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 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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Barbara G

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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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Dunn Debbie

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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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Barbara G

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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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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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Barbara G

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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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Lilyann Lall

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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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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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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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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!!