
 and sue them

Keep us informed about your visit
Good luck
Barbara
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Hi i went back relined back where gums have shrunk and front teeth now fit on my gums.but im back again tomorow.still dont have enough room for tongue and bottom teeth front are marking upper gum pallet and starting to feel teeth are starting to loosen.my bite without dentures rest on ledge on fangs i had left in.but with pacial not reaching bite.its so annoying trying to explain over and over again.different dentist tomorow.its not like im not trying last time was 3weeks ago x
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Hi Cath Carney
You have a denture that does not fit

The dentist has not made your denture correctly
Go back.  He knows better then you what is wrong
 with the dentures  he  made for you

You are not the dentist but you certainly
know everything is wrong about  your denture.
The bottom line is they do not fit you and if
he has to make a new set for you  that is what he has
to do.

In the mean time he has to adjust THESE dentures
Just tell him that Everything is wrong with these
dentures.  They are killing you  and he must correct it

Do not let him tell you that the permanent ones will be
better  because  If he can not fix the temporary denture
do not  trust him to make the permanent dentures

Please let us know what he says and what he does
because this is a learning site where we learn from each 
other

Good Luck
Barbara
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Barbara G

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Copy Below and google it to get information on dentures that are too thick

Denture Size and Gagging
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there should always be a tight fit on top otherwise its no good and has to be redone.  go to a cosmetic dentist.
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New Smile

    New Smile is posting their prices for dentures 

It really depends on who is doing the work and what state you live in. In Idaho we charge $600-$1250 per plate.

 It doesn’t matter if it’s a immediate (temporary) or a permanent (final) denture. The most important thing I stress to all of my patients is to make sure the clinic makes everything on site and gives free adjustments. Everyone is different and requires a different amount of adjustments
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Many of these denture techs are horrible. You obviously found a bad one. That crap behind your front teeth is not acceptable. They definitely need to remove the plastic from the roof of your mouth until you can rest your tongue comfortably otherwise get your money back and go elsewhere. Don't be afraid to say BS. You paid the bill. I have been where you are. Find another tech after you get your money back. Good luck
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My dentures feel fairly thick too but I am sure that is just a sensation I have because they are foreign to my mouth. The 'big lump' you feel is simply the denture following the natural curve of you palate.

It is going to take a while (up to 6 months?) to adapt to your new dentures. Introducing any foreign object to your body takes some getting used to. I remember 'way back when' when I got my first contacts. I felt like I had logs in my eyes!  Have you ever broken off a long fingernail and it felt like you lost your entire finger? Or got an extreme haircut and you kept reaching back to adjust a ponytail that wasn't there?  Give it time. Your gums have to heal and you need to adjust to wearing them.

It is going to take your mind longer to adjust than it will take your body to adjust. It's not what you are used to.

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Terry Presley
Hi Terry
You asked how you could keep your lower  oer dentures in
One  way   is to get an overdenture secured by
 2 or  3 implants That would really work
beautifully.
They are more expensive then just a  regular denture but it i more like having your own teeth
It's really a quality of life choice
Pretend you are buying a used car.
Do you have a dental college near you where you could go in for an assement and a price???
What state do you live in???
In the meantime go back to your dentist and see if he can fix the problem in the interum
Stay well
barbara G
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Wrong! They are making them too thick. I have had two idiots for techs. Need to get someone who will do a wax one to test in your mouth then make them shave the wax way down to very thin. I always cut down everything with dremel tools. Also, I could pour my own acrylic and make them ultra thin. Most techs do not know what they are doing.
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Desperate Times

Hi
Well you are fortunate you can do this
but
most of us can not do this and this is the Dentist's job
Thar's what we are  paying for

