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Having trouble keeping bottom dentures in after eating any ideas
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Mark Richter

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Barbara G

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HI Mark Richter
The soloution is to get clip on lower dentures
Get 3 implants and have the denture retro fitted to clip on to the implants
you  will love them

Go to 3 dentists that advertise  free consultations and discuss this solution and their prices 

Go back to your dentist and if he can't fix the problem give them back and ask for a refund
  
Better still if you live near a dental college go there and for a consultation and a price

Or go to Mexico or Costa Rico if you can not afford it here

Read this blog and find other people who have done this
Good luck
barbara
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Mark Richter

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Thank you I just had pizza tonight and used super poligrip and had no issues. Maybe the adhesive along with the adjustment that I just had done helped.
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Gretchen Smith BDS

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I was gonna say maybe a n adjustment..I'm way overdue for one and I'm having to reapply glue now several times per day...did it stop the problem?
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Snowflurry

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Great news! I don't have experience with the bottoms yet but for the tops once they put the soft liner in and got it adjusted right it made worlds of difference.
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Joel Rook

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I keep reading things about soft liners. Is this liners attached to the dentures themselves? Is it more expensive? This option wasn't even made known to me when I had dentures done. I had no idea this was a thing.
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It's a mixture they do at the office after a few weeks of healing.  I think it starts off in powder form and gets liquid added to it.  It forms like a paste that hardens into a sort of gel like liner that forms to your gums.  it just makes the denture more comfortable.  It sticks to the denture and doesn't really come back off.  It tastes kind of like what I imagine paint remover would taste like for a day or two.  Pretty awful but it does go away and it definitely made it more comfortable for me.  I pretty much just soaked it for the first two days to get rid of that taste.  This is on my immediate denture and was included with my fittings so I don't think there was an extra charge but it was just kind of one lump total that I paid attention to which included extractions, fittings, immediate denture, and eventually the permanent fixed implant.
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Heather Welberry Fewell

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Joel Rook the best one is prosoft and you can buy it on Ebay or Amazon and you just follow the directions by mixing the powder with the liquid.. pouring it on the inside of the denture that goes against your gums.. put them in your mouth for 3 minutes.. take them out and put them in water with baking soda for 20 minutes to cure and then trim any excess around the edges and wear them !! They fit so nice after that and feel great and it lasts for months. It can also be used with glue if needed and it comes in a two pack so you can do top and bottom at the same time. Absolutely wouldn't recommend any other kind and i've tried them all practically. Hope this helps. Let us know what happens.
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I didn't know you could do this yourself. Great info!
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Heather Welberry Fewell

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Snowflurry yes!! You can actually buy a kit called reline at places like Walmart but I really didn't like that one.. it didn't last long enough for me and had more steps in the application than the prosoft but it's available locally and you don't have to order it online and wait for it in the mail so if you need a liner quickly the reline one available at walgreens, Walmart, CVS and local stores will do, but if you can wait for it.. the prosoft one is just a far superior product and the comfort and fit it provides is excellent. Not to mention the reline one is about 6 bucks and the prosoft pack of 2 liners is about 13 bucks or so, so they are far cheaper than the dentist office version which is anywhere from $150 to $400. Good luck
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Barbara G

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Hi  Heather Welberry Fewel

Heather how much money in up  keep do denture cost?

  I mean including re lining and new dentures etc

So the cost is the denture plus all relinings plus new dentures (at what point?)

I was wondering what the life time cost of  dentures was compared to getting some implants  instead of just dentures?
Thanks

Barbara


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I just looked at the affordable dentures website for my nearest location and they are quoting $1100 per implant placement. No idea if that is the same at all locations.
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Barbara G

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Hi  janet
when they say $1,100 does that include the crown  also ??   or is it just the implant?
If you get clip on dentures do you need just the implant or do you need the implant and a crown???
Thanks
Barbara
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Below i an add for clip on dentures:

Clip-on Dentures

(Implant Over-Dentures)   In modern dentistry, living with unsecured dentures has faded away from being the “gold standard” treatment for people who have lost all of their teeth (or just about to). These traditional dentures may be inconveniently loose, painful and socially awkward at times. They may also stop you from eating many of the foods you once enjoyed. The way you speak may also be affected by these dentures

