Cushion grip feedback please

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I have just ordered one tube of Cushion Grip as I have heard good reviews about it, and would like to trial it.   (It is on back order here in NZ, as it must have sold out quickly).  Presently I am using Secure adhesive (which is great) for my upper plate.  I am due to have a hardliner done at the 6 months mark if I want, but if I like the Cushion grip, I will continue to use it longer and wait to my gum shrinks a bit more, and then have a permanent denture made.  My questions are, can I use Cushion grip over a soft liner?  I have no problems with Secure adhesive on my soft liner.  Does is really create a soft cushion feel on your denture, making it more comfortable to wear? How hard is the cushion grip to remove from your denture plate?  I find secure adhesive easy to remove. Does the cushion grip stick to your gums or roof palate like the glues?  Many thanks in advance.
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Hello my name is Diana and I would love to reply to your question. First and foremost I am a long-time user of cushion grip. I wouldn't settle for anything less. I have spent tons of money on products that do not do what they're supposed to do or they choke and gag me or they stick my tongue to the roof of my mouth because they seeped out all over. Cushion grip does not do that okay you remember way back in the day when they had the little straws in the little tube of plastic stuff that you squeezed out and put on the in and you could blow a bubble with it well it's very similar only this is like a medical-grade type thing. That stuff you couldn't put in your mouth. Anyway what you do is you get it warm and what have your dentures clean and thoroughly dried and what I do is I put the quarter sized amount in the palm of my hand and I rub my hands together fast so that it forms like a rope or snake or whatever you would like to call that and then I take that and I start at 1 end Of my dentures and I hold it between my four fingers and let it hang out the end and then I use my thumb to press it in place as I'm going around the Denture. Then I go back to smooth it somewhat I know where my trouble spots are because I've been doing it a lot of years so I know where to put extra. And I know that you want to have 2/3 of the area covered. You want to make sure there's enough to go close up to the top of the rim and not quite on the outside but if it does go to the outside that's okay it's a learning process and you just have to learn to smooth that to another area before you ever put your teeth in but when you first got your teeth the dentist said that you would learn to hold them in by using suction. It's the exact same thing only on hyperdrive. What cushion grip does is go in and fills in all the gaps between the Denture and what's left of your gums. It will not stick to your gums it will only semi stick to your dentures and when I say that I mean you're going to have to pull them out when you're ready to change it and it'll be like elastic and it'll stretch so you will you know it'll come out easy enough but you just keep that in mind. Now the other thing is you want to make sure you let these sit on the counter for 5 minutes and let the air get to them and that helps them to start setting up before you put them in your mouth. Then after about 5 minutes you lightly press them in and what I suggest everyone to do is start at the back and push forward so if I'm doing the upper I have my thumb at the back of the Denture and I will use that to push it slightly up and then push it toward the front so that whatever extra does not leak out the back it goes where it needs to go. It's just a small learning curve with this stuff that's all but I promise you once you get the hang of that you're going to love it. I've used it for many many years. And I'm so thankful this company picked it up because I had used the very last bit that I had in my tube which I only had three tubes since 2014, and had just used the last of it right after Christmas. So is you can imagine by doing the math cushion grip suggest for days and there's a lot of reasons for that suggestion but at that point I had to make those three tubes stretch until I could find something else or come up with the money for new dentures. And thank God for uspharma Limited! When I heard the price of Dentures now I about fell out of my chair and then they're only plastic and what I have in my mouth that I've had for 35 years are porcelain and the only thing wrong with them is my gums have shrunk back too far. If you go to their website you can pay by PayPal and get free shipping and you would have it a lot sooner than what you were saying. There's a link on there. There's also a link where you can call me if you have any more questions. I'm a user just like you and anybody else oh, don't tell anybody the company said nobody there were dentures and they didn't know how to answer the questions. So I offered that's how much I care about this product that's how much I want to make sure it stays on the market because for denture wearers there is nothing else out there that works as good. Again this is not a glue it's meant to stick to the dentures and it's meant to slowly softly wrap around your gums to fill in the empty spaces and it provides a great cushion for when you're eating. It's very easy to remove the instructions are in there you just it says hot water but please do not put your dentures in hot water I tried to tell them that but you want nice warm water and let your dentures sit in there for a few minutes about 5-10 minutes and then you go to one edge of it pull it up and then you start peeling backwards and most of the time you can peel almost all of it out the first shot. It is not hard at all and once you get used to it again I say, the easier it's going to be for you. Happy eating!
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Thank you so much Diana for your indepth answer on my question.  I really appreciate the time that you took to answer it for me and I am looking forward to trialling it now :-)
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Cushion grip is a very temporary soft-liner, like 3 days.  It doesn't stick to anything as it does not have any adhesive qualities at all.  It stays in by the pressure applied by your bite.  By day 3, it becomes hard, like a soft plastic and just floats around, not stuck to anything and is pretty wack at that point.  Cushion grip is an alternative, a VERY temporary alternative, for someone who cannot get a soft liner from the dentist.  It is the best out there, in it's class though! 

However, at $20 bucks a tube, used every three days, you are looking at spending $240 a year or maybe a little less.  What does a soft-liner from the dentist cost?  That's what you want, a soft-liner.  If you can get a soft-liner from the dentist and they don't screw it up, there is absolutely no comparison to screwing around with cheap, temporary alternative solutions!  I abhor constantly messing with something instead of just getting it done right.  I use it because my dentist was a donk and I got my money back and am still looking for a dentist, well, denturist or whatever.  Good luck. 
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Yes, I’m using it over my soft liner. It’s been a little over 12 months since I got my dentures and time for me to make my appointment for my hard liner. I’ve been using Cushion Grip since they re released it in January (through Amazon). I am 100% happy with this product. It is NOT an adhesive or glue! The reviews on Amazon are evidence that some people are expecting a glue/adhesive type product. This is more like a temporary liner that makes your dentures fit more snug and you may not even need to use denture adhesive or use a much smaller amount. Since it’s time for a reline by the dentist, my dentures were fitting looser and I was needing to use more and more adhesive. This product has helped immensely! Hopefully once my hard liner is placed I won’t need as many excess products, but if I do, I know now to use Cushion Grip along with a small amount of adhesive. In fact, I am able to get away with using only a sprinkle of adhesive powder now, instead of the adhesive paste. With my bottom denture, I believe this is a good it is going to get as far as a good, tight fit!
Sorry, I know you did not ask for all of this! Just my two cents!
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Also, my application lasts more than 3-4 days. You will definitely know when it’s time to replace it! I can usually get 5-6 days out of an application with regular cleaning each day.
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As dentures are made from different materials, depending on who makes them, some things adhere to them and some don't.  With mine, Cushion Grip does the job.  It typically stays for days, sometimes weeks.  I do not use the amount that Diana Zambory uses on her porcelain dentures.  Mine are newer.  I just heat the CG by dunking it in hot water for a few minutes, then squeeze out a small ball of it to put in each side of my lower denture.  I push and stretch it around from the back to the front center.  It is very pliable.  Again, as most are saying, it is a trial and error process.  Do not start out with a lot of it.  You can add more if needed, and you don't want to waste it.