New dentures too big and move

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I have worn a top denture for 20+ years but have only had bottom ones for 6 months. While they are making my permanent lower I am also getting a new upper one at the same time. The upper one i have now fits me fine and i have no issues with it other then it is time for a new one. I went to my dentist yesterday for a fitting and both the top and bottom ones were moving all over like they were made for someone else! My dentist said its normal for them to be large for a while until your mouth adjusts to them. I don't remember going through this in the past and it doesn't sound right to me. Has anyone been through this and is it normal for them to move around a lot at first??
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Zipity

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I personally have not.  My boss though is going for a new set and should have them I believe next week or the week following so I will let you know what he says about his as a comparison if someone hasn't entered this discussion between now and then.  He has had his first set for almost 20 years so you are both kind of in the same place, but he has has both an upper and lower for that length of time.  I do believe a lower is always most difficult to get "just so".

Good Luck.
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In my humble opinion, they should be tighter than your old ones, not looser. 
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Stephanie Winters

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That's what I thought also. When I go back next week my dentist and I will have to talk about this. I'm loosing my insurance in another month so I don't have time to mess around.
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Zipity

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You can call your insurance company.  I checked with mine just in case insurance was lost or changed mid process (this is such a long process).  For mine as long as molds are taken and sent to the lab they allow the process to finish up (provided my mold is at the lab, that's key) and then I do believe its 90 days past the last day of insurance to finish up.  I was pleasantly surprised. IN the case the perma mold isn't taken and sent to the lab, they do not cover it, which I wouldn't expect them to if I didn't have coverage/ lost it prior to any doings with the perma.

I also made sure to speak with the dentist about it to make sure he would work with me if something like that came up as we went through extraction, temporary and permanent. 
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Hi Stephanie, Your new set should not feel loose. We usually recommend to wear them for the first night for your gums to adjust and get used to the denture. If the Complete Upper is loose still, then your impression wasn't quite accurate for your upper. For a really good impression you should have two, one with impression tray and second should be with a custom tray or some will use the existing denture for the 2nd impression on your edentulous arch. If you are wearing a lower partial and it feels loose you need to get your clasps tightened. If you do make sure you  take them out and put back in before you leave the office. You don't want to go home and find they are too tight to take out. Hope this helps. :)
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Mrs. Winters i think you should go for a second opinion. You said that your top mouthpiece was a perfect fit.... your replacement should also fit the same not move all over feeling loose i believe your dentist is not telling you the truth. Good Luck!
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When i went a few weeks ago to start the impressions he said he wanted to try a new way and combine 2 appointments, doing it all in 1 day. He said then he had never done it this way before which did not make me feel confident. When i was at the fitting the other day he had me say a series of words six, ship, seven, etc. Each word I said the top denture fell and i had to push it up with my tongue. He said my mouth would mold to it and its normal for it to seem big at first. If gums shrink over time this didnt sound logical to me.  I am going to call my insurance company tomorrow morning and see what I should do. I dont want to accept them and be stuck with ill fitting dentures for years. Thank you to everyone that responded, its nice to have a forum to ask questions like this!
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I got top and bottom dentures after having all teeth removed at once it was close to a year later when I got the dentures so my gums had already shrunk as much as they were going to..my top plate fits well but I hate my bottom plAte I have used every kind of glue. Nothing holds the bottoms for long when trying to eat I am so tired of them I don't know what else to do the dentist told me the first time I went back that they were perfect when one tells you that what are you supposed to do
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Josie

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Hey Debbie, if you have a full lower I hate to say this but welcome to the crappy full lower denture clan. Full lowers don't really work for anyone. They don't have anything to hold on to. He probably meant they are perfect as perfect as they can be. Implants on the lower are costly but give more stability. We get asked too sometimes and the answer is they are made perfect, yes for your mouth, cosmetic, bite contact but if someone doesn't get implants on the lower that's the "best" they can get. Hope I helped but hope I didn't ruin your day.... I'm here if you have any more questions.
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Really their nothing you can do especially if it's not their mouth. Every one i know always have problems with lowers dentures.....I haven't heard anyone say my lowers fit great unless it's lock down with implants.
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Natalie

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Really their nothing you can do especially if it's not their mouth. Every one i know always have problems with lowers dentures.....I haven't heard anyone say my lowers fit great unless it's lock down with implants.
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Hey everyone, I'm hungry! My dentures don't allow me to chew, my gums are sore and full of blood clots. I even felt lightheaded today from not eating. I had to lay down. I'm going to keep drinking the shakes. I got a tamale that you buy at stater bros. They are real soft.I smashed it up with some beans and just swallowed it, like I said I can't chew due to the gums. When will I be able to actually chew food?
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Josie

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Hey Marilyn everyone is different when it comes to the beginning stage of chewing. Try eggs, cottage cheese, smoothies. Great you're drinking shakes. Ummm yogurt, maybe meatloaf, mashed potatoes....This is the time to use your creative skills! :)
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I mashed meatloaf into my mashed potatoes. best I ever had!!!  
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Nancy E Colson

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Apple sauce, scrambled eggs, cake and ice cream were my go tos.
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I wanted to tell a follow up to my original post. I went in today and was supposed to pick them up. I repeat, supposed to. They were way too big and moved all over my mouth, I was talking like i had a mouth full of marbles and they were almost falling out when i spoke. Not only that, I also had an overbite that made bugs bunny look normal. This looked nothing like my mouth when i went in, i looked like i needed braces. My dentist kept insisting this is totally normal and my mouth would change to fit them. When i insisted through my tears that this was not correct he said "Then why don't i just throw them in the garbage?" I said fine do that and left, leaving them there. I have called my insurance company and put in a complaint and now have to wait and see if they will approve my going somewhere else. I was very much looking forward to today because my temporary lower ones are so loose even when they are glued in they hurt to eat. Unbelievable. :(
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So sorry. I had a bad experience at a dentist. I reported them to a state board. I heard from them yesterday wanting more info. In the interim I has gone to another dentist. We sat don't explored my options. Set up a lab. Made a contract removal of my teeth, intermediate dentures. It has not been easy but I have hope.
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Sandy

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I just got fired by my dentist. Interesting. I'd been thinking about litigation anyway.
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Kath

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Like I said above, I filed a report. Didn't hear from them for over 3 weeks. They want the old dentists file on me. If people take no action, professionals continue to do unsatisfactory work. Good luck.