Problems with bottom dentures

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Hi, time to vent so i apologize in advance. My bottom dentures just won't stay on, they come loose just by drinking water, my dentist said "that happends with bottom dentures". I use Fixodent food seal and no matter what i eat they come loose immediatley and gobs of food gets under them, has anyone else experienced this problem and if so what did you do about it. My next appointment is on Thursday, any advice on what I should tell my dentist? This is very upsetting, the thought of eating gets me upset I already lost 10 pounds and I'm one that dosen't need to lose weight.
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I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. You don't need to apologize. I know this is frustrating, and insight from others is so helpful. Feel free to post anytime you need advice or when you just need to vent.
I'm sorry your lower denture becomes loose so quickly. Fixodent is designed to hold for 12 hours. However, hot liquids such as soup, coffee and tea can loosen denture adhesive, as can the flow of saliva, which is often increased when dentures are first placed. Ibelieve it was the beginning of the month when you had your extractions done, soI expect your gums are still healing. As they heal, swelling goes down, which can cause loose dentures. A lower denture is naturally more difficult to hold in place than an upper denture, but please don't lose heart - it will get better. As your gumsheal, your dentist will continue to make adjustments to your dentures for improved fit, andtime will allow the muscles of your mouth to learn to hold your lower denture in place.
I'd like to follow-up with you via postal mail. Would you mind sending me an email with your name& address? Please send it to smhc.im@pg.com and include your username in your message. Thanks!
^Karen
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How nice of you to take the time to listen and respond I to am a "new" denture wearer and the bottom is the worse for me it's so embarrassed I xx do use fix dent works great with top unfortunately I have the same nightmare as above ! ; (
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The problem with the lower denture is that the lower jaw bone disappears four times faster than the upper. As that bone is reabsorbed by your body the lower denture had less and less top hold on to the best solution is to have a couple of implants installed to retain that bone. I know for most implants seem impossible. The high cost of implants usually includes the crown (fake tooth) on top. Some dentists (like mine) gave me a deal on price. My dentist put in a few implant posts to keep the bone from disappearing. You can then take it a step further and have your denture attached to the implants. That way it won't move. I know it's overwhelming but you want to live your life and be able to eat, talk etc without worry. If you get a dental discount card, it can also take a lot off of the cost of the procedure. Implant surgery was no big deal. I did it with no vaccine and only took ibuprofen for one day. It's a one time thing that will change how you function. Go online and look up cheap implants in the state you live in. If that isn't an option for you, there is a thing that can be installed on your dentures that creates a vacuum type of suction and it can be installed on the dentures you already have. You can Google suction dentures and find a dentist near you who can install the valves. It creates a perfect seal keeping your teeth in place. I hope this information helps. Most people don't know about bone loss and find out after its too late.
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I have had up and lower dentures since June 14, 2014...My lower denture is coming loose as well when I chew....other than this they stay put during the day with a good fit.....and the excessive saliva doesn't help...I have to make sure the fixodent is applied good when I have to eat...at home that is fine but in public trying to eat gets a little hectic....I do hope with more adjustments it gets a better fit....
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Hi I just got dentures and everyone says I got a nice new smile but how does that help u eat ? Not everyone can afford implants and they know everyone has prob holding bottoms inplace there should be a better glue or something so people not wasting mony on stuff that don't work. I am really smiling behind my fake smile
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Ray, I am really sorry for your situation.  I too am going through the same thing.  I am very limited as to what I can eat.  Seems like bottom dentures are set in real tight.  Next thing I know, after like two bites of food (even soft) they work loose.  Place where I got my dentures told me all the usual stuff like eat evenly on both sides, etc.  Needless to say, nothing works.  Luckily I am getting mini implants in March and hopefully can remedy this situation.  Otherwise, I really don't know what to tell you.  Hopefully, someone can give you some helpful information.  I know it's bad and have felt like crying many times. 
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Hi Ray and Jimmy. You should check out www.stabildent.com  it is a great solution for loose lower dentures! Let us know if you have any questions. 
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I haven't tried it but will if I have problems.  Just got my teeth.
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Ray Stetler

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I just ordered it waiting for it to come in the mail so we'll see how it works
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Sounds good Ray, let us know if you have any questions!
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Ray Stetler

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I got them. now I don't want to mess it up and my dent lol or if my denst would do it for me
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Call our office tomorrow if you have trouble, but if you just follow the instructional video you will do just fine. Here is a link to it. http://www.stabildent.com/instructions/
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Ray Stetler

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I put them in but no different or I put them on wrong
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Patti Howard Greene

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I got the sea bond waffers for the top it worked great will try the n ottom tomorrow I have a vety small jaw bone I will get them screwed in my mom had to fo it .
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Sea bond waffers I fond helps with the bottoms but yet like to just run over them with my truck lol people shouldn't have to go though this not with the tech out there now days prob have mine screwed in some day.
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Patti Howard Greene

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I can't wait to try on the nottom since it worked so well on top.
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Bottom.lol
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If you use the stabildent and it doesn't work, can they be removed without damaging the denture?  I'm very leary to try it for that reason.
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Thay say u can sand them off
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I am tired of the false advertisement crap supper hold holds all day ya right just to get mony from u it bad enough that u pay $8000 for the dentures for these other companies soak u too
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I tryed sea bond today on my top and it held great I ate chips today.tomorrow I will ise it on the bottom and see how it goes.and they came out easy nothi ng stuck to my gumes
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Tryed sea bond on the bottom it held well til I ate. Tryed to eat chips again it didn't work.so back to the store the bottoms go.need to get apt to get them screwed in. So I can eat foot again wrll chew food I mean.
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Ray, Did you call our office? We can help you troubleshoot. And yes, they can be adjusted. Just call and we can help you out! 1-406-257-5283
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Patti Howard Greene

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I was told u can't use the pl ate u have for implants that u need a new one.I am going to the dental school. With the insurance I have they are the only ones who will cover it.
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The dentures were made in California, and when I moved here to Texas, my niece's dentist made free soft liners for my bottom denture, multiple times, since my teeth were pulled 2 days before I drove  to Texas, and my gums were so very sore, and raw. My dental Ins I had covered the cost of the dentures, but because I had to leave soon after bottom teeth were pulled, I had to have stitches removed after only 2 days, so gums were really sore. The dentist here was doing this as a favor, to my niece, who used to work for him...Anyway.. he told me that I would have to go to another guy to due the 2 implants and that he would use my bottom denture. Cost would be about $4500 total.



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I also have an issue with my lowrt plate I am guy oing to u of m dental school to get my implants I don't know what the insurance will vover since I just got new top and bottoms..so my first apt is the 24 of February.
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I might have to get a perment   bottom  bridge  hope they aren't  horrible my brother  has  this  says  it was  fine  for him


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Shelly Smith

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why cant you get permennt  lower  denture  or permentant  particle
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I've had dentures for four months and can't keep the bottom one anchored especially while eating,I've got permanent liners and my dentist basically told me that's normal,have a nice day.I paid twelve thousand dollars for extractions and dentures.is this normal and can it be fixed?
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omg  somethings  got  to be done   for that


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Its going to cost me ten grand four four posts to hold my lower plate and that's the cost at the dental School in michigan. I can't eat anything I can't chew food nothing holds my plate in place.
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how  will I keep my bottoms in  if  I get  full denture on bottom  they say its  hard  to do it  theres  gotta  be  a  way  excpt for  adheives  and  gels  Fixodent  got  to be a way 


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I had dentures put in about 6 years ago. Nothing would keep my lower dentures in place. After dealing with this for about 4 years I checked into the posts. Best thing I ever did. Only had them put on the lower dentures. I wish I hadn't waited so long to check into these.
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I have been thinking about this but it looks so expensive.  I'm in the UK and for the bottom it looks around £15-20,000 (double for full).  I don't know how these dentists sleep at night.  Is it me??   Perhaps it is.

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To Karen / Fixodent Community Manager (Impressive Title) - however, What a bunch of company BS ... The product doesn't work and the company refuses to acknowledge that fact.  Imagine a company telling the truth in advertising ... what a novel concept that we will not be seeing from Fixodent.
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R Horan spot on!! 21stC and these unwearable dentures still! Why? Greed! They want us to have implants: no incentive to create dentures that actually fit right, Fixodent et al would be redundant. Miss Karen would have to get a job, instead of doing PR work.
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I have had lowers for a few months now, and use a tube of fixodent a week. Went to dentist today. He said there fine but he can't make them stay in. I've tried a couple different fixodent products.
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I've even thought about using crazy glue gel
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...and I've found out the hard way, that when it comes to excellent fitting dentures, we need to cut out the middleman, and find a well resourced clinical technician Lab. I don't think they want the dentures to fit well, why do that if they can then easily persuade us of the merits of implants instead. Call me cynical if you want, but its just happened to me. I thwarted the dentist by finding a highly recommended Lab close by, and going direct to them. This dentist had a semi-inhouse dental clinician working p/time for them, but the focus was on implants always, despite my saying often, I was not interested. I think it's a shocking development, while implants work for some, for many they cause additional expensive complications down the line.
#peri-implantitisboneloss
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I have the same problem. Only polygrip works for me
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I just had my bottom teeth extracted and a temporary/immediate denture put in. I am getting same nonsense from Dentist. "Get implants" 'The Bottoms always float". Yet they don't tell you this before you pay for your ill fitting immediate denture. Mine is not floating as much as it just hurts. I have 3 spots that I swear feels like tooth but Dentist said, its just bone. Funny, I never had bone popping out on the sides of my gums before. It has been one week and they put a liner in today. Helps some.

