My teeth a full set don't fit after 4yrs I am so fed up
Hello I joined 2 sites on Facebook one is Women with denture and implants social group. The other is Dental Implants/Dentures Support Group a few weeks ago and have learned so much and have had may suggestions that have helped me I joined this page 6 or 8 months ago and never get much from it ! Hope this will help you out. I even found a method to keep my top denture in all day lon on the women's page called the combo Good Luck to you
Mandy, I know the feeling. I've had my full dentures just under a year and they are extremely uncomfortable. If I'm alone, I don't even wear them. The insides of my lips have been rubbed completely raw and they hurt most of the time. They are bulky and awful...and that's not even mentioning eating. I have gotten some good advice from this forum about adhesives and just trying to learn how to chew and swallow all over again, but I highly doubt I will be able to wear and forget them ever. I use seabond liners on the bottom which reduce the pain in the gums and will hold down 1 side when chewing. Steaks, bread, lettuce, pork chops are all food I eat very rarely if at all just for the sheer discomfort of it all. I have had them adjusted 4 times. The tops, I use polygrip super to add security to the suction but even with that they still want to pop out if I try to drink through a straw or whistle. All in all, they are painful and uncomfortable as hell. They are purely a cosmetic device so I can show pearly whites when I smile. I did horribly at taking care of my teeth and now I am paying for it. As far as advice goes from this forum, I welcome it all but I have found nothing life changing. I eat a lot of ibuprofen to get me through the day until I can rip them out of my mouth, which is the only time I get any real relief from them. Anyway, I hate to sound so dismal about it. Seems a lot of people don't have as much difficulty, or have found things that work great. But not me. I did hear about some European products that seem to work wonders, but as of this post getting them in the States seems next to impossible. Sorry you are having such a hard time, but you are by no means alone.
HI Mandy, that is so awful that you have put up with your teeth for that long. Is there any way, that you could go to a highly recommended dentist, that could make you another set? Perhaps a new set, will help the discomfort. I am always at my dentist who is only to happy to help with any adjustments that I need doing. It seems from this forum, that a lot of people have trouble with their dentist not actually listening to their concerns, etc. If your dentures aren't fitting after 4 years, there must be something with the make of them? And this needs to be sorted out.