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Had 26 teeth extracted and am going to be doing the snap of on dentures. Am currently wearing temp dentures for four months until all the swelling goes down. Had the dental work done in Tijuana and I live in Nebraska so cant run to the surgeon every time I feel sores or pain. I am three weeks into this and hate the feeling of all of the dentures in my mouth feels like I have such a mouth full and I can’t chew and sore spots . I am hoping that the permanent snap on dentures don’t feel so bulky and hoping they won’t move around so much and can’t help but think I am never going to be able to chew bite or eat food again. Please tell me this gets better please
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It does get better! My immediate dentures were/are my permanent dentures. And I only ever went one time to get a sore spot adjusted at my dental office. A second time I adjusted the spot myself which I probably wouldn't recommend but its what I did.

I went through a period of regret because it felt like it was never going to get better and I was so hungry but couldn't eat much of anything. You're relearning to chew and eat so that does take some time. But eventually you will get to the point you can chew better, talk better and the teeth will sit better in your mouth once swelling starts to subside.

At 3 months I was able to eat mostly anything I wanted. While everyone's personal situation is different it does get better.
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Columbia dental college   posted the following information  on dentures supported by implants:


What Can You Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?

Your implant-supported denture will be more stable than a regular denture. You will find it easier to speak and you won't have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. You generally will be able to eat foods you could not eat before. However, you will not be able to chew hard or sticky foods because they can damage the denture.

If you have an implant-supported denture in your upper jaw, it can be made to cover less of your palate (roof of your mouth) than a regular denture. That's because the implants are holding it in place instead of the suction created between the full denture and your palate.
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That sounds awesome!! Do you possibly have an approximate cost to have only my top dentures implanted? I am not interested in the mini implants.
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Linda
I don't know what it will cost where you are living
You can check with a dental college in your state 
The least expensive implant  approcach is the clip
 on or over denture?

Mexico and Costa Rico are less expensive and
perhaps Kimmy will let you now what she is paying in Mexico
You can also take a look at the internet and many of these dentists will share their prices just by asking  them
You can start there and see what people on our blogs know

What state do you live in??
I know some thing about prices in New York
Barbara
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Thanks Barbara, I live in Michigan. This will give me a place to start, I have had many health issues in the past 4 years, including brain surgery, getting hit by a car while walking, and a 3 level back fusion. I really feel that implants would improve some of my quality of life.
Thanks for getting back to me,
Linda
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linda
don'r make any decision   on the spot
Tell every one you will think their teatment plan  over
Also tell them it is also a money issue
and then do your homework on what he is offering and for what price
His credentials are  important
Reach out to dentists that offer free consultations  
You have the internet and you have us to run everything by
Become your own expert
I would not write off Costa Rico or Mexico but do it carefully and I notice they are also negotiable
Keep us in the loop
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Thanks Barbara!! I will learn everything that I can. I will definitely keep you in the loop, I would love to maybe help someone else too!
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Implant Supported Overdenture (2 Implants) in Mexico
Some prices

Details: Implant Supported Snap on Dentures with 2 implants is an affordable solution to getting a better fit on your dentures. The average prices for this treatment is around $3000 USD divided in two phases the surgical phase and the restorative phase. The average cost for the two implants is usually around $1800 USD if no extractions are needed and the cost of new dentures with housing and o-rings are around $1200 USD. Compare costs between providers in Mexico and get rid of you loose dentures 

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    Over dentures with implants in Costa Rico

    Prices for dental implants begin from $650. The average cost of a full dental implant in the United States ranged between $1,500-6,000. Hear from our happy clients as they discuss the huge cost difference between dental work in the USA and Costa Rica.

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    Very useful information. I do have a question. Do these type of implants still have all the plastic on the roof of your mouth? Do you still have to take them out at night?
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    Linda
    I  understand they do not need the plastic over the top of your mouth because they are  being held firm by the implants and do not need the suction of the plastic roof to hold them in.

    I believe  they take them out at night

    The all on 4 are permanent I believe and  they do not have to be removed or can not be removed at night
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    I too am waiting on my titanium screws to heal and fuse with my jaw bone, and it does take four months, so in June I should be all set for the bottom atleast and Im considering converting or rather will convert the permanent top denture into a snap on implant which will reduce the cost of getting screws at the top which I will do in June. Thus for now its dentures which I have gotten quite accustom too at this point. They initially felt like I was walking around with a hockey puck in my mouth all the time. You will get use to them.... I hate the plastic palate on the roof of the mouth as well, but you kinda get use to it because you havent a choice....
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    Mind Above Productions. Aminadav

    So how many implants   were put on top and how many implants were   put  on the bottom???


    Are these going to be clip on over dentures?
    Could you tell us where you are having these done??
    could you break down the cost for us and tell us what state you live in?