The dentist's   should not be palming off their poor ability on us

Maybe those inexpensive guys  (those mail order denture makers )  Like Jo and 
Russell Kline are better
They certainly are cheaper
Barbara
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I agree you do have to adjust to wearing them. You have never had all that plastic in your mouth before.
On the other hand if you have a specific sore spot call the denist and see them right away. They can grind the denture at that spot so it won't rub....if you dont it will just get worse to the point of not being able to wear them. I feel that thepalate should be an exact mold to your palate. One of the things that is very important is to be able to use suction on the top to keep them in place. If it doesn't fit tight then you can't suck to make the suction work. I would think maybe the mold was not made right or you didnt bite down firmly enough on the material when they took the impression.
Either way you need to see the denist.
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When in doubt, CALL THE DENTIST!!
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I went to the dentist this morning and he did an exam and asked if I had any issues. He buffed down a sharp edge that was hitting my frenulum and also beveled the back edge of my upper plate so there wasn't such a blunt 'drop off' to my palate. It blends down to my palate now and I don't play with it like I did before. It feels more comfortable.

If you feel you can't describe to the dentist what is wrong, draw pictures and show him/her where you are having problems such as sore and/or uncomfortable spots.

Fyllis 

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My dentist told me today that if she shaves the back down I won’t get the suction it needs. I can’t keep my tongue away from it. I can’t eat because I don’t want my tongue to keep touching it and it will if I swallow. She said that maybe it was thicker on the left back side so she sanded it a little? And now instead of being a soft smooth cliff it is a sandy rocky one. When I push on it to make it closer to the roof of my mouth it pulls the denture down in the front. It is driving me absolutely insane. This would be a good form of torture on someone you didn’t like. This is miserable.
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I'm having the same problem. Gagging and can't eat with it. I've had several adjustments and semi perm liner but still feels. Just...gross. I feel your pain.
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If your talking about shaving the back in the middle to avoid gagging they can do that and it will stay in with paste.
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    every one should read this before they get dentures
They should also read this if they are having  problems with their dentures


Click on this article
https://www.carefreedental.com/resources/16-dental-tips/128-everything-that-you-ever-wanted-to-know-...
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I had 17 teeth pulled, temp dentures in this morning! The top teeth do not fit! I feel like I got the wrong teeth. They said don't take out for 48 hours. I can't keep these in and no stitches so it's still bleeding! Ugghhh what happens if I just take top ones out?
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That is awfull and  scary
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Im on hour 30 I cant wait to get mine out!!! They feel way to think cant talk or swallow gag alot myself ive gotten used to them but still having those issues feels like i need to get rid of the upper middle palet completly or i can swallow foods only thing i can eat so far is soups with no solids even spaghetti Os cant swallow without gag reflex I can eat mash potatos just fine so far thats it cant wait for my 48 hour
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Cath Carney profile pictureCath Carney commented on a reply to this question:

Could someone answer a quick question about upper denture thickness?

Hi just thought I would let you all know in October dentist gave me a chrome pallet for my upper denture and wow what a difference I’m really pleased I can talk properly feel the roof of my mouth wonderful xx

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Only thing I want to say is dont get too much shaved off in the beginning. I am 3 months out and have noticed mine are getting looser because so much swelling has gone down.
If too much is taken off then by 6 month out they will be very loose...to loose. For the first 6 months you really just have to be patient and let your gums heal. Of course have the sore spots taken care of right away...but nothing major. On my top they teeter totter...its tight to the palate but kind of rocks on it. If I bite on left side the right loosens a bit and same for the other side. Its very irritating but I am leaving it alone till I can get my first reline. I am hoping that will even it out. I actually dont have any sore spots anymore. At this point I am just trying to keep them tight so I can eat without them coming loose.
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HI Jeannie #3

You have a denture  that does not work
Tell your dentist  that and ask for a refund and see what he says and does for you

In the mean time go to 2 dentists   (2 dentists that advertise free consultations)   with your dentures and ask them how they can correct your problem/

Have you considered clip on dentures that snaps onto 2 or 3 implants because that would solve your problem
If you have a dental college clinic near you that would be the least expensive way to get this   clip on solution
Barbara
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get them relined if necessary...if they don't fit properly it's their responsibility to make them right
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The area I had buffed down today was a definite sharp point that was causing an open area on my gum. He just 'rounded' the point to keep it from poking into my gum tissue. When he beveled the palate of my upper denture, that was d/t it being a blunt edge at the back and it was raising up from my own palate. It now fits more securely and snug and I don't play with it with my tongue at all anymore. Just a couple fine tunings at this point that were causing potentially serious damage to my gums.