I knew this would be a process and a painful one at that. Had my real teeth not had their share of hurt and misery........

What really irritates me is EVERYONE seems to be getting the same "deal with it" response from their Dentists.

Sorry for ranting..   I did read someone who wrote use a q-tip and rub Anbesol on sore spots before popping denture back in (asked Dentist who said it would be fine)

I did just that and bit down hard (only after liner was put in) its still uncomfortable but I am a little more HOPEFUL.

Best of luck to All. A nice smile is priceless!


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The bottoms are painful for a while.  I've had mine now for 18 months.  Hate them. But I am also grateful not to have the pain from the rotting teeth!  Trade off.  I learned how to eat as best I can.  I can't bite into a sandwich so I cut it in pieces.  I also add adhesive before I eat.  Not always an easy thing but you just have to stay positive and it will work.
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Sorry but yeah that seems to be the common answer-deal with it. I guess they figure you can smile but talking & eating are a challenge & if you get gov't/welfare dentures its even worst.
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Oh I'm sure the welfare dentures are worse!  In my case I've had so much bone loss implants aren't even possible.  I went into it understanding that I probably couldn't have implants.  Sad.  But I do know I'm grateful to be pain free now.  I'm not at all thrilled with my new teeth. But, I also went into it with the attitude that this is how the rest of my life would be.  I could either be miserable or make the best of it. And I do my best to work around things.  If I'm going into a meeting I add adhesive beforehand.  I don't take the chance that again the adhesive will go away and my teeth will be bouncing around my mouth.  If I am going out to eat and need to be sitting across from someone while eating I order soft.  I would love to bite into a good sandwich but that's not in the game plan sadly.  So I can be unhappy the rest of my life or I can beat it.  And I choose to beat it as best as I possibly can. 

Everyone can make the best of it or you can keep going back for adjustments.  Nothing wrong with that either.  I was at the dentist once a week for 3 months until I was "happy" with the fit. 

Be positive.  As best you can.
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Thanks for this post, made me feel a little better just reading it. I am leaving in a while for my 8th appointment re: new temp dentures.  They are the 2nd pair since June 3rd. I got my money back for the first pair: diabolical teeth.  I stopped living the day after June 3rd; I can't eat, talk well, smile, laugh, nothing.  It's really awful.

I had such high hopes with this 2nd place.  It is a dental lab and seems pretty popular.  However, I know I am picking up teeth today that don't look anything like my own did.  The pair of temps I have now at least look like my old teeth did, but this new guy just can't get it right.  He has a plaster mould that is my teeth, still can't get it right.  I asked for a 'rebase'; they didn't know what I was talking about.  I asked about the new suction type dentures; hadn't a clue??   It's  not me!!

So off I go  to pick up these teeth.  I tried the wax one on Monday, the top denture kept falling down, too loose.  He's telling me the acrylic one will fit better.  The one I have now does not even fall out and my gums have shrunk way back since I got them. I even sleep in the top one.  Wish me luck, as I feel a big argument/discussion coming on.

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I just got my teeth extracted on July 6 and had an immediate bottom denture put in. The one thing that is bad is that I cant bite into any kind of food and even drinking will move my denture around even though I use Seabond strips. Im so hungry, and getting upset that I cant eat normal food. I didnt think I was a candidate for implants since I have had a broken jaw that required to have plates and screws but luckily my dentist said that I am able to. I can not wait till January to get the implants. I couldnt image dealing with the movimg dentures for the rest of my life..
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Why Jan.?  Just wondering. Dentist told me 3 months. I had my bottoms pulled last week. Allready counting down the weeks. My denture does not hurt as much as its too big. I had a reline already but my gums(whats left of them, I just feel lots of bone) are still swollen. I feel like I have a hockey puck in my mouth. NO eating, drinking, talking or laughing. I can smile, about what I do not know.


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I have had my temporary bottom dentures for about a year now.. They felt awful when I first got them.. I went back to the dentist 4 times having them sand down the rough edges.  The first month was the worst. I ended up taking them out for a while and letting my mouth heal I had lost the front 5 lower teeth.  So not a full denture.

I have never gone back and gotten a permanent denture,  This one floats a bit.  But not too bad.. I tried the gooey pastes and such and didn't like those at all.. I would use them and after or during a meal they would just come loose again with an even bigger problem on being half stuck on, A real embarrassment when out with friends..

Maybe I have just been lucky with the original dentist.  But I have learned how to eat with them just floating. It's a kind of suction thing. If something gets underneath I strategically use a napkin and move the denture up and brush the bottom with my tongue. It takes practice but no one even notices.. To them I am just wiping my mouth.

There are still some foods I don't eat at restaurants.. real hard crunchy stuff, or a course pepper on my salad.. That is like a grain of sand.

It does get better.  They never are as good as your own teeth.  I may have just been blessed with my dentist making a good original print of my mouth.

It does get better.  Especially once your mouth heals and you can figure out where the real problems are with the fit...

All the best
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I am so sorry to hear that some of the folks are having issues with their denture adhesive cream not holding, especially on the bottom. How frustrating! 

I can only speak for our adhesive, but it should hold for 12 hours. If it is not lasting that long (bottom or top), here are a few reasons that can happen: 
  • The fit of your dentures.
  • Very hot or cold food.
  • Changes in the condition of your gums or bone structure.
  • The medication you are taking.
  • For creams - making sure you are applying to dry dentures
If you've already checked these all off, there are still other less common things that can affect how long the adhesive will hold. I'm happy to share in further detail with anyone interested in doing so. I hope this helps, even a little! ~Rosie 
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I am so sorry to hear that some of the folks are having issues with their denture adhesive cream not holding, especially on the bottom. How frustrating! 

I can only speak for our adhesive, but it should hold for 12 hours. If it is not lasting that long (bottom or top), here are a few reasons that can happen: 
  • The fit of your dentures.
  • Very hot or cold food.
  • Changes in the condition of your gums or bone structure.
  • The medication you are taking.
  • For creams - making sure you are applying to dry dentures
If you've already checked these all off, there are still other less common things that can affect how long the adhesive will hold. I'm happy to share in further detail with anyone interested in doing so. I hope this helps, even a little! ~Rosie 
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Thanks so much-that was my problem not using enough,partially because its so hard to get off the roof of your mouth etc. I'm hoping in oct when I can get a reline that I won't have to line the whole bottom with your product.
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Hi Rosie.  I'm open to suggestions on adhesive!  I know hot does me in.  But no matter what I eat the adhesive doesn't hold throughout the meal.  Hot cold soft hard - never chewy.  It seems as though I always have a lot of saliva (better than drive mouth I guess).  Will that do loosen them quicker?
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I am having the same problem with my bottoms. I don't eat hot foods, don't drink coffee or anything else hot with them in and have stopped drinking cold things as well. I can't eat anything without them coming loose and floating. I have used both original cream and the new "plus" kind...have used each kind also with out zinc (which makes 4 different kinds) I have been back to the dentist countless times, and I am told it is just the way bottoms are. I too, would like some suggestions. Thanks.
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You can buy this stuff in rite aid called reline it it works great on top dentures. And it can work for months, you can even clean them with it on , I have been using it for a long time.you can even eat corn on the cob. Try it you will be happy
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I am new with dentures and after try all brands of dentures adhesive and the one I discover is 
DenTek Secure Denture Bonding Cream
you can buy it at Amazon  and look on You Tube how to apply ,after you learn the right way for you this is a miracle ...it won't move ,no food get in to gums ...Try it you will find the different..Hope this help

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I have the same problems. I was told the prior dentist that did my extractions that I had lost a lot of bone in my lower jaw,and I had paid for 4 bone graphs done. Two on the top and 2 on the bottom. I was never able to wear my immediate dentures because they never fit me and I ended up having 2 alveoplastys done, at 6 months apart. I went over 1 year without any teeth and a year later I went to another dentist and paid her $3000 for permanent dentures. I advised her of all the problems that I had with my immediate dentures and she told me she can make my dentures fit and that it will take some time to get them to fit right with adjustments. It took the dentist almost a year to tell me now that since my lower jaw is so narrow and thin that I will need need to get implants for my lower dentures and then she realized that my lower jaw is also shaped abnormally and that's another reason why my lower denture would sit crooked. I don't understand why a dentist is not able to detect these types of issues before hand and be up front about any possible complications. They all seem to say that they can get the job done and take your money up front and then after a long period of time gone by they tell you that this is all that they can do.
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That is awful!! I go Monday to get my implants... I am so ugly and have been hiding for months!! This is scary! My bottom denture makes me have an underbite. I look like Pumba!!
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i have had dentures for years and have been through the same things as all of you have described. I find it very hard to believe that no one had come up with as way yo hold bottom dentures in. I have actually gone to the extent of thinking about super gluing that darn things in I am just afraid it would cause some kind of poisoning. I had open heart surgery 4 years ago and they used super glue to help seal me up, so why wouldn't it work to hold dentures in? I am sure there is something they will tell me that there is some reason they can't do it. How can they charge all the money they charge and then tell you "oh well to bad live with it". I am going to try something I just read about called secure denture and will post if it works. If someone comes up with something that works "PLEASE" post it you would be helping a lot of people.....Thank you
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I too considered using super glue, you're right for the cost of having dentures they should fit and you should he able to eat and talk ok. That's why I warn people to take care of their own teeth cause dentures suck.
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I found this stuff online called secure it works really good..really good. I am getting 2 inplants and a new new denture thats snaps in.. the total job is 12000 .I dont think you can get the total job done right for much less, I checked. But look in line for the secure adhesive and read reviews, thers nothing better that I found.also rite aid has this stuff called reline, works great on top denture and last for months
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who has that much money?
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Ginny Petersen Moore

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Fixodent, or any other, I think I have tried them all, the lower always has to be redone after eating, on the box it says do not use more then once a day, this is impossible.
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I can't remember what they were called but someone invented these acrylic things that you attach to your lower dentures that supposedly keeps them from flying around in or out of your mouth.