    We are a  Learning blog and need  all the information we can get on implants and implant secured clip on's
    Please get back to us
    Barbara
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      Hello Mind Above Production’s.Aminadav, yes that would be great if you can contribute any details. Call me a whimp but I don’t think I will ever get used to the plastic on the roof of my mouth. I also still after all of this time have a few problems with my speech.
      Thanks for speaking out!
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      I have to say that piece of plastic is getting to me too. I am doing really well with the denture. I wear it from the time I get up until I go to bed. I eat pretty much anything I want. The dentist addressed the few problem spots. I have certainly learned to function with the plastic on my palate but there is not a moment I can forget it is there. I hope the permant will be thinner, higher and less intrusive.
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      You know Linda and Nancy I am still having the slurred speech issue too, that I haven't completely gotten straightened out and I hate it. I realize that when speaking the tongue touches the roof of the mouth and now the distance per square inch is slightly reduced due to the denture cm palate of which the tongue touches now which has changed our speaking pattern until our tongue gets adjusted to the palate, the plastic, the diameter change and vibration of the plastic against the tongue. I don't think the dental offices have done or is doing a good enough job teaching, training and explaining to new denture patients the vast difference between natural teeth and dentures. They need a pamphlet or booklet to help prepare people because the discovery of this journey is astronomical and strange. I always conversed as one educated and now I sound like an idiot! Having to skip certain words and change different words because I can't say them properly at present is frustrating and having to speak slower, because frankly I am tired and frustrated of people repeatedly asking me what the hell am I saying- I am educated, but educated or not no one wants to speak or sound or converse sounding like a toddler " GOO GOO GA, GA MY GOD!"

      WE SHARE THIS FRUSTRATION TOGETHER AND THAT IS WHY I NEED YOU ALL SO MUCH BECAUSE THIS TRANSITION IS DIFFICULT AND ANNOYING, thou I try to make optimism my opportunity verses opugn my intent.
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      With me Barbara I have six titanium implants in my jaw of which will be snap on denture implants within my jaw area. So they will be clip or snap on dentures at the bottom with a attachment abute or bit denture. I had it done on the bottom the same day I received my extractions from Affordable Dentures and Implants here in San Antonio TX. I don't have it or haven't had it for the top i received the implant denture snap on for the bottom and for the top a supposed secured suction high grade or highest grade denture for the top that suppose to fit every conture of my top, however now after thought and contemplation I will in June after I receive my implant for the bottom Ill get the procedure done for the top. NOW HERE IS MY WARNING PER DENTIST REGARDING THE FOUR ON PERMANENT IMPLANT.

