First Time Using Secure. Not What I Had Hoped For.

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First off, let me say how glad I am to have found this forum. The world of dentures is very new to me and I am at a loss. I had a permanent, partial upper bridge that broke. My remaining teeth were not in good shape. Another partial was not an option. A little over 3 weeks ago I had seven teeth extracted and was given an immediate denture. Two weeks ago, the denture became very lose and the dentist had to reline it. I haven't been back for a reline since. 

To be honest, I count myself amongst the lucky. I have experienced virtually no pain, there was no visible swelling, talking has not been an issue. I've also been pretty successful eating. I can order a slice of pizza and bite into it. I had a hamburger and fries at McDonald's.  I even ate a bagel--had to break it up--but I ate it. Biting into a real sandwich still feels like an impossible dream....

My issues are getting used to the hunk of plastic in my mouth and finding an adhesive that works. So far I have tried Efferdent and Fixodent Plus. Since it is early days, I am using adhesive sparingly, more on the palate than the gums. Both worked okay, but neither held the denture in place when eating certain foods.

It was with high hopes that my Secure came. I used it very sparingly, maybe too sparingly, but was not happy with the result. It did not hold well at all. The denture came right down when I tried to eat. In all fairness, I should mention I was biting into an open pulled brisket sandwich! I feel like I had much better results from the Fixodent Plus. 

I know many of you swear by Secure. Any advice on how to use it properly would be appreciated. Again, I used it very sparingly, smeared it around the palate area and avoided the gums.

Thanks, in advance, for any advice you can give on how to use Secure successfully. 

This has been quite the adventure. 
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Hi Nancy, 

First I have to tell you there will be foods that you may always have a problems  eating. For the most part you will enjoy most foods. 
I use a small amout of Secure on the top. I spread it completly over the denture. For the bottom I use the new Fixodent Ultra which is very good. You will have to try and find what works for You. Maybe another relign will help.
Go easy on the adhesives,because they can be diffucult to get off your gums.
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Clydene Shipman

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try poligrip ment flavor its not bad  and it seems to work better with me
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Dawn James

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So glad to hear your story, I am about to go thru the same thing as you did. 7 teeth Extracted and immediate dentures. Little nervous I no people heal different and I am so happy to get this bad taste gone and able to smile and eat..Please keep me in your prayers on the 28th...
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I know everyone is different but for me the anticipation was much worse than the reality. The procedure was painless. I was awake and didn't even feel a shot. I tell my dentist he has magic hands. I never had any real pain afterward, just some discomfort that ibuprofen took care of the first night. I've had no problem wearing them all day. Is life perfect? No. I still always know that they are there. I find it frustrating that there are food I can't eat. Then, my 92 year old father reminds me that it is early days, my gums are still healing and that the final denture will be much better.  I really believe there is light at the end of this tunnel. Stay positive.
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Thanks Ramona. I have been going easy on the adhesive. I am going to stay clear of the gums and stick to the palate until I see my dentist again on the 28th.  I may have better luck with the Secure when I can cover the entire denture... I'll give the Fixodent Ultra a try...
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Hi Nancy. I tried Secure in the beginning and it wouldn't hold. After I had my upper cut into a horseshoe, my dentist used Secure. I told him it wouldn't work on me. Well, guess what...it works. The secret is to make sure your plate is dry and your guns where you are using it is dry. I smear it around then add another couple of dabs and press I in for 15 seconds and don't eat or drink for 15 mins.. Holds for 12 hours! The dry plate and mouth is the secret.
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The plate was dry. Not sure how to dry ones mouth...
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Hi Nancy,

Did your dentist make the horseshoe or are these the Russel Klein's?  I feel like I can handle my dentures now, it's been over a year and I sure would like to use, or have exposed, more of my palate!  Even if it is just when I am home eating.  I miss having the flavors everywhere except the sides of my cheeks and my tongue so much, I cry.
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Don't know what a Russel Klein is but these are not a horseshoe. Hunk of plastic covers entire palate. It can definitely use some work. Trying to last until  my next appointment on the 28th.
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I tried this. Shoved a paper towel in my mouth to soak up all moisture and then quickly inserted bottom denture. Made no difference.
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Hey Nancy I have had full dentures for a year and I'm glad to hear that your experience is a lot less painful and downright aggravating than mine. I use polygrip super for uppers and the hold is very secure. Only if I drink through a straw do I notice a pull down on it. The bottoms are horrible. Lol. I use sea bond liners there and they provide cushion and an ok hold until I start to chew, then it's like trying to keep a freight train with no wheels on the tracks. My mouth is still not at all used to the abrasive hunks of plastic, I've kind of given up on that. After a couple hours in they just hurt and rub the inside of my lips raw and hell. I can chew, just really small bites and even then chewing is more about trying to keep the lowers in place than it is about breaking up the food. But yeah you just have to experiment. I've tried everything I can find and I'm pretty sure this is the best it's going to get. But don't let that discourage you, sounds like I had a much harder time from the get go. Good luck and just keep trying things out till you find the right fit
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I never thought that I would be taking denture advice from my 92 year old dad but he insists I am doing unusually well. I'll give Poligrip a try. Why not? I don't mind the Fixodent but I do mind the zinc! I get the impression that bottoms are much more difficult than the tops. When that time comes, and I know it will, clip ins with implants will be something to consider. Fact is, I do have a choice, I just have to make the best of this.
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Nancy, I would suggest that you give Cushion Grip a try.  It seems to be the only thing that works for me.  It isn't really an adhesive as much as it is a temporary lining.  It stays for different amounts of time for different folks.  Worth a try.