I think I found the link on a post somewhere in this forum. But I can't remrmber. I'll Google it and see if I can find it.

I found it!

Here is the website. If anyone tries these - thry are a little pricey - though if they work?

http://stabildent.com/
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I have had my bottom dentures for about 2 months. I'm having the worst time ever keeping them in. They come loose all the time. I end up using Fixodent about 10 times a day on the bottom. I am so frustrated with this. Any tips you can give me to keep them in better?
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I can tell you what works best for me, other people will say it doesn't work at all.

I have had full set of dentures for 3 months now and I've tried every paste, powder and gel on the market, oh and I tried the Poligrip strips too (available at the stores).

The only thing that works for me is Secure - both the paste and the strips. The strips are the best for the bottoms. You may have to cut them to make them fit. I have a really small bottom denture so I use a Q-tip to press the strips into the groves.

The downside - they are only available online. Try Amazon.com.
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I have had my dentures for six months and the bottoms pop out with the fixident. Im so frustrated. I cannot eat most food and refuse to go out for dinner with my fiancee. Any help would be great
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Gem,

Have you tried Secure? It is wonderful in my opinion. You can either Google it or they sell it on Amazon.

Watch the youtube videos about applying secure. I can't get anything else to hold and let me eat.

Let me know if you have any questions

Good luck!
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I had a lot of comments when I asked about secure and most people had a horrible time getting them out and getting it off of the plate.
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I don't know if this info would help, but the Secure needs a PH of 9 i think to get it cleaned off. The Secure cleanser tablets has that, but baking soda has a PH of 9. Try a baking soda water watery paste. I wouldn't scrub the front and teeth of my upper but the plate is what im gonna try. I just had my extractions and immediate denture/upper only 4 days ago so i can't use it yet, but I have purchased it.
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That's great information Leslie for those that use secure. So far I haven't had to use secure but I will keep that in mind if that time comes!
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For me, Secure has been a God send! I don't have any trouble getting the adhesive off from the top (I use the Clean It wipes) and I use the strips on the bottom. The mesh usually pulls right off and then I just use half a Secure cleansing tablet (per the rep at Secure) and let them soak all night. I don't put the globs that I remove down the drain, but I dump the solution down the drain. I highly recommend it!

I don't know what the link is all about, I am very leery of anyone that joins and the only thing they do is post a link.

Once burnt, twice shy.
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Leslie, I think that I will try the baking soda trick next time, while I still have plenty of the tablets. It may be awhile as I'm getting my permanent teeth on Wednesday, but going out for steak Saturday night so I might put just a little on to make sure that I don't have any embarrassing eating moments. Lol

Ginny, where/when did you inquire about Secure?

As with all products, some work wonderfully for certain people while some don't work at all! I've also found that worked in the beginning doesn't work all that great now. As our mouths heal and smooth out we may find ourselves trying things that didn't work before.

For anyone that I've personally talked to that is considering dentures, or I should say the people that I personally talk to that are preparing to get dentures, I try to remember to tell them to start watching for coupons and sales on all the different types of adhesives. There is a difference between Fixodent powder and Polident powder, there are also countless different pastes/gels, not to mention poligrip strips and all the other pads. It gets expensive and I wish I would have been buying stuff ahead of time.

It has been my experience that cleansers are cleansers (except for removing Secure). You pretty much pick out how long you want to soak them and if you want mint or not. If only adhesives were that easy huh? Lol

Good luck!
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I just ordered secure strips and the cream. For the year I have had dentures, nothing has worked on my bottoms, I have resulted to eating soft foods because my bottoms come out every time. My uppers stay put for over twenty four hours, I have used the creams, powders and.strips. I love the strips for my uppers because of no mess. So once I start using Secure, I will post my experiences.
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I've got the same problem, I talked to my dentist and I don't have enough bone for implants. He also said that using creams is bad too, because the denture is sitting over the bone not on the bone. It'seems better to sit on the bone so it doesn't deteriorate more. Politeness has a powder which puts the denture on the bone, they still come lose but you can rinse them and put more powder and put them back in, the powder has no zinc.
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Ruth, we are sorry to hear you are not able to get implants. It sounds like you have adjusted with the powder you are currently using. Hang in there!
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I have tried every single cream strips powders in the universe.INCLUDING secure....nothing works for lower denture...nothing!!!! I put them in 5 seconds after I start to chew...up they come and become part of my meal...I cannot even have them in for a minute or 2, and as soon as I speak, up they come. I am waiting to get my implants in July...for some reason my dentist thinks thats how long for me to heal from extractions I had done in February? In the mean time I suffer...I am getting so depressed. Cry all the time and I am by nature a very happy person.
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I'm desperate -- to the point of using Super Glue to keep my dentures in place. The instant I eat or drink anything, the adhesive turns loose and they're floating around on my gums and causing blisters.   Any suggestions?
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How long have you had the teeth. If you've had them for a couple of weeks or more, I highly recommend secure adhesive. It doesn't dissolve in water, saliva, soup, etc.
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Hi Ken. Originally I had all my top teethe and the very few bottom teeth removed 6 years ago.On the bottom at that time, the dr left the 2 incisors because they were the only 2 good teethe and they were strong and that helped secure the bottom denture. I went all those years without even using anything at all. But around January of this year, I started noticing they were getting loose and starting to hurt. So I went back in February and had them removed. Since then it has been hell. I have tried every adhesive, strip, powder, including Secure. Secure dissolves just like the rest. The ridge my denture is on has shrunk considerably   so not much for the denture to sit on. But the good news is I have enough bone for them to put 2 titanium implants which will secure the denture, but I can't get it done till july. There is healing supposedly  that needs to be done first. So from Feb-July is the time I will have been trying to deal with this. It is very frustrating. I even tried putting the Secure in the denture first, then the powder after. As long as I don't eat or have a sip of something, it stays on, but after only a few chews or drink a little, up it comes and becomes part of my meal...its aweful! Thank you for responding Ken.
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Gary Erdenski

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If you get 2 implants on bottom front with a retainer bar for them to snap to they will be great..I got this and its woks great..almost like my real teeth..I know what you are going through and its terrible
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My guess is if secure doesn't hold, you have a poor (loose) fitting denture. My only problem with secure was the cleanup. No adhesive will make up for a poor fitting denture.
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I have been back to the dentist numerous times since day one for adjustments...I don't have much of a ridge  for denture...it is practically flat. Thats why I need inplants. So in the meantime I have to deal the best I can
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Yes Gary, you know whatI'm talking about...it is horrible. When I first had the bottom teeth extracted 7 years ago, they left the two incisors which held the denture in place beautifully. Now that they are gone there is practically nothing there for denture to sit on. Once I get the implants in July, my dentist said I will even be able to bite into an apple...no problem...I can't wait.
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They told me you can still get food under them.  Just not as bad.  i would hate to spend $5000 for that to happen. The people at Affordable dentures are mean and nasty to me.  No patience with me.  I'm just sick.  I spent $830 for this useless piece of shit denture.  The girl there is so nasty i don't know what to do.  The teeth are to big for my mouth.  I don't even have room for food.  Help?  The hurt like hell and nothing will hold them in. 
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I felt mine were too big but I am adjusting.  5-6 hours was all I could wear them.  I forced myself to leave them in for 1/2 hour more each day.  I usually take them out to eat but lately have been trying to eat with them in with some success.  I just have to add the adhesive more than once daily.  I still feel like Mr. Ed.  I had all my teeth pulled at once and waited 4 months for a permanent denture it was a long wait but I am glad it is over.