      The snap on is best because you can unsnap it, clean your gums with mouthwash and peroxide and clean the implant attachment denture and soak it or set it aside. There have been a number of cases of persons who received the non removable implants and because of the spacing be it small or not, germs, food got trapped under their permanent non removable implants and many people which you don't hear about received infections underneath their permanent non removable implants because the spacing can not be completely covered. Thus the dentist told me, many ended up having to spend thousands to surgically remove the permanent implants to get at the poisoned, inflamed, sickly infected gums of which causes alot of people alot of horrible pain, swelling, bleeding gums- think about it, they are not removable and the gums are inflamed pressing against the permanent inplant oozing and sticking out of the sides of the permanent implants in tremendous pain- needing to remove the permanent implants at 20,000 dollars and more.... Snap on is the best way to go i don't care what no other dentist tells you, you can not remove the spacing under the implant between the attachment and the gums if permanent and germs, food, particles still get trapped under there, so how do you remove it if rinsing doesn't remove it? That's some serious stuff so I will only get snap ons not permanent never ever!!!!! The dental offices are not telling people who get the permament non removable implants about the spacing between the gums and the permanent attachment and what the hell can happen if stuff gets trapped under there that rinsing wont remove, why because they are after the money!!! If a dentist had not told me this I never would have known... He was paid thousand to remove the permanent implants off of patients who were willing to pay with their souls to get the things out because of the infections underneath on and in the gums.... MY GOD snap on is the only way to go not permanent, no way!!!
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      WARN EVERYBODY NOT TO GET PERMANENT NON REMOVABLE IMPLANTS PLEASE.... FOOD WILL GET TRAPPED UNDER THE SPACING AND RINSING WON'T REMOVE IT ALL AND IN TIME THERE GOING TO HAVE INFECTIONS, PUSS, SWOLLEN GUMS ETC- My dentist has seen alot of patients with the permanents that after some time had this issue because you can't get to your gums or clean underneath since the permanent cant be moved! SERIOUS YALL!!! With snap ons every night you remove or unsnap the attachment denture and can clean your gums and rinse food, particles, debree and crap off into the sink. The only issue with the snap ons is after five years you have to go back and get new abutement snaps because they do eventually wair away from the daily constant snapping on and off, but id rather get the snap on, save some money and set it aside for when the time comes and the snap is loose and get new abutements which they sell on ebay mind you, you can order and do your abutements yourself than to get permanent implants and have to spend 20,000 dollars perhaps in five years from the brewing infectious bacteria and crap that got stuck underneath them which never could get rinsed or washed away!!!! So please my fellow denture wearers tell everybody you know because the dental offices wont, implants make alot of money so the four in one and others like it is where they get big money. They won't tell you the countless number of individuals who got infections, poison because the spacing and not being able to clean your gums... This could literally save someones life I swear so I am not never, ever, never getting the permanent implants, top or bottom crap can get stuck under the spacing of the attachment that you can not remove!
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      For those that need proof and evidence go on google search and put in image: 
      four in one dental implant infections- see for yourselves, snap on is the only way so you can remove it and clean and rinse your gums!!!!
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      Nancy I have permanent and my dentist told me that he couldn’t make it any thinner! I even paid for a hard reline and that did’t help either.
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      Well Aminadav, I know exactly what you are saying.! It is embarrassing when they keep asking me what I said!! The dentist never helped with this problem so I starting reading into a recorder and playing it back. It helped some but I am far from speaking clearly!!
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      Yes indeed Linda I start my morning off while i am ironing my clothes in the morning for work by talking and counting or reading something out loud as I work on the slur issue. That's a splendid ideal reading into a recorder, i have a recorder app on my phone ill try that so I can hear myself speaking... Thanks for the ideal..
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      Someone else suggested singing. My speech, for the most part, is fine now. I think it is just practice.
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      OK Nancy I love singing, i'll keep working at it so I don't talk stupid
      LOL HAHA HEHE HOOTY HOOT YIT TA DE!
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      Nancy you are probably right, but I have been practicing for 3 years!! I must be a slow learned!! LOL!!!
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      I had extractions and complications so I went 6 months with no teeth, I just got my temp dentures and its been 2 weeks so far the longest I can stand to wear them is 6 hours and I barely ate scrambled eggs so hang in there its a process Im told
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      Hi Patricia! I haven't heard from you in a bit and just wanted to check in on your progress <3 Have things been getting better for you? 
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      Hi Kristy, I have been busy, I have a foster dog keeping me on my toes plus my furkids lol, my dentist made a third set of temp dentures and did it a different way and they fit, YAYYYYY!!!! Im adjusting, its not easy thats for sure 5-6 hours and I got to take them out, and eating, well not so much but I am trying, babysteps six months with no teeth is a long time I regret this process but I think there may be a bright side coming now. How are you? Have you adjusted to everything yet? Where are you in this process I forget sorry. Thank You for remembering me and asking about me I appreciate you.
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      lol I completely understand! I am so happy that you finally have ones that fit! I am three months into having my temporaries now. I am still not able to chew, but I am able to eat a lot more than in the beginning (its actually easier for me to eat without them in) and I am right there with you about needing to take them out after a few hours. I always take them out during my lunch break at work for a little break. And the second I walk out of work, I take them out. My bottoms are starting to dig again, so I have an appointment next Tuesday for an adjustment. If your six months in, they should be getting ready to start the process for immediate dentures. Have they said anything to you about them yet?
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      Patricia Meyer
      I admire  for forstering a dog
      Animals are such a joy
      Barbara
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      I agree! I have a dog and a cat that we rescued a couple of years ago. After I had my extractions done, neither of them would leave my side. They had to sleep with me and everything. My cat would lick my cheeks and just lay his paw on my face and cuddle with me. It was the sweetest thing EVER!!!!!! And I knew it was because he could sense everything. Because he is usually very independent and does not like to cuddle or anything. He likes to do things on his terms lol
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      Oh they sure can sense when you are sick. They also sense when you are sad and often come and show you affection! Animals are amazing Kristy!!
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      They truly are! Petting them always makes everything better! 
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      Yes it does!!
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      I will get permanents in about 4 months, but I do think my gums are about done shrinking, so I wil, have 2 nice sets pf teeth at that point, I think the dentist felt bad that I spent all the major holidays and my birtbday without teeth because of mistakes she made so she finally topk the time to make it right, these could be my perms but I paid a lot of money for temps and my inzurance will pay for another set so Im going to take advantage of that and have both sets to swap out every other day, I love fostering, I have saved 200 dogs either from craigs list, off facebook, or strait out of the kill shelter, the sweet guy I have now was on death row they were 1 hour from euthanizing him so I got bim out of there and cross your fingers ladies, a nice couple of ladies are coming to meet him on zat. He has been with me a month and he is a great dog Im so happy I saved him and he is getting a second chance, I named him Ryder. Kristy, Im so glad your doing well, I eat better without teeth as well, but time to suck it up and really start trying, my goal for next month is to make 8 hours per day at the minimum with them in and to eat at least zoft fopds like pancakes pr scrambled eggs with ham. Maybe a cheeseburger from McDonalds cut up small OMG SOUNDS SO GOPD AND SOME FRIES IM SO HUNGRY ALL THE TIME LOL all 95 pounds of me at 53 yrs old ughhhh Take care Ladies I love this group by the way You All are Great
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      Patricia Meyer
      I think it is so great  that you have taken care of all these wonderful dogs
      You should be so proud of your self for what you have been doing and I admire you so much for it   
      Good luck with everything
      Barbara
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      Barbara, I love taking the dogs in and watching the transformation, and to see them get a second chance makes me so happy, I cant imagine not doing it now. Thank You for your kind words and your words of encouragment, since I got my new teeth I feel human again it was a long six months.
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      Patricia Meyer