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Hi Nancy ,
I've been a denture wearer for about a year-and-a-half now. I have tried poligrip, several different types of Fixodent, sea Bond and Polident liners and have had different types of issues with all of them. I heard some horror stories about secure and how hard it is to get off so that is one adhesive I have not tried. I found that seabond has a new adhesive on the market about 4 months ago. And I love it! So far I've only been able to find it on Amazon but it runs about 6 to $7 a tube. This will last me 97% of the time for a 15-hour day. On occasion they become loose before eating my dinner and I will just get up and use Fixodent powder on them and then eat dinner. I just pop them out rinse under water and then apply the powder, pop them back in and wait about three minutes and can eat my dinner. I do not clean them at that time.
I also found that drying my dentures off before applying the adhesive doesn't work very well for me. So I clean them in the morning and then well shake off the excess water, rinse my mouth, apply adhesive and press them in place. you might just have to keep trying a few things to see what works best for you. Good luck
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Just wanted to let you know I used the SECURE again today. This time I followed the instructions on the box and it worked well enough for me to eat a toasted bagel with butter and jelly. Getting the dentures out and the adhesive off was not a problem. I used the Clean-It Wipes and they really worked.
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Thank you. I'll try it. Very honestly, I have found Secure to be the least effective to date. Probably my fault. I applied it very sparingly out of fear of it being hard to remove.
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I just love the new FIXODENT ULTRA, it has solved all my issues, and lasts all day long. Like it was said by Karen Black here above, if the long lasting Fixodent Ultra starts wearing out by dinner time do not use that again for a short term fix as you will have to remove the denture in two hours anyway. So, for short term fixing use something less sticky and that way you can wash it easier after eating without having to pry your dentures off with a crowbar for nighttime cleaning!!!
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My prob is I have no bone.  I use SECURE and have the same issues.  Thinking about trying CUSHION GRIP any thoughts.  
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I also have heard good things about Cushion Grip. I have not been able to find any in stores, it may be an online only thing
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You can send a check directly to cushion grip.  I think free shipping.  Thinking of trying it.
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My sad conclusion after much searching and trying so many things is that when you have no bone on your bottom denture you are not going to have a plate that will stay firmly grounded unless you  have those pegs (or whatever they are called) anchored down into the jaw to attach the teeth to. The first problem with this is cost and the second is if you have enough bone to even to this. Cushion Grip worked the best for me until they took it off the market. I see it is now back due to popular demand. You can also check out something called DenSurefit. I have been using this for over a year now. Here's the site if you want to check it out, read the info, watch the videos and order: https://densurefit.com/

Or, they have now also placed this product on amazon.com. 

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I want to add that I just went to the Densurefit site and they are having a special. You will get 1 extra vial of silicone plus 20% off your entire order. Just thot I'd let this site know in case there is someone who wants to try. I ordered some for myself just because of the savings. There is an informative video that comes up after placing your order that will be very helpful.
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Barbara G here is the DENTURIST.  VIN DENT (917) 509-3001 I believe he is located in Bayside Queens.  Not cheap but he is excellent and u wont be disappointed.  He has been doing this many years and he really knows what he is doing.  If u use him just mention Joan.


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Just tried the Secure again. Didn't smear. Went with the diagram on the box. Haven't tried to eat yet.

Tried Poligrip first. Dismal failure. Came right out.

Edit: 2 hour later. Ate a piece of raisin toast. Denture still secure... I did get that burning (more of a tingle) that people talk about. Went away quickly.
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I use SECURE mixed feelings.  Thinking about trying CUSHION GRIP?
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Nancy E Colson

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So far I am really happy with it. My dentures have felt more secure today than ever. I even at a toasted bagel with butter and jelly. I was able to bite it; didn't have to break it up!
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I have the bone loss of my jawbone, making it impossible to get my lowers to stay put. I think Cushion Grip is going to be a lifesaver, if I can figure out how to properly use it. If you go to their website and click on “contact us” there is a number to speak with an “Ambassador”, with the option of texting her. That is my next step, but haven’t been able to do it yet. My daughter is very sick so I just don’t have the time or energy to make a call at this time. In the meantime I am not even trying to wear my lower denture. Good luck to you on this journey we all share here. If I can find my way back to this post when the time comes, I will let y’all know how Cushion Grip works for me