I hope your experience gets better.  It takes a very long time to get used to all the changes in your mouth.  I don't like it either but there is no going back.  Good Luck and keep us posted.
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I keep mine in. 24 hours a day.
The bottom are the worst. But I can't be without them....i a habit now its been that long...
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What is the texture of the underside of your dentures? Mine are very rough. I can wear the uppers but they do tend to shift when I drink water etc. the roughness doesn't bother me. But my bottoms are so very tight and the underside is so rough that I can only wear them for a day and then my gums are shredded & sore. If I force them on, it's EXTREMELY painful & tears just flow down my face. Are they supposed to be smooth or rough on the underside??
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They are very smooth .your dentist should no that.. Or the lab has associated with.. No way should that be happening to you !!!! The fizodent should work also ( until u decide to eat ). Like I said I keep mine in and even sleep with them.. I use the fixodent on the bottoms when I leave my house and when I'm about to eat at home.. But yes the inside of the bottom and the top should be smooth and contoured to the shape of the roof and bottom of our mouths...your dentist needs to have that done asap.
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Exact same problems I'm.having, including the use of fixadent,, had mine done less than a week, next appointment isn't for 3 monthes to get 2nd set fitted so very pleased I seen this reply cheers
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I'm kind of having the same issue. The top dentures fit great. The bottoms on the other hand feel too big, move around and are uncomfortable. I've tried to eat. With them, but it hurts the bottom gums. I'm going to try and hold out for a week. If they still feel off, I'm making an appointment.
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bob isaacs

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I have got a problem with my lower denture ,I put glue on the ,it holds for about 6 hours but then comes lose what is the best denture glue to keep them in for about 10 hours ?
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I wish I had a sure fire answer for you but we've found (we've run a denture practice for over 50 years) that what holds for one person might not hold as well for the next. Everyone's saliva can affect adhesives differently. Unfortunately it is a case of trial and error until you find what works best. If you need to stabilize your lower I invite you to look into our product; Stabil-Dent.
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June Couzner

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I have same issues. Will not go out for a meal anymore. With glue or without . I tried at home and my bottom dentures just fell out. Sleeping with them in..... found them in my bed in the morning amongst my sheets!. I have to wait another 2 months to have them refitted. I also have top dentures. :(
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Joy Tordini

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I'm having the same heartbreaking problems. My top dentures fit like a glove without any adhesive for 10 years. Now due to chemo, and cancer problems I have a full bottom denture. No matter how I try they are not functional. They stay in to look tge part but one bite sends them moving around my mouth. I'm getting so depressed. I've been back to the dentist 5 times in the last month since the last few teeth were pulled and denture put in. I'd appreciate ANY HELP !! THANK YOU
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Me too..same issue... I have had chemo and radiation so my teeth basically fell out!! My upper mandula broke and splintered off during the first procedure... So I subsequently needed anotuer surgery... It has been nothing short of a nightmare...my last surgery was in October2016 and I cannot eat anything without the top and bottom clicking and teetering .... Although the upper are better then the lower... The lower come upwards whenever I eat...and adhesive only stays on for 3 hours max... I have used seabond...adhesive and also strips which are a rip off... I am still usimg fixodent which Is better than the latter but still awful..m glue comes out the sides...and only a little doesnt do anything like the commercial suggests....my uppers and lowers were really loose and I went in for a soft reline...after about two days they were loose again and the soft reline crap is peeling off
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Jesus Gallegos

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one of my neighbors heard me complaining about my lower denture, he immediately said I got the solution for you. he showed up about 5 minutes later with a tube of Gorilla Glue we laughed for a long time. But if things dont change I may be forced to try it. 
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There are two facts that you will have to accept when you acquire full dentures.  Eating will be different and for most compromised to some degree as you just do not have the bite, although you will generally find a way around it.  And, your bottom denture will have a life of its own.  You learn to control it but it is never that secure and will float up given the slightest chance.  I tried adhesives and hated them.  I find it more comfortable to wear dentures without adhesive even if they are less secure and need rinsing after every meal.
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I agree. My uppers stay in good, and my lowers are not too bad. I would rather deal with them than deal with the adhesive.
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Julie Saint

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I had the same problem but watched a video on YouTube so that the adhesive on my bottoms now lasts 12 hours instead of 2 or 3 hours. It has to do with how you are biting when you eat.
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Spanky

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do you have the link?
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Sonakshi Batra

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Yes, dentures can really be hurting as hell. For the same you must not ignore the pain and set it free to grow more, help for more hurt and trouble. You can simply visit your dentist to get more suggestions and care.
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I have had my dentures forever 2 months now, and NO MATTER what I do or use they keep coming loose, I have tried all the glues, powder, and the tape and all the same, yet fixodent my favorite, for it will holds stronger than any other but I hate it, I don't ever wanna eat in public again. It's not only the eating that is causing them to come undone, it's everything, I don't feel that they are too big, please help, the more they come out the more I get down about it.
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Spanky

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Jessica, I just ordered Cushion Correct and Liodent from Amazon for my bottom dentures.  I also ordered a box of Ezo to try.   It is awful and I feel as if I am spending $$$$$ on sh*tty products.  I tried Secure paste and strips but the strips (for the bottoms) burned all day and did not hold :(
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Did we ever find the link for the video in question? Like everyone on here, there's absolutely nothing I can eat that doesn't make the bottom denture come loose. In fact, like the OP, I find myself not wanting to eat or drink anything in public and as I talk and sing for a career, a loose denture is not an option for me.
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Linda Steen

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I have same problem no matter what I use on my mom Dentures Fixodent poligrip the powder it just will not stay in I am so frustrated with all the money I have spent on products. I'm about to just give up.
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Linda Steen

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I have the same problem no matter what I use no matter what I do than bottom ones pop up I've gone from 121 lb to 98 pounds. I've use Fixodent poligrip powder the cushion everything nothing is helping me tired of spending so much money on products.
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Henry Parzychowski

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I had alot of bone loss , got my dentures in December and by April(after consistent attempts Every day with every solution available commercially) I was able to START using them to eat ...lol. I'm still using products to assist in keeping them secure but it is now July and I can make it through a whole meal(depending on the consistency of the food, of course) and I am even able to keep going into/through a second meal some times... New routine: sleep with them in, when I get up I can handle a breakfast of sorts and then take them out so they can soak while I shower and get dressed, I put them back in(which takes a few minutes with my products and preparations) but then I'm good till after dinner(hopefully!), at which point I soak/clean them and put them back in before bed again. Every few days I sleep without them to give my gums a break but I've never had any pain from them... It was just impossible to eat ANYTHING for 5 months and is challenging still after 8 months! Im in my 30's and the outcome of my efforts is a reduced food intake on most days. I've lost over ten pounds in the process and I'm about 120lbs now... with rocks in my pockets lol
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Angel Miller

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This is one way to make friends, huh?!? At least I don't feel all alone now...it's July, I got my dentures in May and I've lost at least 29 lbs. Granted I was a bigger gal (thank goodness) & cld afford to lose some lbs. I am sure we all feel the same tho, we didn't get dentures to be malnourished nor be unhealthy. I was so EXCITED
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Diane Slaughter

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Hi matter what I use to hold my bottom dentures in they still come alose.I would love to find something that I can afford to buy ..any suggestions...
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June Amato

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Dentsurefit is new made of silicone I don't need glue anymore but I still can't eat with them food get underneath so I rinse and stick them back in. Dentsurefit lasts about 90 days or so and its soft feels it snugs all the loose space. Feels like a cushion on your gums. You order on internet. You put primer on wait 2 minutes then put silicone on dentures and hold in place for 4 minutes and you cushioned dentures that feel the best there ever gonna feel. They have demonstrations on internet that show how to put this stuff in your dentures. Also there is no taste of it at all. You will love it. No more glue. Its worth it, you get 3 applications with one order so that's 90 days 3 times. Its about 39 dollars the first time with the code guru. Weird name but put that in the code box. It saves you 10 bucks. You can only use the code the first time. Then its about 48 dollars for 3 applications. Screw that dam glue,
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June Amato

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Dentsurefit all you people
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Dawn Waddell

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Thank you so much for the info..I cannot afford implants and I work in a hospital in customer care..So discouraging! I could put a half a tube of denture cream on and. the bottom partial wont stay! Wish me luck! Thanks
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Just a tip to try that has helped me: Stick your tube of Fixodent in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before use. It should be kinda tough to squeeze out, but it comes out in a perfect line and not gooey. Place your dentures in and hold down for a couple minutes. Take a glass of ice water and take a few big sips, but hold the cold water in your mouth for about 15 seconds each time. This makes the denture cream TONS more effective. Hope it works for someone! BTW, the ONLY cream that works for me is Fixodent.
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Peggy Buck

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I just got my dentures and I'm having the same problem, they won't stay
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Lois Mcdowell