Fyllis

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oh for sure those sharp points must be shaved down they can hurt sooo bad in a very short amount of time.  even when i feel mine are ok...i get one sharp one somewhere that i have to go in for.....it actually like the never ending story....llol
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Ladies I am about to cry. I called for an appointment after explaining my concerns and was told the earliest they could see me is Wednesday. I asked if I could just wait in the waiting room and be squeezed in but she said they had a full schedule. I don't know what to do.... It's not been a full 72 hours yet and the bottom plate lifts if I move my tongue at all. The stringy attachment piece (sorry don't know its name) under tongue is getting sore because it is perpetually rubbing on the lower acrylic. My poor tongue has a tiny indent to live in below the lower plate. This is not working out well. My lower plate has shifted and sits cockeyed in my mouth. The two lower canines are different sizes....the elevated one bangs on my (second from center) front tooth. The top plate is all over the place and is rocking forward and back. The top front teeth are so short( and there is no surface area behind the teeth) that when I attempt to say "this" or "that" my tongue sticks halfway out of my mouth leaving my upper front teeth sitting on my tongue about 3/4 " in. I can feel my cheeks ,tongue,and mouth muscles working like hell to properly annunciate but the areas to form words are GONE. I virtually have no interior tooth surfaces, it's all acrylic on the inside....and believe me it is in irregularly shaped mounds! The lips are still turning downward and being dragged across the acrylic in a very unnatural way. The upper two canines are totally different sizes and the entire top is uneven. The front teeth are set flat and horizontal instead of a gentle arch....what a mess. Sores are developing everywhere......

I consider myself fairly tough. I have only taken two of the pain pills. One the first night and one last night. My jaw aches...I expected that. I have bruising....expected that too. I did not expect to walk in with 24 teeth(.....all front teeth upper and lower fully intact....) have impressions made and have the immediates be soooo far off from the original size shape and configuration of my originals. I am seriously wondering if I was given the wrong set!

