Lower denture floating - adhesives not working yet

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I just had 18 teeth pulled 3 weeks ago and there are still "holes" from where the teeth were. I've tried a couple different adhesives but they only last for an hour or two and then they start floating again. I've only tried pastes.

Any suggestions? Would powder or the sea bond things work better? I had a soft reline done about a week ago.

Oh and by the way, not sure if it's important, but these are my temporary dentures.

Thank you!
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AliciaP

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Jeanne Roushey

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It takes six months, often more for your gums to heal and shrink. Adhesive is necessary till that happens and maybe after that but usually less after that.
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I had my lower teeth removed and a lower denture in place the same day. I have found that as my gums have shrunk and my dentures loosen, that if I swallow my denture push to the bottom of my mouth.
I just put a line of Fixodent in an hour ago for the first time. So far I have had no issues. I have read that if you dry your gums before you put your dentures in it will help prevent the cream from loosening. Since the cream absorbs water to remove, the more moisture you can remove from between your gums and dentures should increase the time the adhesive sticks.
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Good luck with Sea bond-sure it feels great on the lower gum but for me didn't hold it in. I have no idea what type of reline I'll be getting-just hoping it works cause using lots of Fixodent on the bottom bites.
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If you are in temporary dentures you may be getting a soft line. I think I need a new one again
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Some people have really good bone or implants or luck and can eat everything but I can't. I have given up eating real chewy things. I do not eat anything that I have to pull with my teeth like apples, Corn on Cob, sandwiches. I cut into pieces and do well. The more stress on bottom, the faster it loosens. It is not a big sacrifice to look better. Relines and time all help.
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Good post-I've thinking that way to-you need dentures so you won't look like "white trash" so you get them & then have trouble talking & you find out its easier to take the damn things out at home in order to eat/enjoy a meal. If this reline doesn't work in sept I'll be super mad. For sure dentists won't improve dentures after all once you're toothless you have to get dentures & the more they fit like crap the more money we'll send on denture creams that don't do jack or those implants or whatever=nice racket for a person.
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Thank you ,I will definitely try that
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Jeanne Roushey

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I just dry with a piece of paper towel.
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AliciaP

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You know, I consider myself a relatively intelligent person, and right now I'm feeling like an idiot!
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I am with you. This is all new to me as well. I am not too worried about. Long term issues with my denture. I have decided that as soon as my gums heal, I am having pertinent implants. Once that is all healed, I will start on the top ones. I plan on having a fun year of soft foods and clear liquids.