      it is so wonderful that you are doing this for these wonderful loving dogs
      About your teeth.  You have worked very had and very long to get this whole thing to a point where you are at last comfortable.
      Very few people  can do that. 
      Barbara 
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      When I got my temporaries I forced myself to accept them, so for the first four days after extraction I kept them in only taking them out in the morning to clean them and put them right back in. I forced myself to eat past the pain and I ate everything from oatmeal to brisket! Doing so will cause your gums to heal much quicker and toughen up alot faster and that is why after day four I no longer need any medications whatsoever and I have screws in my jaw as well. You have to force yourself to keep them in regardless of the pain and discomfort in all honesty! Its been three weeks for me and Im eating whatever I want including fried chicken thou I tend to break everything into small pieces, im eating barbacoa beef, burgers, fries, whatever I want just slower of course as these temporary plastic teeth don't shred well. I use peroxide and mouthwash twice a day, take vitamins and have regained all the weight just about that I lost initially in this process. So everyone that I know who has dentures told me what I am telling you now and it is true... If you remove your dentures because you are hurting it is going to take you twice as long to heal and adjust and eat, i like eating so I just dealt with the pain and discomfort and now I haven't any after about a month.
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      Kimmy Hanson

      Kimmy you are really important on this site

      You are important because you are getting the snap on dentures

      and you are important because you went to Mexico

      W need to follow your journey

      Snap on's are the real next step for denture  wearers so we need to know how much you paid and where you went and how you picked this dentist out?

      If you break the costs down that would be a big help.  How much were the extractions and then how much are the implants and the full final snap on's???

      How many implants are you getting for the snap on??

      Are they full implants or are they mini implants??

      Can you go to any denture lab here and have them help you for some adjustments???

      Can you call the dentist in Mexico?

      Have the implants been put in Yet??

      Do not stop writing to us because we need all your imput

      You should be fine.    When  are you returning???

      Good luck

      Barbara

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      Barbara, I went to Tijuana Mexico on March 11. They extracted my teeth and then put the snap on part into my bones and have s temporary denture just like the original denture. And in four months I go back to get the permanent denture which will snap into place. The total dental cost is like right around $4800.00 usd. And then I had to pay airfare to San Diego and back plus hotel and food. The first visit they recommend you to stay at least three days. But they were so great they were helpful personal and extremely professional. If you are thinking about getting snap on I can give you the name and phone number they will work with you and make all your dental needs happen and be happy with them. I can’t wait to go back and get my snap on dentures
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      Barbara her is a pic of me with my temporary
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      I hope I will be as happy as I think I will be with the snap on’s. Won’t have the palat on the upper denture cause don’t need it. They will be stable and that rlimates rubbing on the gums and they will help my bone density and won’t keep loosing bone from dentures moving around. Really was the most affordable way to go . Cause these temp dentures are a lot of work trying to keep them in place and talking is difficult and eating is almost impossible right now so hopefully the snap on dentures will change all this
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      Barbara I can give you the name snd they will give you a quote and talk to you. They were not pushy about me coming to them. We talked I told them my needs and budget and they went from there. I told them I needed time to think about it all and they left me alone until I called them. I had twenty six teeth extracted . I will be having two places on top and two on bottom where snaps will be. Ideally I should have four but my budget wouldn’t allow for it. They picked me up from airport and haloed me cross the border. They booked my hotel for me. They drive me to get the 3D image and they were so wonderful . I couldn’t have picked a better practice.
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      Kimmy
      You look beautiful 