I am 5'8...... I haven't eaten In days.....I have attempted to(cottage cheese,yogurt,scrambled eggs) no luck...as soon as I try to bite down both plates flop....I have almost choked three times now. Just navigating the antibiotic pill to swallow causes the plates to lift.....anyway....I am down to about 103lbs now. I look and feel like the walking dead! Just thinking that I will be living on a liquid diet til next Wednesday is so depressing. Sorry to vent.....I am losing it though.......:(
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You could try some nutrition drinks so that you still get some nutrients. I found them to be somewhat filling since there isn't much if anything else in your system. Sorry you are feeling so badly. I agree that you should be firm with you dentist. Wed is way to long to be miserable. Maybe try telling the receptionist that you want to speak with the Dr.
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I feel somewhat the same. My top teeth feel like they are and look too big. They wobble. I even tried to reline with Walmart products and they don't work. The bottom is so bulky it gave me a sore between my lip and gum area. The top look like a chip munk with nuts stuffed on the top lip. I hate them. I go to a appointment in three days. I kind of regret this even though I dont have bad teeth now as they are all gone. I had a lot of tooth aches and abcesses.  There must be a solution. It is so frustrating and you get very anxious I cant go out looking like an old hag. I am not that old and i can see that I look older
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How is things now? I am having the same problem. I can't talk right. I have not place for my tongue. The upper is way too thick. Have you adjusted to yours yet? @Kelly and @Mary.
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Debbie, how long ago did you get your dentures?
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Debbie you should inquire about a Reline. They will take impressions with your denture in your mouth and then leave the denture with them for most of the day. They will trim away where it is bulky. If it's too thick in the palate they need to remove some. The palate of an upper denture typically should only be 3-4 mm thick. If you have a ruler check that out. Hope that helps.
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@Josie...Thank you so much for replying. I am supposed to go in for a reline on Thursday...if I make it that long. Today is my first day back at work...and it has been an experience!  Thank you for your great info. I'm trying to hang-in there!
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@Alex...sorry it took my so long to reply...I had a hard time finding my post/question again. I just got them on Tuesday, 3/22/2016.
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No worries on this end. If you can make it to the reline, we are sure you will find a difference. Take you time and don't try to push yourself too hard or too quickly. It will take some time to adjust. Please stop back and let us know how you are after the reline. Once that is in place we can give you some great tips to get through this, along with everyone else on the forum. Thanks.
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Good luck Debbie!!! You can do it! Hope you're having a great 1st day back at work. Try some smoothies maybe for the next cple days and boost or ensure if it's difficult to swallow.
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I got teeth pulled 10 days ago and dentures are on top only. Every time I try to talk, I gag. Please any advice, can the dentist make any adjustments to help with gagging. Also I am slobbering a lot
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Yes they can cut the back down.It may be to long.
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Listen, for me I had 19 teeth, all of them removed with immediate dentures. I discovered in a few days, the secret is glue and doing it right. I know people say the suction should keep them on. But eating without glue, is NEVER going to be comfortable! Not only does it prevent food from getting under them, it provides a much needed cushion to absorb the shock from chewing food and rough edges.
First you need to go back to dentist as much as it takes to get them dialed in to your mouth. Tell him every spot that hurts or rubs, they adjust while you wait, puts them in and asks how you feel. If it's not right you keep saying that. If that doesn't work they can do a soft reline. Adding a permanent cushion that fills in the rocky spots. It's a huge relief if your having a lot of discomfort. Also, get a nail file or fine piece of sandpaper and file sharp or rough edges yourself. A little at a time. This is a lifesaver between visits and sometimes it's all you need.
I've tried all the glues. It's not only what glue, but how you do it that's key. First off, the very best is Polident superhold! I can use that and have a hold that last 2 days! It's thick, cushiony and holds. I have never had food go under dentures, never had pain eating and I can eat almost anything including steak. I do have problem eating sandwiches because front teeth won t bite like that, but Polident is the best. When you apply glue, do bottom denture first. Dont do as the commercial shows and put 3 dots. Run a full strip of glue on DRY dentures. Wipe dry with towel before. Now put denture in mouth and press it down with fingers and while your pressing down, keep your mouth open wide! You want the mouth to set in a stretched position and if you don't, the second you open your mouth, they will pop out. It hardens them with more flexibility this way. So give it a minute like this to dry. Now to the top. Your going to run a nice thick strip of glue on DRY denture. Not a skimpy strip, a healthy one! Now when you put the top in, immediately bite down on them to push in, but then, your going to use your thumb and while opening your mouth wide again, press the thumb on the upper roof or palate of your mouth and hold that in place for half a minute, then bite and open and hold. Make an "O" too with your mouth while holding thumb on roof of mouth while they dry. Again, opening wide while drying is imporant for movement and not having them fall out AT ALL! You may have excess glue squeeze out as you bite down. Just use a small tooth brush to scrub it out, may take a minute but your denture will feel good, you'll be able to eat and they will definitely stay put! As you go, you'll discover the right amount of glue to use. If they don't hold, not enough, if too much is squeezing out, cut back.
The longer you leave dentures in, the easier it will be to remove them. If you remove nightly, it takes a few minutes to scrub and pull glue out because the secure way you put them in. But if you leave in day and a half, some of the glue will have worn off and won't be as much scrubbing involved.. you'll discover what works best for you but this method will make all the difference in the world,
I'm not saying every day is paradise, but it's been 6 months and I can eat and most days, I forget they are there. If you have discomfort, an aspirin will relieve swelling better than anything . And dentist can shave off from palate if it's too chunky, but you gotta go in!
Any questions email me at gretchensmith0203@gmail.com. .I'd be happy to help!
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I just recently had 11 teeth extracted. As soon as they finished, they put temp teeth in my mouth with no gauge at first but by yhe time I got to the car, my mouth was bleeding all through my teeth. When I got home, I couldn't keep yhe temps in because of the pain, as my gums were severely bruised and my gums continued to bleed. I could barely eat anything for days because of the pain and the dentures didn't fit. The back pallet was too long. During one adjustment, they had to try tomake impressions again with no teeth in my mouth. The ones they gave me don't line up with my mouth structure and they act like I don't know they have screwed up. On one adjustment, the dentist had to shave and drill down the bone in my lower gum and put stitches in it because my lower dentures don't fit. Now they are talking about making permanent denture when I believe they have no impressions of my mouth because the teeth don't even look like mine. The teeth are smaller than my mouth. I paid $5,000 for my temp dentures that I can't wear and I thought uou don' t get the completed dentures until my gums are healed, which they are not. I still have holes in my gums . They have yet to tell me about the different types of materials that dentures are made of. What do I do...
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I thought I had it bad but mine sound luke heaven compared to urs.I take pain pills every six hours I will need to have them screwed in to my jaw.it sounds like u got the wrong ones.I can chew food they rock around.I will pray for u but stand up for ur self.
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Kelly,

