Does it ever get better?

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Hello all! I just found this group. I have a full upper and partial bottom. I am 6months in and it's still a nightmare!! Sore spots still come and go, and I also have pieces of bone that work there way through my gums. I can eat with my denture in, but prefer not to as it is still uncomfortable. I've heard people say it takes about a year to really feel normal again. I just want my life back before I go insane!!!
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Patrick DePalma

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lisa j Llewellyn

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Hi, I have the same situation but I am only at 2-1/2 months. I feel the same: I no longer enjoy eating, favorite things do not taste the same as before, can't wait to get them out after about 6 hours, hate the adhesive, basically I hate everything about them. But I guess we have no better choice but to learn to accept them. Let's stay positive and hope for the best. At least our teeth look better..lol
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Patrick DePalma

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Staying positive is the hard part! I pop mine out as soon as I get in my car after work!! But yes, they do look great!! Hahaha
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Hi Patrick, I am just over 5 months with a full upper.  If you are still having sore spots 6 months in, you should go to your dentist for adjustments, as 6 months sounds too long to still be getting them.  If you haven't had a soft liner done yet, this may make a world of difference for you.  Your denture becomes a better fit, as the soft liner will mould to your upper palate.  I think I am one of the lucky ones, because I adjusted to having my denture very early on.  I had a great dentist and I just trialled and error all of the different denture products, that were out there.  Using the Secure adhesive, allows me to eat normally, as my plate stays securely in.  I have ordered some Cushion grip which people have recommended on this forum, but here in New Zealand it is still on back order.  Can't wait to trial this product when it comes.  Patrick, it does get better, it just takes time :-)
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Thanks Positivity!! I have had the soft line done and it was much better for awhile. I think at this point,with the swelling down,my denture is just too big? When I mentioned sore spots,I was referring to bone shards. I have 3 working out at the moment. I am going back to the dentist next week for adjustments. And in May I'm getting the hard line done, where they send denture back to the lab. So I'm hoping that will help. As of now,even with adhesive they are still loose!! Its just so frustrating.........
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Until May, you could try a soft reline. I did my own using reline it, $5.00 at walmart. My immediates were junk, they never fit right, I just had new top dentures and partials made at a different office, They fit so well I don't need adhesive. But now I have to learn to eat and speak all over again. Oh the denture life.