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Have any of you ever had lower dentures that is 1/2 tooth off.the left side hits first . slit is lined up in the meddle of 8 th tooth and I think it is suppose to be in between 7th tooth because we have 14 altogether.my plate has more room on one side then it dose on other.
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If its a set of immediates its not going to fit really well. You will be better after a reline and until then its going to be too big. The bites never 100%in immediates either I dont think cause they are guessing.
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I wear dentures going on years problems problems problems...however I just learned anew trick .first I apply the Fixodent paste ,wet the denture with a small spray bottle of water ,apply a generous amount of Fixodent powder ,shake off the excess. Then before inserting the denture spray the upper and lower gums with the spray bottle of water then insert the denture immediately ..try that and let me know how it works for you.
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My gums are heal my denture comes out after two hours I'm upset cause I can't eat with them my bottom denture is so frustrating i tried every adhesive from fixodent poligrap you name it tgey want stay in so how I'm i ever going to get used to wearing them if my bottom want stay I'm at church singing my bottom came out hoe embarrasses that was at dinner outing same thing I sometimes which I was dead cause without me teeth I look very ugly
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Marie Boulrice

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I know what you mean.  My dentures were made in Aug. 2017 and I still can't keep them in.  My first temp. dentures were put in the day my teeth were pulled In Feb. 2017.  I can't go out to lunch with friends because the first bit of anything and they pop off, so I pretend to wipe my mouth with the napkin and spit the dentures in and put them in my coat pocket.  I can't imagine going through life like this.  I can't afford implants which was recommended (4 post/$12,800 at Aspen)  I have been back several times for corrections and still nothing works.  I have tried powers, creams, sea bond and strips with no success with any of them.  Like you I can't stand to look at myself without the dentures, I was no beauty to begin with, but it's worse now.
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I have the same horrid experience. My dentist did not tell me I would need implants to hold lowers in until my last reline appt. I complained several times. I'm broke now and they said there's nothing they can do. Maria D SULLIVAN. IM SO UPSET AND CAN'T AFFORD ANY MORE DENTAL WORK.
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Angel Miller

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Sadly, this is the first relief I've had...knowing that others are experiencing the same HELL I'm going through. I am so sorry for all of you bc of all your shame, humiliation, and embarrassment. I have had my dentures for over a year and I HATE THEM!!! I remember being soooo excited
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I use fixodent power on my tops and the green tube of olygrip on the bottoms,  I put three dabs of the goop on the lowers.  I know I guess I have been lucky as they stay in and by the end of the day after I have ate a large supper they are ready to come out.  I have have my perm ones 1 year and 1 month.  I am not one the will sleep in mine as many of my friends do.  good luck
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I have been offered 'Lower denture suction'  at a cost of £3500/4000E! Welcome thoughts/advice?
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Hi guys, I've just found this thread and joined your community as I googled my concerns of receding gums and Ill fitting dentures and came across you guys, let me introduce myself, in Steve I'm 30 and from Buckingham in the UK, eight years ago I was diagnosed with ms due to trauma after a bad RTC, and was prescribed morphine ,over five years it destroyed my teeth despite religious brushing, I had what was left of my teeth taken out, around 16 teeth removed all in one go,before surgery the surgeon told me I would be having a full dental clearance, I woke from the operation to find four lower teeth still in situe,I raised it with the GP the week after and was provided with no explanation , I started experiencing agonising pain in my face jaw ears and neck, it was unbearable,I had bad shooting and stabbing pains through my jaw ,gums, eyes, and my entire face, the GP did a few examinations and diagnosed TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA, in his words as a direct result of the TGM nerve being snipped during the operation,he also found that they had left four stumps and root of teeth, two at the bottom back and two at the top,the surgeon had just removed the teeth and left the roots and canal and nerves in situe which was what was causing me so much pain, it took my local NHS a year to schedule another operation to remove the last four teeth,I was left with four Buck teeth in the bottom unable to eat, going from 11 and half stone being 6ft 1, to less than seven stone, I had lost my confidence ,the weight dropped off, I became very gaunt and didn't look at myself in the eye or the face when looking in a mirror, I couldn't go to the shop and ask for a lotto ticket without exposing my mouth ,I battled on for a year with this debilitating pain, all I can explain it , is its like being tazered in the face but directly through bone as well,finally the second op came round to remove the four teeth and the four roots and nerves from other teeth,and I was now under the clinical maxillofacial lead and he told me that in 30 years as a maxfax surgeon he has never seen anybody be left in such a state as I was after the first op should have been a full dental clearance, he also confirmed the GP's diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia, the op went fine and over the next six months I had to wait for my gums to fully heal, it was better now the teeth were gone along with the stumps and roots, but now I just had an empty black cave where my smile once sat, over the two years I'd become extremely depressed, I lost so much weight my family didn't recognise me when I attended my Nan's funeral,I had become so withdrawn and self conscious having to rely on other people to go to the shops for me,I couldn't go out in public and I couldn't look in the mirror anymore and I was still having TGM attacks , I felt so low ,so ugly and alone and I am not saying I was an oil painting before but I certainly didn't frighten myself when I looked in the mirror when I had teeth,I no longer felt attractive and craved foods I couldn't have, like nuts and steak,finally my gums were ready and I went to the local dentist to have dentures fitted up, they were awful, I looked like shergar, red rum and princess Anne all rolled into one, I couldn't talk ,open my mouth or anything , and the dentist wasn't concerned and he didn't give a hoot,I ended up so distressed I took them out and took a hammer to them,it was another six months without teeth, and growing increasing depressed, devastated at not being able to smile at my kids, I made an attempt on my life as I didn't want to be alive anymore, I lost my teeth at 27 and a half, after several referrals to kings I was refused treatment by leading clinicians,by now I was diagnosed with a few mental health conditions as a direct result of the neglect and the lack of after care support through the NHS, i was then referred to a specialist community dentist that specialised in treating TGM patients and patients who had mental health conditions as he understood the importance of what having no teeth had done to me mentally and physically,he was brilliant,, and over six weeks I was fitted for denture's, I printed off a load of pictures of me when I had my teeth so they could match my teeth to how they were,and they did, I had them fitted and when I saw myself in the mirror for the first time I cried, I was back, it was me looking back and no longer an old man in the mirror,I eventually got used to them, and I tried to eat some nuts and couldn't, the dentures fitted well with some fixodent but moved when trying to eat, I have had my new dentures for four months now and still can not eat with them in at all, but I'm happy, I put them in and I have my confidence back, I feel confident and back to my old self, I am happy to be able to smile again and talk and do more things publicly, and not being big headed but I've even noticed a few ladies checking me out and I've since been propositioned while in a shopping centre lift lol and that makes me feel great, I can smile back at them, I'm no longer an old man, the teeth are great and nice and bright, I wanted how my teeth were, naturally white,I didn't want to go for Essex nashers lol, I have found myself grinding my dentures and biting down hard on my lower jaw, I can't help it, a week ago I looked in the mirror and thought my upper and lower gums had recessed and gone down as at the bottom jaw I noticed I had a bigger gap inside and the bottom denture was moving a lot more , I swear I had higher gum's a few weeks ago, has anybody else had this problem? If so I'd love to know, I can't find anything conclusive that states if your gums do receed if you have had full dentures fitted, I'm sorry my post was so long, I read all your posts and identified with all of you and your comments and thought I'll join rock up explain my long journey through this hellish process and see if any of you can answer what I asked, also regarding moving dentures I have found the fixodent plus, dual protection denture adhesive cream in fresh mint to be the best for holding my teeth in, I tried polygrip and they didn't hold and tasted foul, I don't know if any of you have found this, but when I go to remove my teeth at night, the fixodent sticks to my mouth like silicone and it takes a while to scrub and peel it all out of my mouth, one tube has lasted four months and I literally brought a new tube today,the bottoms move a lot more, and I'm scared that my gums will completely receed and I won't be able to keep my dentures, I've only had them four months, does anybody know if your gums will completely wear down? I need to go back to the dentist as I havnt had them adjusted as I only had sore spots for the first few weeks after having them fitted, anyway thank you for your time if you read all of this, regards steve
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I had the same problem. The first month with my bottom plate was horrible! I thought I would never be able to eat with them in. But have in there. There is still hope! First, wait till b your guns completely heal. Then I get in to my dentist for almost another month , so I and used D.O.C. Reline-It( $6)and relined them temporarily until my dentist appointment. The difference was amazing. But the taste is horrible so be sure to do the baking soda soak ( I did it for twice as long as recommended). And l use Fixodent with Scope and it works great (except with hot liquids). I tried Poligrip first because I got it free but it doesn't work as well as the Fixodent. Oh and I was using too much adhesive as well. Try smaller doors it steaks in more places rather than a lot in a couple spots. With adhesives less is more sometimes. Hope this helps. But remember boring will work until your gums totally heal and swelling goes down. DO NOT use the reline on still open sockets! Good luck !! ...Brenda J.
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Lord Steve...
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Steve,
After 8 months, are you able to eat? Do they fit better? I’ve had mine only one day and I find myself clenching really hard to keep the bottoms in. Then I suffer with shooting, throbbing pain for hours trying to space my 800 mg Motrin according to the 6-8 hours between doses as instructed. What an awful experience. I wish I had the $10,000 for the treatment plan my old dentist had for me. Or good credit so I could finance the root canals and crowns. No bottom teeth is shitty and these damn immediate dentures feel like a hard and painful piece of plastic. I was in so much pain today I cried. After reading some parts of your post, I cried for you and then laughed hysterically. I gagged a few times at work and my co worker asked me what I had in my mouth. I realized the damn dentures were protruding out of my chin like a mouth guard professional boxers wear. I can’t live like this. I’ll probsbly have to resort to cashing out my retirement to pay for denture stabilizer implants...rather than buying that beach house by the ocean I’ve been dreaming about. All I can say is that my denture specialists are going to know my name too well as I will be in their worst nightmares if they can’t do something to make these big ass bottoms smaller. There is no reason I should have a piece of fake gums protruding out of my chin. And just so you know, this is not from swelling. It’s the denture, the fake gums that go way too deep for my small framed mouth. I just want to scream for u and with u. I hope u have found some relief. And hopefully there is a good civil attorney that will take on your case so you can at least be compensated for all of your pain and suffering, mental injury and lost wages as a result of your trauma. Best wishes to you and your family. Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my toothless face.
Take Care,, Belin
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You sound exactly like me. The opoids did me totally in. Top working well, bottom still struggling. Keep at it. Listen to your body! Yeah to Fixodent. Just like them and get on with them! Pat in US
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I am 2 wks in and also have the big chin,
it looks like I’m chewing tobacco. I can see on my temps where it needs to be shaved back a bit only on one side. The left side is flat and the right side protrudes. I tried to bite a kit kat today and bottoms fell out before I bit down all the way. However last week I couldn’t drink w o losing bottom plate and w o having it pour all down my front but I can drink fine now so I have hope eating will hopefully also be possible in a couple weeks . They say it takes at least one month to get used to them.
Don’t be afraid of bothering your dentist , that’s why they r there and what we are paying for. Be patient (e z for me to say)
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Today is one month for me. I got my soft reline 3 days ago and they feel wonderful for the most part now. I can eat a lot more foods and it seems to be getting better every day.
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I’m getting all my bottoms pulled today that is 11 teeth all because I can not afford the other dentists plan and my insurance will pay for extractions and full lower plate but nothing else so I have to do it please tell me I are doing better as everyone I speak to with a bottom has a problem
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bottom plate floats. I did fine for 30 yrs. then lost 65lbs and can't get them to settle in been relined now looking into implants(two studs hold the bottom plate down)

