I've been in tears for the past 2 days

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Well I've been in tears for the past 2 days I hate my dentures I absolutely hate them I really think that there's something wrong with them the partials that I had they fit right away I didn't have any problems with them I got them adjusted once after having them for over a year and these new ones hurt and the top one which is a full denture is just like so bulky in my mouth I just it feels awful and both the top and bottom hurt the bottom is a partial and I'm starting to wonder whether this something wrong with them these are all plastic the ones that I had before were metal and I have to say I had no problems with them and the metal is much it was much thinner that this plastic that they gave me is so thick it feels like I have a shoe horn in my in my top the top of my mouth and I don't know what recourse I have I'm going to the dentist today he's on vacation this week so I'm supposed to be getting an adjustment by one of the technicians because I have a court case that I need to see about my disability on Tuesday so I'm going to see what she can do today and I'll probably be back on his doorstep on Monday trying to get things adjusted but there's something wrong and I don't know whether I should go to another dentist and have them check it out and see whether there's something wrong with them
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Josie

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Hi Diane. Take a deep breath. I will try and give you some tips to take with your Dental provider. What did you have done?
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I have a full denture at all my upper teeth removed and I have a partial at the bottom I just replied to a couple of other friends in the community my problem is with a piece of skin I don't know what they call it that attaches underneath your lip to your gum and mine happens to be unusually long and rigid so the dentist so I guess it's going to talk to me on Monday about what I'm going to have to do in order to accommodate the Denture with this piece of skin they have to be surgically cut I don't know but they shave down the Denture as much as they could without damaging it me and it could literally snap in half so they don't want to cut it down anymore but anytime I bite down it immediately tears my dead skin underneath my lip
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That's the Labial frenum :) I think it's called a frenectomy. They will probably surgically remove very little. It's not a common thing to have but you will be fine. You are just unique which is a good thing.
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Diane I am so sorry ur having such a tough time. I know getting dentures is a huge adjustment for all. I am hoping sum1 at ur dentist office can help u. I know the immediates r usually made a little big for room for swelling. Hopefully they will do a reline for u soon. I know my first 1 made my denture fit like a glove. Was amazing. I go for my 2nd Tuesday. I am really sorry ur having problems. It will get better tho. I'm sure of it. Please keep smiling and keep posting. I always smile reading ur posts. Let us know how it goes today.
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The support that I've gotten from all of you has meant the world to me it is really helped me I talked about it at the dentist yesterday and they actually told me that I shouldn't pay attention to the stuff that I'm reading in the Forum and I told him well without listening to the people in the form I probably would have pulled my hair out and b-ball right now so I love all you guys and I want to thank you so much for being there for me and for sharing your stories to help me through mine
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How was your day Diane? Hope you're feeling better. Don't give up! You can do this!
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I went to the dentist yesterday and they shave down the Denture but I have you know that piece of skin that is attached to your upper lip mine is very long and very rigid so wait almost goes to my tooth that's how long it is and that's why I've been having so much trouble because it's pushing up against that and they did what they could yesterday but the dentist wasn't there I go back on Monday not sure what I'm going to have to do I guess I'll find out from the dentist on Monday I might have to be surgically cut I don't know because they cut down the Denture as much as they could without damaging it and it's still round of hurting cuz it's pushing on it
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I know this is personal and you don't have to do it but can you post a pic on here of the denture and maybe just inside your upper midline area where your labial frenum is?
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Diane, you doing better this morning?
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Not really my mouth is full of medicine at Ryan fix the canker sores in my mouth from the dentures and I just posted above about my concerns with this piece of skin that's attached and you know from your upper lip and mine is long and rigid and it almost comes down to the tooth that's how long it is and that's what's causing the pain with the Denture the lower one is much better but the full denture at the top is the one that I have the most problems with and I'm not sure what they're going to do it's just taking so long I've started this in February I want my life back
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Hi Diane how r u doing today? Hopefully they can fix that piece of skin for u. I know that has to b painful and uncomfortable. I really hope things get easier for u. Seems they should have known that might cause problems for u on ur top denture.