      I wish you felt better but you will
      When are you returning  to Mexico and how much did the trip cost??
      We need to follow your journey
      My friend in Florida who need a bottom denture  clip on tells  me it will  cost  her $14,000 and she does not have $14,000
      You are a brave lady and it sounds like you are doing the right thing
      Keep on writing to us
      Barbara
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      Kimmy
      Ok I just read the first thing you wrote
      It cost you only   $4,800 and that is the complete cost
      For the uppers and the lowers and the extractions???
      That is wonderful
      Yes Linda on this blog certainly needs the name and telephone number of your dentist
      My friend in Florida already had her teeth extracted and can not wear the temporary at all and this new dentist wants 
      $14,000 for just the denture with 2 implants for the snap on
      What a difference
      How did you figure out you should go to Mexico?
      barbara
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      Barbara I like most of us just couldn’t bare the thought of dentures. I have worn a partial on the bottom for about ten years and I know how hard that was so I was so prepared for the struggle of being a denture wearer. And I knew I couldn’t afford permanent implants so I keep looking on line as to what to do and saw the mini implants or snap on dentures and then discovered medical and dental tourism. And I took my federal income tax refund and decided to do it. My teeth were barely hanging on they were rotten and they were infected so I knew I had to do it now. The dentist I chose is so great I just can’t believe I picked such an outstanding dentist. Really his consultant Gabriel who you will speak to he is the young man that captured me. Just something about his telephone etiquette and his knowledge and kindness is why I chose Downtown Dental Clinic . They are the best I promise you
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      Downtown Dental Clinic 1-619-675-7707, ask for Gabriel and tell them Kim Hanson referred you . They will work within your budget if possible really they will do what they can they really want us all to have healthy teeth and for us that have lost all our teeth they want the denture to be a healthy positive experience for us. They are all about our health and how we need to feel. Please pass the name on it’s affordable and the thing to do. It’s amazing and I know will continue to get better
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      Barbara my son said he thought I was courageous. He said he really admired the fact that I would go to whatever lengths to get what I needed and that I am so brave to go do this. I took my chance and was reassured that I would be safe in Tijuana and I felt trust with the Downtown Dental Clinic and their staff. So I went for it
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      Kimmy
      your son is right  It takes courage plus
      How did you select this place?
      where did you find out about it and what research did you do?
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      to  Linda:
      Do you have any thoughts or plans about your next dental step?.
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      Barbara I just got online and just started looking up dental tourism and inquired to probably five different dental clinics. But after speaking to consultant name Gabriel from Downtown Dental Clinic and receiving their quote I just knew they were my best choice. I spoke about my fears about my budget about how safe would I be going alone and about the dentist credentials. He emailed me the dentist credentials and gave me the background information on Dr.Jacobsen and assured me things were going to be good for me. The only one that knew I was going was my sixteen year old daughter and I gave her all the information and phone numbers flight itinerary etc in case something did happen to me. And trust me I was alittle scared about never coming back but I knew in my heart I had no choice I had to have my teeth done and I knew that regular dentures wasn’t going to work for me . I knew I had you have the stability of the snap on dentures. I am telling you you need to get with Downtown Dental Clinic and have them help you with all your dental denture needs. I am promising you it will change your life.
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      Kimmy Hanson
      Ir sounds like you did everything right
      Do you have mini implants or are they the larger regular sized implants???
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      Hi Kimmy, it does get better in time. I am three months into having my temporaries, and I still can't seem to chew quite yet, but I am able to eat a lot more than I could in the beginning. I find that it is actually easier to eat without my temps in (although, when I try to chew out of habit, a wave of depression hits me). But I tell myself that I am no longer in pain and already feeling more confident about my smile, I am not hiding it like I used to. You are strong and will get through this! Keep us updated on your progress <3
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      Yes Kimmy these girls are right! I have had full uppers and a partial on the bottom for 4
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      Sorry I hit the wrong key. LOL. years and they are finally tolerable but I wish they were better. I agree after about 6 hours I can’t wait to take them out. The bottoms are fine but I still feel all that plastic on the roof of my mouth. I also think that is causes things to taste different not as much flavor. I would love to get implants on the top but I have heard that they are very expensive. I am wondering if Mexico might offer me hope. If you can find a dentist to adjust your dentures some that will relieve the sore spots. Please keep us posted.
      Take Care Kimmy!
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      Linda
      Hi Linda
      Partials are so much better then full dentures especially on the bottom
      Take good care of those remaining teeth because they are a blessing
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      I know and I only have two of them!! Thanks for reminding me Barbara!
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      Linda
      About your top de nture
      Why don't you call your dentist and go in and tell him the tops are driving you crazy and can  he make them thinner or do something  better  to improve them for you because you are very unhappy with them as they now are
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      I have many times!! He even did a hard feline at 1 year, but of course it cost me more money! I have gone back many times and no improvement! He tells me that it is because I have so much bone left. Sounds like he should have sent me to an oral surgeon for the extractions but now it is too late.
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      Hi Linda
      I don't know if you are up to it but
      If it is within a 2 year limit you can tell him you are unhappy with the way the top fits and unless he can do something for you  then you  will sue him  (look up demand letter to a dentist on the internet)
      OR
       if it is more then 2 years you can tell him you are going to   go to the   Dental society  (you can complain to the society  much over 2 years)

      You can tell him this first over the phone (or leave a message on his answer machine)   if you like and then send the demand letter if he does nothing for you
      You should get some remedy from him
      (Edited)
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      Wow, I wasn’t aware that I could do anything after this long! Thanks for the information, maybe there is still hope.
      Thanks Barbara!
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      I know everyone is different (I had compared my denture tops to my grandmas and my top denture was considerably thinner than my grandmas top denture which was pretty thick) I believe the difference for myself in getting use to my dentures and learnjng to eat is that I never (and still do not) take them out only to clean them and let them soak. Then I put them right back in. It was hell for a while. I had some sore spots that drove me crazy but in order to adjust I kept them in. I actually even sleep with mine in because I hate the feeling of them being out.