(from frev)
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What kind of costs are involved with 2 implants on bottom ?
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I live in Plano, Tx, and cannot get the bottom denture to hold. the dentist said I could get two implants done using the denture I already have, and the total cost would be $4500. 


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Rebecca,

The cost varies from State to State, county to county, and dentist to dentist. You would just have to shop around and get estimates/quotes.

Fyllis

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Patti Howard Greene

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What is that going to cost u for that mine is ten grand for four posts at the dental school I can't afford that.
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Betty Moore Wing

The dentist can make adjustments to your existing bottom denture for the implants??  I have heard that 2 implants are not enough; that 4 is the way to go for the bottom.  Have you looked into it?  Best of luck anyway.

x

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Paljim

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Two implants will probably fail eventually! Please do the research!!
#peri-implantitisandboneloss
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chandra boyle

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Affordable Dentures in PA. and Ohio charge $425 per post. I guess I should be grateful.
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please do not go to affordable dentures they will mess your mouth up ! and never get denture from there they do not make them right at all ! pay the extra money and get them done right .


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 I have gone to Affordable Dentures in Ohio for top denture, once I got used to it and healed enough for permanent, I was very pleased. That denture lasted 10 years. I did go custom instead of economy.
I now live in PA., last year I dropped that denture in porcelain sink ( at a Hotel) and one of the front teeth went down the drain.........(I was omw to my first Meeting with fellow work associates, of course..)
I replaced my top with custom denture from Affordable Dentures (that day)
I had bottom extracted and immediate denture (custom) put in 2 months ago.
After the initial misery, I am again very pleased and look forward to my permanent denture with affordable implants (same day service).
I am fortunate and could have spent more money, but why???
I have gotten many compliments on my smile by people who are surprised if I tell them its a denture.
If you do not like your denture they are always willing to make adjustments/repairs until you are satisfied.
Losing your teeth is a miserable and traumatic situation.
Getting used to the dentures...... MISERABLE.
Once its all said and done,  time is the only enemy.
It all takes........     TIME.
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Nick Kartana

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4 Years down the road how do you like your implants?
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I'VE HAD A TOP DENTURE FOR 12 YEARS AND I'VE NEVER USED ANY ADHESIVE. DUE TO BONE MARROW CANCER AND BONE CANCER I HAD TO HAVE A BOTTOM DENTURE MADE. I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING THE STORES SELL AND NOTHING HELPS. I HAVE A SOFT LINER BUT LITERALLY, AFTER 3 WEEKS ($500.00) IT NO LONGER WORKS AND IS PEELING. IT WAS DISGUSTING ANYWAY AS YOU CAN'T SOAK IT !! YUK ! SO I'M RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED WITH THE BOTTOM FLOATING AND GAGGING ME. THE DENTIST WANTS $5000. FOR THE STINTS AND MAGNETS. JUST CAN'T AFFORD IT WITH CHEMO AND RADIATION. SADLY, IT SEEMS THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM.
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Janet Snyder

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Try seabond...I use in upper but they make for upper and lower...no mess with them.
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Ginny Petersen Moore

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I tried Secure Adhesive,  what a  mess, it did burn some when first put on, but within 2 to 3 hours, no hold left to them at all.   Then put them in the water, and that stuff expands and fills the plate.  And it was one horrible job to get it out, I still have some residue left from it, but is not interfering with the Poligrip, so if out, I just put some more on the plate, found out I can just add  without taking the old off when out, at home, I put it on before a meal, last  2 or 3 hours, get the no zinc,  cannot hurt you.
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Our product, Stabil-Dent, might help give some relief if you are having issues with adhesives on your lower.  It can be used on its' own or with adhesives for a secondary stabilizing force.  It is simply two acrylic wings that are attached to the tongue side of your lower.  Your tongue muscles then hold the lower down.  We do recommend though, a reline before applying it.  It won't help with a poorly made lower or one that hasn't been relined routinely.
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StabilDent, i would really like to try your product but i am afraid i will ruin my denture trying to put it on,
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Lisa,
There really is no way to damage your denture with the application of Stabil-Dent.  It is just acrylic and can be easily sanded away.  We also offer the option of our professional application if you would like to send us your denture.  Let us know if you have any more questions as we'd be happy to answer them for you.
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Thank you Stabil-Dent, can you send me info on doing the professional application please ?
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StabilDent

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What we have been doing is having people call the office and let them talk to the Dr. for a moment so he can get a sense of their issue with their lower, if they are interested in professional installation.  It is generally 24 hour turn around and is $155.  Please give the office a call at 406-257-5283 (M-TH 8a-4p MTN).
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Hopefully the room monitor sees this and removes it!
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I have partial I don't we're them had them fix three times and use fixdent Polly grip and nothing works to keep them in place
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I'm sorry Karen but I got my dentures last July and I HATE them. I also can't get my bottom's to stay in. I usually wait til I am on my way to work to apply my Fixodent as that way it's a 30 min ride with nothing to eat or drink. I can't eat anything that you have to chew. A hamburger, steak, out of the question. I can't even bite into a nectrine that is ripe. I have people that went to the "cheap" place and they came into work the same day that they got their teeth and ate corn curls of all things!! I spent good money and researched the dentist and wish I had my rotten old teeth back. Not a day goes by that I don't regret it. Also Fixodent makes me gag and choke and that is with putting the amount called for.
(from Snuglt2)
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Patti Howard Greene

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Try sea bond it works for me.I also have a vety small jaw bone
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Patti Howard Greene

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It works on the top nut not the bottom.
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Janet Knight

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Sea Bond sucks, the othe adhesives work better
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I too can't eat with my lower dentures I go to eat and they flip I'm about ready to keep being toothless that way 8 can talk and eat.
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omg  that makes me  afraid  now  getting upper teeth out like 7 of them  hope I ike my denture  are big  bulky  probably  its just my luck they will be awful  my g f  got hers  and there fine     I don't    USA    they care  about the money  no sufficient  in  London  they are  excellent  dentist  and  care about  u
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Shelly Smith   You're joking right?  I would estimate that 95% of them care about what goes into their bank account: US, UK or Timbuktu.  Teeth/dentistry is a commodity now, just like buying a house, car, shoes etc.  It is no longer about our health, or why are we suffering?  Bottom line is the £$£$; if you can pay, you get help but even then it's not guaranteed to 'help' you is it?  Case in point: dentures.  Slick dentists call it 'cosmetic' dentistry, so they can charge us an arm and a leg.  The media have jumped on the bandwagon, and unless we are all looking like Hollywood movie stars, we are pretty worthless.  It's the teeth, innit??  Shame on them all.  I 'smile' when I hear someone say, 'I've got a great dentist'; yeah, try saying that when your check bounces. LOL  :-((
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You'll get use to them,don't get real carried away with Fixodent or whatever-your tops won't need very much but if your bottoms are made wrong you basically have to line the lower plate with a THICK line of stuff-plus eat tiny/cat like bites of anything that really needs chewing or the bottoms will flip,I basically eat soft stuff when out with others & at home I take out my teeth to enjoy eating.
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Mary Anne, I agree with you these doctors are so in a rush and they feel that since you are getting extractions what the hell, that is why so many of us have ill fitting dentures also the whatever attitude you'll be back for adjustments.....it is so scary.
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Hi: Going threw same thing dentures keep falling out its been 4mnths now can't afford to get implants. Heard of cushion grip people who use it say it's great but can't find that either use to be in CVS now nowhere to be found. I feel for everyone who has dentures believe me I am so depress over this
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Are they the bottoms? I heard you cant get cushion grip.. and even if you could dont think it would wotk on bottoms.. go online and get secure dental adhesive it works pretty good... also you could try reline it rite aid or online..also go online and see what others do theres a lot of information but bottom dentures are a problem..it is very rare that they work well with no problems...but that secure work pretty good .. im using it till my implants are healed..good luck.. let me know how you make out
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Sandy Boss