Call your doctor and (don't ask) TELL them you are coming in! Wednesday is a week away and you could incur some serious damage (mouth sore/pressure areas that open/infection) as well as unnecessary pain/discomfort! Some 'corporate' dental offices are pretty strict on setting follow-up appointments but

Stand your ground and demand to be seen NOW. LOL. Do it tactfully though and don't cause a scene unless ya have to. But seriously, they should see you a.s.a.p. if you are having that many issues. Just walk up to the front desk and let them know you're not leaving until you see a dentist.

You very well could have gotten the wrong plate. Mistakes are made every day. Even if the plate you received was intended for you, it is clearly not the correct fit or structure (my opinion) based on your description.

I got my upper plate Monday and I have been back to the office 3 times since then. My dentist's office has called me twice to 'check on me' and asked how I am doing and if I have any problems. They told me that they follow patients very closely because it helps them resolve/prevent issues with future patients more easily. 

I am going back today to pick up my lower partial. Yeaaaaaaa! More hardware in my mouth! LOL

Thankfully, I am doing pretty well. I really don't pay much attention to my dentures throughout the day. I take them out before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning to rinse them and my mouth, then I slip them back in so I retain the shape of my gums. 

As far as eating, I can handle semi-soft food. Chewing is getting easier but, because I am missing the four front teeth on the bottom and I am not yet using an adhesive; I can't bite anything because there is nothing to bite against. Hopefully, after my partial is in a couple days this will improve.

I still have some minor tenderness but I had 9 extractions on top (one was drilled out because the root broke off during extraction and I have sutures there - they come out today) and two on the bottom.

After you insert your dentures, press down (or up) on the them to 'squish out' any saliva/liquid that might be between your denture and your gums/palate. This will help secure them in place. You might also want to avoid foods you have to chew for now. Go with soups, liquids, puddings, yogurt, creamy mashed potatoes, and even baby food. Once you get a better fit and start using adhesives in a couple weeks you should be doing better.

My advice (which is water under the bridge for you right now) is that anyone seeking a dentist for dentures is to do your homework! I interviewed 5 different dentists before I found the one I chose to do the job. I asked a LOT of questions regarding their policies and procedures.

What is your experience in this field? Do you have references? Do you have a Web Site? What insurance do you accept? What all do they cover? Do you arrange payment plans? Do you accept checks or credit cards? How much does it cost? Hidden costs? Are follow-up appts covered under this cost? How many follow-ups does it cover. How many follow-ups can I expect? What will be done at the follow-ups? How many 'sets' of teeth will I have before I get the final results? Will I receive a 'sample pack' of denture supplies? What are your regular hours? What are your emergency hours? Who will be on call when you are not available? What are my options? What are your recommendations? Do you prescribe prophylactic antibiotics? What pain meds to you recommend/prescribe? How long before I get my teeth? When do I come back? What can I expect? Will I be able to choose the color/shape/style of my teeth? What if I don't like them after I get them? What is the cost of repairs/replacements? Are there any guarantees? If so, what are they? Will you put all this in writing?

I'm happy with my dentures and I am sure I will be happy with my partial. But I still have questions and I will hang  out here until I get all the answers I need and provide answers to many of the questions others might have.

In the meantime, rinse with warm salt water several times a day and see if you can get in to see your dentist before next Wednesday!