      At 4 months I was eating everything I wanted even potatoe chips, burgers etc. I'm almost a year with full dentures and I get an occasional sore spot but most days I dont even feel them in my mouth or forget about them.
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      That is amazing!!! I am so happy for you! I wish I could sleep with them in, but I am so nervous about it. I have noticed that when I am wearing my temporaries, I cant seem to stop clenching my jaw. And it seems like I have to reapply the adhesive every 4 hours or so during the day. And omggggggg the things I would do right now to be able to eat potato chips!!!!! lol 
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      Amber, I envy you. I can't imagine a day when I won't even know they are there. At 5 weeks, I'm doing well with food but can't imagine a burger on a bun... I keep them in from the minute I get up until I go to bed. I would sleep with them if I could. I like you hate the feeling of the missing teeth. My dentist was pretty adamant about my taki8ng them out at night. Right now I am researching permanent dentures. Want to make sure I am getting the quality that I want and expect from my dentist.
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      Nancy E Colson
      Do you know how much more  your dentist would charge you if you got your bottom denture made as a clip on to 2 implants??
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      It is one of the things I am going to discuss with him...
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      Kristy I also clench my teeth all of the time!! I hate it!
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      Really Linda?! So do I! It also makes my gums sore from doing it almost constantly! I wonder if that is something we will stop doing in time? 
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      Kristy I don’t think I will since it has been 3 years!! LOL
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      Oh no!!!!! That is not what I wanted to hear! LOL :) My parents used to tell me that I grinded my teeth a lot when I slept as a kid. I think that is part of the reason I am worried about trying to sleep with them in. 
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      Sorry!
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      Barbara G. I misread. Just to clarify I only have a top denture. Bottom is still a permanent partial bridge. 
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      Hats off to you Amber!! I would live to sleep in mine too but by evening they are driving me crazy! Maybe I just have to pull up my big girl pants and leave them in!! Maybe just taking them out and soaking them will help when I put them in. I have vowed that no one will ever see me without my teeth! LOL
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      My kids are the only ones who have ever seen me without so I feel the same way! I just see that a lot of people struggle with their dentures even years after they've got them done. Its really not fair. Youve struggled with your real teeth now its a new set of struggles with dentures. I dont ever use adhesives either. I really wish I could recommend my dentist to everyone.
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      Amber
      It's wonderful that you had a dentist that knows how to fit a denture
      Everyone who paid their good money should be  that fortunate
      Some dentists just think they have a captive audience and that no one will call them on their poor work
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      Thanks Amber. That is so true, I don’t even enjoy going out to eat anymore. Unfortunately, I do have to use adhesive all of the time and you know I can’t even find it in travel size to fit in my purse. How unfair!
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      Linda, Poligrip makes a very small size that it almost travel size. My dentisit didn't even have samples.
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      Thank you Nancy! I have looked all over Grand Rapids and have not seen it. That would be great because after going through every possible adhesive, pads, and powder there is, I found Polident to be the best for me.
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      So far Secure is doing it for me. It grips well and isn't as runny as the other adhesives. Dentist used regular Fixodent today. Not looking forward to removal.
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      I never take my dentures out except to clean them twice a day but other than that I can’t go without them. It just feels too weird. I hated losing all my teeth and I just vowed that I would not go around without teeth. It’s a pain many days but it is what it is. I just can’t wait until I can eat something besides soft foods.
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      Kimmy
      Could you tell us how much this cost you??
      What was the name of your dentist???  
      Have you seen a dentist here at home since the extractions? 
      Would you go to Mexico if you had to do it again?
      Please  share what you can
      Barbara
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      The name of the dentist is Downtown Dental Clinic in Tijuana Mexico. The dentist is dr. Jacobsen and if you call this number 1-619-675-7707 and speak to Gabriel. He will give you all the information you need. I have not been to a dentist here in my city because I really am not done with the whole process yet and I don’t feel like I need to see a dentist for anything. I fully trust Dr. Jacobsen and his team , he is very good and they keep in constant contact with me . So in July I go to get permanent snap on dentures. And after that I am planning on going back once a year to Dr. Jacobsen to have them checked. I don’t regret the decision I made to go to Tijuana for my dental care it was a great choice and I only spent $4600.00 or somewhere around there and in the USA it would of cost me probably 10,000 usd or more for snap on dentures. Give Gabriel a call and tell him Kim Hanson referred you . You will be so happy that you made the call this I promise
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      Hi Kimmy
      Thank you for the information
      I know you would have paid much much more in the USA
      Did you get only your upper jaw done??
      My friend is going to follow your   up with your referral

      I have already  had implants
      I had them done over 11 years ago
      I have never had an trouble with thm
      It has been the best money I ever
       spent

      I am sure you will find it the best decision for yourself
      July is  almost here  for your final work
      All you will need is a cleaning on those implants  every 
      4 or 5 months and you will be fine
      Keep on our site and keep helping people and keep us
      up to date on your progress and Mexico
      (Edited)
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      Barbara you are so fortunate that you could get the implants. I wish I could of but they are up there in price so I think I did the next best thing. And yes I will keep you posted and July is just right around the corner. Take care and thank you for your kind words
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      Kimmy Hanson
      When I got the implants they did not have the choices they have now  They did not have clip os and they did not have all on 4 etc etc
      I knew I could not handle dentures.   I did have dental insurance that covered about  half my  cost so I did it. 
      I had no additional expenses with them and it was all good.
      I feel everyone should have clip on's at the minimun and not have to handle dentures.   I  think it is sad that implants  are so expensive   and  going to Mexico was a wonderful solution for you
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      Yes, this will get better!

      I've been in to see a dentist many times since December 28th, when all of my teeth were extracted and I got my temp dentures. The best thing you can ask a dentist with an in-house denture service is for a soft liner. They put some gel in your dentures to help with the fit and with the comfort of your dentures against your gums. Without soft liners, I never would have made it to today where I finally have my permanent teeth - and they look beautiful!