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Thank u so much did u ever hear of a product called stabident
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Gary Erdenski

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Yes and I would try it if I needed to. Go online and read reviews...might be worth a try..and if its a good product im sure they will help you with it..I also heard of a bottom denture ...I think its called val plasti not sure. But I heard it made of a soft material that you put the denture in hot water and whe you put them in it creates a good suction
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Thank u just got your perement today I will try anything at this point,☺
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I have the same problem, I waited over 6 months after I had my teeth pulled to make sure the swelling was gone and everything was healed right. When they made the molds for my bottom plate it was so loose when it came back for me to do the 1st fitting. (yes I did 4 fittings to get it right). I was told that the bottoms are hard to fit. The dentist has taken so much off of each plate so that they even fit in my mouth. I keep telling them they are like 2 sizes to big. They finally fit in my mouth, but the bottom will not say in. I can't eat or drink anything. My daughter is getting married in a couple weeks and I am so afraid. I will probably not eat, because I know the teeth will come flying out of my mouth. I have spoken with my dentist and they are going to do a reline, I really hope it works. I have tried the powder, paste and strips, so in the meantime I am going to try the cushions. Walgreens has several different products for both top and bottom. If you do not have a store or your store does not carry them you can get them online. Here is the link to their page. http://www.walgreens.com/search/resul.... I will let you know how they work for me.
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These aren't permanent ones now still don't stay in hate it I ell look for that. Thank you
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me toonow what????????
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I have found that super polygrip (the one that's supposed to keep out food particles and minimize gum irritation) works best for me, insofar as the denture adhesives that I have found in stores. There's a better longer lasting bond and less ooze.
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I have had my dentures for a year now they won't stay in I cannot afford inplants I just am extremely depress and don't no what to do. SB
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Super Polygrip for me also, stays in for about 4 to 6 hours depending on what I eat. I can always get through a meal and sometimes longer, if the food is too hot however this does have an affect.
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I use a cocktail...lol...super polygrip first then polygrip powder on top of that..they stay in until I eat. But at least they stay put during the day at work as long as I don't drink or eat....without the cocktail, they are just floating there,,,it sucks...can't wait to get my implants in July
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I have had my dentures for almost 1 year . My bottom dentures Will not stay in at all and my top dentures come out when ever I try to eat. I do not have enough be gum or bone for implants. I have given up. I do not know what to do.

....... Bonnie
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June Amato

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Dentsurefit works
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Cathy Wilson

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I can't even wear my bottom dentures they hunt so bad what can I do the please I got them at is no longer there please help
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Stacy Higgins

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I bought a dremmil and fixed mine myself, they were always hurting and the dentist would not listen. She said they are so beautiful and perfect, but they weren't I cried every day. Everyday since I fixed mine. I've havent stopped smiling,and no more pain
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It isn't wise to use a Dremel, unless you know what you're doing. More often then not, they'll be ruined if you do.
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I can relate on the giving up and having regrets
I had all my teeth pulled back in may..just got full dentures after thanksgiving.... I cannot eat without my teeth coming up on the bottoms and top plate rocking..I'm frustrated, aggravated, depressed..just want to give up....even birthday cake I can't eat with them..I'm going back tomorrow cuz I walked out last week during an appointment because I was told my dentures were mainly for a nice smile... eee excuse me!? Yes I have a nice smile but I WANT TO EAT!!!! FIXODENT DON'T HOLD FOR JACK..... POLIGRIP HELD GOOD AS LONG AS I DIDN'T EAT :( THIS SUCKS!!!!!
I WISH I NEVER GOT MY TEETH PULLED!!!!
DEPRESSED IN FLORIDA
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Me too I wish I never remove my real teeth I w as better off with my own if i could turn the clock around I would keep my real teeth
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My teeth had developed black spots that looked like pepper was on them.  After x-rays, etc. I was told I had a disease that  has killed the roots so my teeth needed to be pulled.  I wish I had kept my own teeth until they fell out.  Like Mary I am so frustrated and disappointed that I don't know where to turn.  Like her I tried every denture adhesive on the market with no success with any of them.  Many trips back to dentist and they are now saying only implants can help me.  I can't afford implants. 4 post/$12,800 at Aspen. 
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Marie,
I saw your post and hope maybe we can help you.  I am assuming your major problem is with your lowers.  Have you looked into Stabil-Dent?  It is a simple acrylic wing that attaches to the inside of your lower.  The back of your tongue then rests on top of the wing naturally holding your lower down.  The key to Stabil-Dent is having a proper clinical reline before adding Stabil-Dent.  It will not magically fix a poorly made or maintained denture.  It can be a cost effective alternative to implants.  If you'd like to know more please take a look at our website and feel free to contact us.  I forgot to mention, Stabil-Dent can be used without denture adhesive or in conjunction with your favorite adhesive.  
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Hello StabilDent, I am very worried that after I cracked my bottom denture before Christmas & had a repair after New Years the fit cut the gum and is bone exposure present... Affordable Dentures "Yes you have a small cut." The filed it a bit but that was it. 

I am very concerned. Any advise? It is so very PAINFUL.

Pls Advise Email pls. cynde1062@gmail.com
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Cynthia,
You should get an email by the end of the day 2/2
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James Hart

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I got mine at Aspen Dental in Champaign, Il.  I love them after two weeks I tried eating corn on the cab and I was so surprised.  Used too I would go with four rows, that is a no go I have to go with two rows.  Eating any kinds of meat is a breeze as long as you remember to cut them into smaller sizes.  I know you are having problems but I had to get rid of my rotten teeth and I am so happy I got new ones as I can smile now.  I made meatloaf for the wife on Wed and it was supper,  Making spaghetti tonight.  Good luck and keep fighting to get your dentist to make things right for you.
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I have this same issue did you find away to keep them in your mouth if so I'd like to know how you have done it
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Nancy Dispirito- Crane

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Me too.im 2 weeks with bottoms and hate them
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JOLETHA DOCKERY

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Hello everyone!  According to my Dentist...Affordable Dentures....the bottom gum line recedes and there is not much we can do.  I use Fixodent Plus (superior hold) in the gray a purple tube, it holds my top dentures very well (sometimes they won't come out until the next day); but the bottoms ones....same story as all of you....they will NOT stay in while eating!  Sometimes when I talk they will just loosen up!  Sometimes I hate I got them pulled but, I had to...I had pyaria so mine were falling out. They did recommend implants....but I said NO!
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Check  out prices at Dental College clinics
In NY here are some of NYU's charges:

It is my understanding that NYU Dental  college     prices 
over dentures or clip on dentures at  the following  prices

Lowers  start  at approx     $4,500
Uppers  start  at approx     $6,500

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With the technology they have to send people to the freaking moon, they can’t make a denture cream that’ll hold dentures better? Give me a break. Come on people you’d make billions if they could make dentures hold better. Besides implants that NOT everyone could afford.
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Sorry people. Lower denture is a problem for 99% of wearers. If you can't afford Implants [All on four] try checking out your Faculty of Dentistry to see if you can get into one of there implant programs. [Supervised] Students do the work - fee is nominal.

Luck!
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Hello Snuglt2,
I'm sorry for not repying sooner. I didn't see your message until today, but I understand how disheartening this must be. While lower dentures are naturally more difficult to hold in place than uppers, you shouldn't have to live with this much difficulty eating. You may want to schedule a follow-up visit with your dentist. It could be that an adjustment or a reline will provide a better fit.
Having said that, Fixodent has been thoroughly evaluated to ensure it's safe when used as directed. We wouldn't expect gagging or choking, so we'd like to gather more details about your experience. When you get a chance, please give us a call at 1-800-214-8871. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm Eastern time. When calling, please let the representative know you spoke with Karen on DentureLiving.com.
Thanks for reaching out. Let me know if I can help further.
^Karen
(from Karen @ Fixodent)
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BethM

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Yeah I like Fixodent-it has been a big help on helping me to eat. Except white bread,lol. What sucks is now to eat or to look nice you need dentures so its either pay a boatload or get so poor to get welfare dentures. Dentists have us by the balls on this & it sucks. After ALL these yrs you'f think dentures would be easier to wear-but this way they can make more money by having them not fit right.
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Joey Fisher

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my upper denture fits awesome, with just a dab of fixodent i sometimes have trouble getting them to pop out. . the lower, however is loose and i have to use way too much fixodent to get them to stay long enough for me to eat. . when they had the soft liner, they were much better. am i really gonna die if i use too much fixodent? and i have been thinking of getting that soft line stuff from the store cause i cant afford another dental visit atm . . still paying off the care credit from the original process. . any advice?
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Gary Erdenski

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Yes try secure you have to buy on line.. im using it on my bottoms till implants heal. It work good
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Wanda Burke

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Is "Secure" easily removed from around your implants?  Did your dentist tell you how to clean those implants?  Mine did not, and I am worried that I won't keep them properly cleaned.

