Finally getting better at 19 days.

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19 days after getting full dentures. I did it! I went out for lunch, and it went successful. I still have a long way to go, as I did not eat anything difficult. I have learned to keep away from melted cheese anything, as it sticks to the roof of my mouth. There is a couple places in the dentures what need filed down, so I will make a dentist appointment. The first couple weeks I gagged all the time, and it is a lot better. I still gag some, but I was thankful, I didn't do that while out eating. The gagging isn't as bad when I use Fixodent. For the last couple weeks, I could not keep the bottom dentures in place....today, I put about twice the amount of Fixodent, as I had used, and it did stay in place. Hopefully, it will get better everyday.
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Dee Reilman

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Sounds like you've figured out how to adjust to your new dentures ... I'm in my ''Permanent'' denture now.. I only have the ''upper'' and a partial for my lowers... It's a process, as your gums shrink ''hourly'' it seems and the dentures are still awkward at times.. I had several ''soft relines'', but eventually wound up using ''Cushion Grip'' on top of the reline material and ''Fixodent'' for securing them... That's what got me thru this initial process... Now, the permanent plate is so much better ... Good Luck to you Ann, you're on your way to a beautiful smile... Happy New Year!
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Thanks for the encouragement. The dentures still feel very uncomfortable! I try to keep them in most of the time, but sometimes, at home I take them out. I do not do well with the Fixodent. If I use too little they come out while eating. If I use too much they will stay in....but I have a hard time taking them out. Also, I have gobs left in my mouth after taking them out. Not sure what I should do about that. Happy New year to you Dee.
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Hi Ann ... the only thing that really helped was ''Cushion Grip'' for me... It's like a ''soft reline'', but it sticks to your denture, not your mouth... It worked great for me and I only needed to use it for 5 months... You can buy it at ''CVS'' pharmacy, or order it from ''Amazon.com''... it's a lot cheaper there,,,

Watch this video, maybe it will work for you as it did me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=764OxN... I ordered 4 tubes from Amazon, and you will use it until you get your permanent dentures.... You can still use ''Fixodent'' on top of Cushion Grip ...I think you'll find you'll use less Fixodent too.. Your gums are still shrinking and constantly changing, so this was a ''relief'' for me in between my dental visits...My dentist actually liked this method too, and she recommended it to other patients as well.. After my 2nd month & several soft relines, I didn't see my dentist for about 3 months, so this was a BIG HELP till then... I used Cushion Grip every day and it lasted between 4-7 days...It's easy to take off your dentures and once you get used to doing this, the time is shorter too... If you have any sore spots, just add a little extra to that area... I think you'll do just fine with it too... If you're still ''gagging'', have the dentist trim the back of the plate so it's not so far back in the roof of your mouth.. I never experienced the gagging, but did slightly during the fittings for my permanent plate...so they shortened and rolled the upper plate slightly and all is ''good'' now...

I take my teeth out when I'm at home too, and NO ONE is around ever! When you get your permanent dentures, they'll be ''form fitting'' and may only need a slight adjustment, but you'll have the ''Suction'' that keeps your dentures in without any paste...It's a process for sure, but once it's all done, it will be worth it... Hang in there, it does get better ... You'll be having ''Steak'' before you know it too...
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I am not familiar with "cushion grip". Think I will have to look into that commercial product. We dentists use a soft reline the we purchase from our dental supply company. It is called Coe Soft (a soft reline). Coe soft only lasts a few months, but it can be a godsend when dentures are place into the mouth where a lot of extractions will be healing, thus loosing the support for the denture. immediately after the extractions are completed, the healing process recontours the gums beneath the denture and it the denture begins to loosen...a problem for the patient and the dentist. Coe soft buys time and the dentist may remove and replace the coe soft several times during the first year of use for a new denture wearer. after a year, the dentist may recommend a "hard" reline....a refit which will be done with the same original material used to fabricate the denture in the first place.

A retired dentist in Hampton VA
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Dr. Allen, Cushion Grip works wonders. I am currently 7 weeks after 28 teeth extracted and full dentures with the "soft" temporary liner. The cushion grip is exactly that. It provides a cushion, and form fits to the ever changing gums, which provides a little more grip. Cushion Grip is not a paste nor a liner, it hardens a little but is still softer than the liner. It adjusts "to" the gums each day. I find that it takes about 5-10 minutes each morning to "settle in". After that, I add just a little powder or paste, and that holds comfortably all day.