Fyllis

 

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Good responce fyllis and good luck.
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Thanks everyone for all of your support. I took the top denture off to check something.....I made some nontoxic kiddie play dough (flour salt oil) and gently got an upper imprint of the roof of my mouth....without the denture. Guess what? They aren't even close in size or shape. Going over there first thing!
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Good for u.I just got a bone spur where they pulled one of my teeth it hurts so bad.my teeth came with my name right on them.do ur teeth have ur name on them?. I will be praying for u. Kelly
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Mine had my name too
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Hi I had to have 4 upper front teeth 2 at side taken out I knew it wasn’t right the minute I put them in I went back they shave half of roof away too thick couldn’t talk properly I just kept having to get them adjusted but only wore them for appointment only after 5 month they took impressions again I now have chrome for rough of my mouth and they clip on remaining teeth you need to keep on at them it your mouth you know what fits and what you’re comfortable with xx
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Kelly. Yes you go into that office first thing in the morning....you tell them you are not leaving till they see you. Make sure you are very nice...so nice and rather helpless. So they think they are doing you a favor in seeing you. Be firm but try not to go off on them. I am a nurse and I know what attitude will get you seen.
Now when you see him ask for the molds to look at. They would of sent them back with the dentures after they were made. Your name should at least be on the molds. Then put your dentures on the molds...they should be a perfect fit. If no name or dont fit then they were mixed up.
In fact when you go in you can ask the receptionist to see the molds then...she or the assistant can get them for you, even if he cant see you right away. If they wont then I would suspect something not right....thats when you get mad and tell them exactly what you want. Believe me they wont want an upset patient yelling out in the waiting room in front of the other patients.
Whatever you do dont get so mad that you leave your dentures there...make sure you take them with you when you leave. Not knowing how this will turn out they will be your evidence . Good luck.
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I will follow yor advice. I was wondering about the original mold.....definitely want to see it. I expected a bulkiness at first but this is not right. If these fit properly and my mouth wasn't always so distended I think I would be doing pretty well right now. I can handle them being so far back in my mouth....no gagging anymore, my tongue has explored them and seems to have a bearing on what is there....it's just all the wrong size and shape. My mouth is narrow....this thing is WIDE. My new teeth are short....I worked doing advertisements/recordings for commercials and telephone recordings several years ago. Took several classes on annunciation/diction. These dentures have left me without the surface areas for contact for proper speech.

I've been trying to drink yogurt smoothies and such. Problem is that I can barely close my mouth to drink. Taking even ibuprofen is scary as there is no room to maneuver my tongue to transport the pills to the back of the mouth throat area. Even the slightest tongue movement dislodges the lower plate and cuts into the frenulum. It's embarassing and frustrating to drink! My husband tends to be a bit shall we say....insensitive.....last night he was "nice" enough to tell me I was slobbering. Yup.....he sure did! Needless to say I went into tears and just washed the teeth and went to bed. I am now waiting for him to get home from some meeting so we can go to the dentist. Thanks so much for being here for me. Right now I am certainly feeling considerable disappointment in my husband and in the dentist.
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Excellent advice, Kelly.  I'm a retired legal assistant who worked many years for plaintiffs' attorneys, and I can tell you that a patient MUST complain (as you said nicely at first and then louder later on) in order to get things done these days.  That's the advice plaintiffs' attorneys give their clients....complain, complain, complain.
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Hi, I've worn dentures for 25 years, mine were immediately placed in and never had them changed, I'm petrified now as they are a nightmare to keep in without a tube of fixture a week, I'm 40 now, had them at 15 through health problems, I've made apt at the dentist twice now and they've rung and cancelled, I'm now suffering anxiety through this and convinced I can feel lumps etc all the time, I sleep with them too so they are never out, hope no one minds me posting, never posted before but just don't know where else to turn
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Sorry it's taken 6 months for anyone to respond (unless I missed a post). But you are very welcome to post on here!