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I don’t know Barbara. I assume it is just the implant.
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Brand new and very curious. Desperate questions: I’m 44, always took care of my teeth but I’ve always had a sugar cravings problem and the sugar crystallized and started rotting my teeth, one by one. I got upper dentures and 3 years later they don’t fit the same and come out when I eat. Do you think I can have them fixed(or fitted again without paying more). So expensive. For a mouth of individual implants, is over $40,000.00! More than a Expensive car! As my bottom teeth are getting pulled more and more, I’m absolutely horrified at the way I will look with no teeth. I can’t eat most things. The screw in teeth sound fine but have to have surgery every year for cleaning (gross). I fear having something that Clips on because eventually the snap thing will break and also have to be removed and back in, in 1 year.
Anyone can help me understand and settle my nerves and dreams, what the permanent screw in teeth that have to have surgery every year are about. We live paycheck to paycheck and I have 2 teeth to get pulled now leaving only 4 teeth and I will be home bound. I will never leave the house again with no teeth. And it will be so much harder to eat. I’m so scared. I never think of anything else anymore. I’m obsessed with this fear.. please help
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Julie it honestly just depends what was included in your initial surgery but I would think after 3 years they probably won't adjust it for free.  You may want to see it they'll do a free consult to discuss your options.  It sounds like you've been given some innaccurate information or I was and I hope not since I'm going through the steps to get the fixed implants.  As far as I know you don't need a yearly surgery to clean the implants.  You get regular checkups just like you would with natural teeth.  When you go in all they do is unscrew them and clean them.  It's not a surgery.  An apoxy covers the screws once they are done.  For your regular home cleaning most people get a water pik to get food particles out that become trapped.  Also the snap ins shouldn't break yearly.  Just take care of them and don't eat strictly hard foods.  For your current dentures I agree with everyone else's suggestions and find the right glue that works with you.  I prefer the fixodent with scope but everybody finds one that is their favorite.  I think the polident may have a stronger grip for me but I like the other better.  Also you could look into if a soft liner application could be done at the dentist and costs of that.  Mine was included so I don't know how much that runs.  Hope this helps.
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Hi  julie
You have to  educate your self and find out exactly what is available and the cost

Read over what Snowflurry Just told you
She explains it    well
Go to 2 or 3 dentists that advertise "Free consultations" and ask what they offer and  get their advise and their price

Look up implants on the internet and read about it
Knowledge is power

If you have a dental college near you go there for a consultation
Let us know what  you have Learned

Report back
Good luck
Barbara
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Mary J. Bennett Sharp replied to this question:Implants for bottom denture; worth cost??
Whatever you have to do to afford implants, DO IT! Dentures are a hard transition. Very hard. Implants save the day! You will never regret it.

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Mark Richter

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Like you I always tried to take care of my teeth, but with smoking and me loving chocolate along with me grinding my teeth, my teeth were in had shape. I went to a dentist and it would of been a long road to try to fix them with no end in site of getting them all fixed. I told them I didn't have the money for all this work and talked to them where they charged my dental plan this year and next year and get my full dentures right away and later charge the plan and have my dentures right away. My teeth were then taken out in 4 appointments, and with another 4 weeks of healing I am smiling again.
So my advice is to talk to your dentist and see what options that can help you. Good luck and I hope that this comment gives you hope.
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If you don't have the money for implants, which would obviously be the best fix for this problem, then make sure the bottom denture fits as tightly and correctly as possible, either with a hard reline from dentist, soft reline from dentist, or soft reline you do at home..I like pro soft... you also need the best glue and secure brand glue is WATERPROOF and lasts me at least 12 hours with excellent holding power no matter what i eat. It also releases very well after the 12 hours and comes off the gums clean by rolling out off like a flattened piece of gum. You can buy it online, Ebay, vitamin stores, Amazon... but get the kind called SECURE and make sure its waterproof. Great fitting dentures and that specific glue and you won't have ANY movement. I promise. That prosoft liner can also be purchased on Ebay, Amazon, etc. And its very easy to do yourself AMD really makes loose dentures fit tight again and can be used in conjunction with that glue I mentioned. Let us know what you do.