      Hang in there, all of you. It's a journey and this group was sometimes the only way I would get up the courage in the first couple days to take my dentures out despite the excruciating pain.

      So, yeah, hang in there. You can make it and it does get better!! Just for funsies, here's a pick of my brand new perm dentures!! Amazing!

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      OMG they look amazing!!!! And I am loving that lip color girl! I am so happy for you! :) 
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      WOWZA GIRL YOU LOOK GREAT I CANT WAIT FOR MY PERMS my temps look great so my perms will be better SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THIS JOURNEY
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      Thanks, girl!!!
      Trust me, it really does get better! Ask for a soft liner - I promise, it will make such a difference in how your teeth feel. Your gums shrink and change shape so often when you're healing, which causes a lot of pain, a lot of discomfort and trouble eating. Find a dentist who does dentures and they'll get that soft liner in there same day as your visit. It only takes 20 minutes!
      Trust me, it saved my butt and I swear by them.
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      That soft reline is the truth! It changed my life the second I put them in after having it done. It is so much more comfortable and bearable. If you don't mind me asking Kitty, how old are you? It looks like we are around the same age. 
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      they look wonderful
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      Thank you so much, I am so darn excited! I keep showing everyone!! haha
      I don't mind you asking at all! I'm 29, 30 in August!
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      Lol I bet! I would too! And I’m 28. It was hard to process at first, but I finally accepted it and I am starting to get more confident the more adjustments I get.
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      I got that soft reliner as well and it has made a difference, i don't need nearly as much adhesive, i sometimes forget that I am even wearing dentures, the rubberized layer adds suction and comfort and I don't have any pain whatsoever and the gum or holes after a month are almost completely healed with new tissue. Its been a month and Im about to eat Wendys burger and fries. I lost about seven pounds the first couple weeks but am gaining it all back. And Im using Dynarex Adhesive now which is sold on ebay, more industrial denture adhesive.
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      I love spicey foods and spicey red hot potato chips and I haven't had any since this whole thing so Im going to get me some tomorrow and see how I do with them. LOL
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      Thanks I will certainly order some if that adhesive. I had a soft reline once but is didn’t last long at all!! Is what you are talking about something new?
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      Which reline did you get? Was it from the dentist or one of the at home relines. The one that I received was from the dentist office so I am not certain if what the dentist use per say to the various at home relines that are available as Perma Soft, Cushion Grip, Pro soft, Reline it, Acryline, Code soft, Tokuyama, Dura rely a soft all sold on ebay are the same as whatever one they did at the dentist office. The one thing that I discovered from the dentist is once you get a reline done, you can no longer soak your dentures overnight in the effervescent cleaners as it denigrates the reline. You can use the efferverscent solution with soap to clean them, then the dentures must sit in a dry bath. Alot of peoples relines don't last because they soak there dentures at night in the effervescent solution that pulls the reline off. So Im looking for a small lid that I can use to pour the effervescent solution and sit the denture in so the liquid covers just the denture teeth and denture gum without touching the reline, that way I obtain removal of all germs and bacteria without a concern for the reline coming or denigrating off the denture itself. Hopefully that bit of info helps my denture family.... Love yall and we are going to make it
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      Boy you are so knowledgeable! I wish I had talked with you earlier in my process!!
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      Thank You Linda, i tend to ask alot of questions when I do have to go to the appointments.... They probably can't wait for me to walk out, because I bug the crap out of them with questions and research everything else that comes to mind...
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      I know the feeling I complained so much that I know they hated to see me coming!!
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      Linda

