Finally able to eat a hamburger without pain or extreme difficulty.

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Well it's been 5 weeks since I got full dentures.I had my 7th adjustment to date so far today and the dental asst. put fixodent on my upper and lower and sent me on my way.My husband persuaded me to try to eat some of his whataburger because I was whining about how it smelled so good and it'd been so long since I had meat.Boy was it good,happy day.Haha.The only thing is getting used to the odd pressure on the gums from the chewing.I had no pain at all.Now I'm planning to go to one of my favorite restaurants next weekend since I can finally eat with the dentures without a lot of pain or hassle.I couldn't even eat bread without some kind of liquid until recently so it's a really big deal...:)The fixodent helped a whole lot in keeping the dentures stable enough to eat with without causing more sores too easily or soon.
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3 days after my surgery (28 teeth extracted), and I feel "ok". The shifting of the bottom denture is barely tolerable, but I like food, so I am finding ways to eat. I seem to be holding the bottom denture in place the best I can with my tongue, while trying to chew. I realize that it is a slow journey to getting to eat a hamburger, but I'm drooling just thinking of one. In the meantime, my wife's meatloaf was awesome today! I see my dentist in 3 more days to adjust the dentures.
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Mark .... you're AMAZING me!! You've got this ''all figured out'', so until you get your ''permanent'' dentures, you're doing GREAT!! Yep, I found Cushion Grip was a ''lifesaver'' for me too...However, once you get the permanent plates, it doesn't stick to the ''acrylic'', like it does the temporary plates... The ''Permanent'' plate so much thinner and ''form fitting'' to your mouth.. The best thing I noticed was the ''Thick Plate' between my nose and mouth & on the back molar areas ..Food doesn't seem to get lodged above my back teeth anymore ...The permanent plate wasn't as thick and formed right to my ''healed'' gums & contoured perfectly from my teeth to my nose.. Sure made it a lot easier to blow my nose too!!! You're doing all the ''Right Stuff'' Mark ... You'll be in those permanent plates in no time...and your gums will ''adjust'' again with the new plates ... might be a couple sore spots at first, so keep the ''Fixodent'' handy if you need it... I still use a very very small ''spot'' of Fixodent when I go out for dinners, for my ''own security'' ... I think the ''trick'' to having your dentures ''sit well'' when eating is to chew food on ''both sides'' of your mouth...seems to work better that way too... GOOD LUCK MARK!!! Keep the 'updates coming''!!!!!
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Dee, It has been a long journey, and you have helped a lot. So here is my situation: I went in to get a soft reline, and my dentist told me I need a hard reline. I thought they do the hard reline after 6 months, but he said after 6 weeks. He stated that now that the gums are healed, and the sore spots are gone, that it's ready for a hard reline. Well, the sore spots are not gone. My gums seem to be healed, but the bottom denture just doesn't fit right. I think I need a complete new bottom denture. When I take it out and hold it up next to my mouth, it is way too wide of a horse shoe shape, and the front part is way too narrow to fit my gum line. I had the dental technician try to adjust them 5 times in that one visit to get the denture away from the sore spots, but finally gave up. Well, I went home and got my dremel tool out, found a grinding bit shaped as a cylinder, and carefully started my own "adjustment". It is starting to fit better, but I still think a complete remake of the lower is necessary for a proper fit.
Is it six weeks or six months before the hard reline or rebase?
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Mark ... When I first got my ''temporary'' dentures.. I got ''soft relines'' all the way from early April till the end of May... then I didn't see my dentist until mid September for ''Impressions'' for my PERMANENT denture...I also got a 'lower partial'' at the same time I got my teeth pulled in April... The teeth on the lower Partial were NOT the same color as the upper denture, so I complained a LOT about that, so finally my dentist made me a new ''partial''... at no cost either! So, it took from April till September for my gums to heal enough for the PERMANENT denture impressions to begin... Then, it was another process, since the ''Impressions'' are done in WAX, it took a couple of weeks to come back from the lab for my ''fitting'', then another 10 days went by and ''bite'' impressions were done..then another 2 weeks before the final fitting & wearing my Permanent dentures home... (The WAX Impression comes back with ''teeth'' in it, and it's conformed like a ''glove'' to your Mouth.. and it's THINNER too!.)The ''upper denture'' and ''lower partial'' teeth match up perfectly with each other, in other words, the teeth are in perfect alignment and you'll see the teeth lines match up when you bite down.. I still had some ''sore spots'' with my permanent dentures too, because your gums will readjust to the permanent denture too, in 3-7 days...So after 2 visits in October, I no longer have any sore spots...and did a ''cleaning'' on my remaining bottom teeth... Now, I'll see my dentist every 6 months... My Dentist told me that a ''HARD RELINE'' usually isn't done for a couple of years after you get your permanent ones... I'm sure each Dentist has their own ''style'', but I'd hardly think your gums are fully healed yet Mark... If I can count right, you're about 10 weeks or so into Dentures, right?

Soooo, I guess you're going to need to DEMAND your dentist FIT YOUR LOWER DENTURE to your gums....Afterall, I know I've paid $7,600.00 and I want it done RIGHT.. You've been very ''creative and learned a lot'', especially how to live with your new Dentures... However, I know I would really have my panties in a bunch if they couldn't make my dentures FIT right! I think it's too early for a hard reline, since your in ''temporary dentures'' .. However, one girl in a post above said she had all her teeth pulled, dentures put in immediately, and her dentist told her those are her PERMANENT dentures...Perhaps you might have to ask the Dentist if these are your PERMANENT dentures... But, I'd definitely demand that your lowers are ''fixed'', and let them know how UNHAPPY you are with the fit... It's a lot of ''time and money'' that we've invested in our new smiles... Keep me posted Mark ... Here' my e-mail address too... dreilman1@yahoo.com if you'd like to keep in touch too... GOOD LUCK..
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Oh, one more thing, when they put that white powder on your denture to see where the sore spots are, sometimes that still doesn't show ''where'' it hurts, so my dentist used a ''marker'' on my gums which transfers to the denture where it hits the sore spots, and she adjusts from that marker spot...Only my ''Dentist'' does this, not a technician tho... The only time I saw anyone other than my dentist was when the ''Hygenist'' cleaned my lower teeth in November....
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Awwww poor love.. Have you considered implants to clip the lowers onto.. I've just had this Feb 2019.extractions plus full upper and lower denture. 3 implants on the bottom to clip my lower dentures onto.. They don't move at all.. This week is my first week with them clipped on..im still trying new foods so far so good though I have sore spots at moment I'm still extremely happy with the outcome and they look beautiful.. Can't wait to try all my favourite foods not sure about meat /steak as yet but hopefully in time ..i haven't eaten properly for years and this last year soft food only.. I totally understand how it feels to go hungry.. Wish you best of luck hope one day soon you'll be comfortable and eating normally again ...