Good luck to you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.......:(
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!
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.