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      Oh and yes it was from the dentist, but he never said anything about not soaking them! That would have been helpful!!
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      Yep they don't tell people that after you get a reline rather one at home or at the dentist office that you can no longer soak your dentures in the effervescent solution as it will disintegrate the rubber, lining that sticks to the denture plate. If they would tell people this, even a temporary reline is suppose to last three months an dental office reline abit longer than that. Some have lasted for up to a year with people who don't soak there dentures overnight and just clean them, brush them, run water over them and place them in a dry bath then the rubberized lining wont lift, peel or disintegrate. Atleast if your purchase any of the over the counter brands I mentioned: Perma Soft, Cushion Grip, Pro soft, Reline it, Acryline, Code soft, Tokuyama, Dura rely a soft if you do it yourself which you can then you know not to soak them at all... But Im thinking of getting a saucer or plastic bowl top and using that, about one inch of the effervescent solution to soak on the denture teeth and gum without touching where the lining is so I can effectively kill bacteria and keep the teeth clean and germ free and keep my reline for as long as possible. My wife calls me Mcgivver ill come up with an ideal for sure....
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      Yes, that is a great idea!! I think I might try one of those store boughten reline that you recommended! I have nothing to lose at this point!!
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      OK Linda let me know how it works out for you and it should certainly last alot longer atleast three months. I also know of a brand that is industrial which is used in dental offices that is sold on ebay if you want that name, thou it cost more, you can do it yourself at home. Because when this one that I have wears away that is exactly what I am going to do, i am not spending two or three hundred dollars for a reline that I can do myself. I saw how they do it, they pour it and you immediately place it in your mouth for three minutes to cure it and set a gum molding with it and then after it cures, sets they trim off the excess, rinse it and it is set- well for alot less we can do it ourselves.
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      I definitely will let you know. You have been so helpful!! Thanks
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      Thanks Linda we are in this together... It has been such a blessing finding, discovering this denture group community as coming through this process has been a long, arduous, difficult decision and it is such a blessing having a support group of people who are going through the same thing. I was so frustrated, depressed, anxious, broken after getting my teeth extracted at 48 years old. Thou they were crooked, gaps, loose and messed up. Having to wear dentures at 48 I wasn't mentally prepared for, i mean I thought long ago that dentures were for old retired, grandpa and grandma people. However after undergoing this experience with time I have come to appreciate everything in the process including having the dentures, with this appreciation having you all on here along with the fact that there are countless people out here dealing with major dental issues who just don't have the funds to even afford basic, economy dentures, so we must count our blessings, be appreciative for what we have, accept this new aspect of life and keep our heads up with motivation, optimism, fellow support and strength as we are not alone. Whoever is responsible for creating this website and forum may God bless!
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      Yes Aminadav this site is great! Although I signed up for it at the time of my extractions and didn’t go on it much, it seemed to be kind of a waste of time. Maybe it was new then or a different type of people were on then. There didn’t seem to be true honesty or helpful information. So glad that I signed on last week, what a difference. Yes we do have to count our blessings, i feel bad for the ones who can’t afford dentures and probably a lot of the time that is why they need them in the first place. My mom got dentures at a young age, although she did well with them! I remember her always saying take care of your teeth, you don’t want dentures! I now see what she meant. I used to be a smoker which didn’t help my teeth, then after all of my surgery’s i was so many prescription drugs that were also harmful to my teeth. I know that it is nice to talk to other denture wearers and hear their problems. It helps with some possible solutions to your own problems.
      Take Care.
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      Yes indeed Linda thanks. Me having to have dentures is due to me being born with a thyroid issue and pituitary disease so its nothing I could do to prevent it or stop it. I am definitely get the snap on implants for the top as well by June- that should make life abit easier without the hockey puck palate being at the top. You take care as well my friend.
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      I am currently using SECURE just ordered CUSHION GRIP.  Anyone????
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      I've never used secure, Cushion grip is a reline so tell me how it goes and how it works and if it is effective when it arrives. I am using dynarex denture adhesive which is sold on ebay. Its abit more industrial- it sells for $5.00 dollars for a 2 oz tube. It has a all day hold and cleans up at night abit easier as far as peeling off the gunk in my opinion. Tell me Joan how the Cushion Grip reline works for you I am interested as if it does work for you ill order it for myself. At present I have just received a week ago a reline from the dentist office which should last for a couple months. Just remember when you do your reline that thereafter you can not soak your dentures overnight in the effervescent cleaning solution as it will dissolve and disintegrate your reline- i learned that from my dentist office.
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      joan rosenblatt

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      Never heard about not using effervescent cleaning.  What would I use instead?
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      Yes indeed Joan that's exactly what I was told by several at the dentist office including the dentist and the technicians or assistants. The effervescent will dissuade and disintegrate the reline causing it to not last nearly as long as it is suppose too so what one has to do is use the effervescent solution with the denture toothbrush and abit of liquid soap and brush them and then put them in a dry bath, your denture container as it, i put a small towel in the denture container. Otherwise the reline won't last that long as the effervescent bath will lift the reline.
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      Nancy E Colson

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      I'm curious, how did you find and settle on Dynarex?
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      I found Dynarex on ebay, it isn't sold in stores and apparently can only be purchased at there website, on ebay, amazon and perhaps at medical supply companies. I have presently settled on it only because it has a strong all day bond, retention and is abit easier to clean up at night. Not to mention it is alittle more affordable than the main name brands.
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      Well Nancy I'll tell you I think so, Fixodent never worked for me and it never held the denture in place all day. The off generic brands like dollar general generic brand of polygrip didn't work, the sea bond didn't hold for no time at all. The only one that works and worked well for me was and has been the super polygrip however cleaning it at night has been tolesome as it creates a rubber binding effect which is difficult to remove and takes up alot of time with towels, mouthwash, peroxide, hot water etc. So far the Dynarex is doing what I need, being its giving me retention and a strong hold. I mean I had last night per removing my dentures to clean after all day use still a tight tight grip. The Dynarex cleans and dislodges rather easy at clean time with less of a greasy grimmy feel in my opinion. Another great incentive has been for me I ordered two tubes and they gave me two more tubes for free so I can't beat the deal... I mean we are all under a budget HAHA 
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      Interestingly you don't hear or see any promotional anything about Dynarex Denture Adhesive and there arent any reviews on the product that I have found whatsoever, sort of a hidden gem and it cost abit less that the national traditional brands that are out here... One obviously cant purchase it at a regular store but I wonder if it can be purchased at the local area medical supply stores I am certain it can. However I'll just continue ordering it ahead of time on ebay, i am the ebay king for just about everything HAHA