I certainly hope that things are going better for you! Please let us know?
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Why is my top lip so flat. I look like an old lady. Just got new dentu2
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I just got my teeth two days ago. I have not had teeth for almost two years. I was fighting lymphoma stage 4 cancer. But I cannot wear the top if I try to pucker, right under my nose hurts. The gum is all the way up there like right under my nose. It just hurts. The bottom ones move like front to back and if you try to pucker like they come up a little bit in the back. This is the second bottom he made. But I think when he was making my mold, I felt him holding down kind of hard in the front and I think the back was not really touching my gum. I just don't no what to do.
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I see this is a older post. I hope you ended up getting this fixed. I had the same thing and my sinuses became an issue from it. I ended up filing it down myself with some sand paper then smoothing it out again. I had to do it, I was getting sores from the denture pushing to hard.
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Below from the internet is information on upper clip on dentures

Advantages: The overdenture attachments keep the denture from pressing down too hard on the gum line, allowing an overdenture wearer to bite on harder foods without the typical discomfort a traditional denture wearer experiences when biting down hard. Most implant overdenture wearers report significant improvement the level of comfort and function that an overdenture provides versus a traditional lower denture.

A severe gag reflex can cause serious issues for patients wearing an upper denture. Since the fit of an upper denture is derived from the “suction” effect on the palate, coverage of the palate is a requirement for a good fit. When a patient has a gag reflex, it is impossible to extend the denture appropriately. In this situation, an implant overdenture can be a significant advantage and a comfortable remedy. With the retention of the denture coming from the snap mechanism of the implant attachments, the palate does not need to be fully covered, and thereby minimizes a patient’s gag reflex.

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Here is the upper....notice the odd hump? Is it normal to not have any Surface area to the back surface of the teeth? My front teeth were soo much bigger. This plate is so wide that I look like a Cheshire cat even when my mouth is at rest.
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Here is the lower.....I love the unevenness of the under side and the monster canines....of course even they are different in size from each other!
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Kelly its hard to tell from a picture, would have to compare to your mouth. I do see the bump on the top...the only way that would fit to your palate would be if your palate had an area that the bump fits into.
I dont know if you paid for them or you have insurance...if its insurance then call them ...tell them the problems and ask them to holx payment. Let us know what happens today.
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What was the end result of this? Did the dentist's office take care of you, Kelly?
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Omg I got the vary same set
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Kelli....my upper looked exactly like yours with that hump. Even got a blister in the spot that was thick. Last appt the dentist trimmed the back. In this day and age you would think that someone would come up with something better than a hard frigging plastic gagging device with teeth!!
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I couldn't agree more. I'm 8 months in...waiting patiently for my final set. The immediates are now way too big. They've relined them several times but eh it's just about pointless. Soo looking forward to a good fitting set. I just want to be sure I'm about done shrinking.
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Write a reply,i just got new  dentures,,i have been without any teeth now for a yr i cant not get use to them i kept them in at nite and most of the day i hate that glue stuff my upper dentures look a little gig idk i cant eat with them and i talk funny just got them 2 days ago 
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when will i be able to talk right lol ty and i hate that glue stuff i have to rinse my mouth out like 5 times use a wash rad to get it all off my gums please help
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Try using a powder instead of a gel or a paste. Sprinkle the powder on wet dentures and shake off the excess. That way, you'll have a lot less glue in your mouth.

Were these dentures molded immediately after tooth removal, or after a year of waiting? Molding too soon, before your gums have had time to shrink adequately, can result in dentures that are too big and don't fit well. My temporaries were so big I couldn't get a forkful of food between them. My permanents are perfect, I love them.
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a yr after,,
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Jessica Ace
Hi Jessica
You should  really go back to your dentist
Just say  "something is wrong here.and  i cannot eat and I an not talk  and you have to make some adjustments so I can feel better and will be able to tolerate these dentures.
This  feels like torture"
He should  be able to make some adjustments so you feel and see some improvement
Let us know how you are progressing and what you have been doing to help yourself
feel better
Barbara
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ty..
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HI Jessica Ace
Just go back to your dentist now and complain
 Say something is wrong and I can not use these
See what he does for you and let us know

Get a small note book and put down every date and complaint to your dentist
Document your complaints and let us know what your 
progess is

Barbara
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I agree with Barbara, dentures are to expensive to just have to deal with certain issues that can be a quick fix from your dentist. It sounds to me that your dentist will need to thin out certain troublesome areas.