Wanda
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Gail Posey

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Secure held mine for 6 hours... tough to get off gums and denture. Fixodent for gums works better with the powder afded
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Cathie Walthall-Powell

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I have not found ANYTHING to hold my. bottom dentures down! At Christmas I ran across a denture site selling "Stabledent" Christmas sale, but my denturest will NOT shorten the lowers inside denture so I can use this neat invention because my mouth is VERY small!! Go to the Stabledent site!! I am going to try it out anyway because I could always remove the Stabledent. They are little plastic flanges that glue on and keep the lowers. from rolling or flipping!! That would be GREAT
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Patty K

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I have tried everything on here listed and nothing works if you do not have the bone structure to hold them in with Fixodent. I am not willing to have surgery so I just work with them and eat and drink things that do not cause them to come out in public - but in the privacy of my own home, I just take the bottoms out and seem to get along just fine eating -then put them in after cleaning my mouth.
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Patty K

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i was told by my dentist that they would have to take bone and build the bottom and still there is no guarantee. Also implants would not work because there is not enough bone structure to hold the clamps firm. Even with the surgery there would be no guarantee that they would stay put. He was very honest with me from the beginning but I was in pain and hurt by my teeth and sooner or later they would have had to come out. I just remember the pain and dealing with this eating problem is minor in comparison. I am able to keep them in when talking, etc - -just have a problem when eating so hey, less is better with food. I don't have to worry about gaining much weight unless I fill up on Frappe's etc. LOL
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Rich Charles

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@Patty K, my oral surgeon in NC told me the same thing. Try finding a MAXIOFACIAL surgeon in your area. I did, and he took 10cm off my bottom jaw bone to place 4 implants. I am currently between phase 1 and 2 of the 3 steps to finalize my bottom denture mounting on 4 implants. These are the removable dentures with locators only. There are more expensive options. Bar mounted or permanent screw retained implants. Not sure where you are, but I am in the Baltimore,Md region. I had 6 teeth left on my bottoms before these were made. Picture is of temporary tops and bottoms,after surgery to remove bottom teeth.
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debra meyers

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I just got my denture set today, I had old top ones but my husband threw my old bottom plate out. I went to affordable dentures iv Vestal NY I am very satisfied. Top ones no problem they stay in place. Bottom ones already caused a little sore on the right side, they told me to wear them until take to the gums. It hurt so bad I had to take them out going to bed, I really like the way they fit compared to the old set I had, but I ate with just the top plate and just my gums go over a year. I'm going to try real hard to keep them in all day tomorrow but do you have any suggestions for like what to put over the sore or to just let it form a callus. I think I am eventually going to have them screwed in but until then I really want to be able to eat with them in. Any help would be appreciated, thank you de
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Ginny Petersen Moore

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if there is a sore they should take you right in and adjust them.
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Ken

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People on the other forum swear by benzodent. Ive never tried it. Just took a dremel to mine and some 600 grit sandpaper.
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Ramona Montes Braxton

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What is benzodent? Never heard of it.
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Ken

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Google it! It is kinda like extra strength oragel. Stays on better, I'm told.
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Dawn Sutphin

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Benzodent is amazing! it's almost like the stuff they use to numb you before they give you novacaine and its really thick like a paste so it lasts a whole lot longer!
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Glenda Ivey

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I am having issues with lower and i have heard that some sort of suction could be added to make fit better.Is that true??
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Spanky

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a soft reline, you can do it yourself or have the dentist do it.  
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Sidell Gold

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To all of you having troulbe keeping your lower dentures in. Get to the dentist, and tell him that you want a denture made with a zero degree cusp, on a flat plane of occlusion. Or, you can ask for a 10 degree, which is also good. My guess is your dentist has made your denture on a 30 degree.(curve of spee). Your lower denture will stay in your mouth because a flat plane will give you a sliding motion when you eat, not an up and down motion, the way most dentists make dentures. The teeth on a flat plane, will act like paddles that slide as you chew. In the meantine, please don't starve yourself! Get a food processor, and chop some of your favorites to store in the refrigerator, as a temporary fix until you get your dentures. And, don't ssume that implants will solve everything. Implants are invasive, they can  fail, and give you a nightmare....Wishing you all well...
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James Hart

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Go back to your dentist and get him to make things right.  You paid for a service and I didn't stop till I was happy.  My dentist ended up making me three pairs before he got it right.  Now I am happy and I use power to secure the top and the green tube of poly-grip and I only use three little dabs one one middle of the front and one dabs on either side.
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Jeanette Hanna

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I've been fairly happy with mine except for the bottoms are way loose the complaint I have most is my bite between they gave me no edges on my front teeth my old uppers had nice edges on the front teeth which went well with my real Front Teeth due to bad hygiene I had to have bottom dentures and then Aspen Dental made me a new upper and they're totally blunt fat little teeth that don't chew none of my bites match is that how it's supposed to be this is driving me insane I have no problem eating I just have to cut everything in little pieces and I can only eat on the sides and mainly on my left side or if I try to bite I have to slide my teeth across each other cuz they've given me a severe overbite with these blunt little teeth please tell me this isn't normal
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Michael Barnes

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I got my dentures at a aspen dental Ibloomington,in and went back so many times to have them looked at and I still cant eat with them.I asked them about their money back policy if not satisfied and they told me there was nothing wrong with the dentures it was me.They told me I could have suction post put I and that would cost me another 6000 dollas.I would not recommend Aspen Dental to ANYONE.
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betty gallagher

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Right on the package of fixodent it has a warning ..not to be used long term and the ingredients are caustic may cause seriously health issues ..and yet some people have been using adhesive for years with fixodents blessing. am I missing something ..
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Leanne Bochenko

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I use a combination of Walmart brand zince free and polydent powder.  It works wonders and keeps my bottoms in place all day.
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Jill Gardner Lambert

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My bottoms are AWFUL....and I had everything done at Aspen Dental also.  I will NEVER recommend them again....my dentist is like an Army Sargent....she scares me, is totally UNfeeling and makes me feel as if everything is MY fault.  I got the BEST package they offer, but when I went in to get them to "fix" the lower denture, which was going too far DOWN in my mouth, which caused sores, they CHARGED me a fee!  And it took less than 1 minute!!!!!  SMH.....stay away from Aspen Dental.  I get my permanent ones in about 3 months, but will not leave the office until they fit like a glove!!!!
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Lisa Baker

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I am having issues with lower dentures which I just got December 12. I know my gums are swelled and need to go down but could someone get me a time line of what to expect sorta and when please?
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Karen, Employee

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Hi Lisa, check out our calendar of your 1st 30 days with dentures here:  http://www.dentureliving.com/new-to-dentures/calendar.  Be sure to contact your dentist with any concerns.  Hang in there, it will get better!
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Mildred Stainbrook

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How long do you have to wait before useing fiodent on lowers
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Shelly Smith

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im getting  a particle  denture on bottom  hope I don't have this proplem then I wont be able to wear  it  the top denture  I got make  it work  pray that it does 


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Jo Ann Carini

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I am a new upper denture wearer.  I have tried all the pastes and denture adhesives available.  First, I wish they didn't discontinue Poligrip powder.  Second, in this day and age, I can't believe they haven't figured out how to make dentures that are softer, more pliable and form to your mouth.  If they were more flexible, the grip would be improved and that would help so many denture wearers.  Until then......we all suffer. 
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Paljim

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There is absolutely no incentive to make dentures that are fit for purpose as you describe, as they want us to have implants so they  make more money.  Simple as. These implants by the way are guaranteed for only 5 years; guess why.  Dentures: same guarantee if you can get one.  Why do they need so many adjustments, repairs etc.??  Why did my mum own 2 pairs only, from age 30 to 78??  If they can put satellite's in space, then they can give us great, low cost dentures.  Imagine if they did, this website would not exist; who would need to buy all the 'gunk' they are trying to sell us.  Fixodent??  Belongs in the 20th C. It's shocking, but it's true. I am waiting for the tsunami of problems/complaints to hit re: Peri-Impantitis.  It's coming.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2561578/Why-teeth-implants-painful-costly-mistake-life.htm...

 




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BethM

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You got it-dentist know eventually people get tired of looking like trailer trash so they get ill fitting teeth & have to just get use ti it-it sucks tat like everything its all about MONEY<
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Mary Ann

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SO the dentist RIPS out 28 of my teeth! For 4 of them she had SO much trouble getting them out she used up my limit of Novicaine/Procaine (whatever they use) and wanted to stop and have me come back the next day with 8 teeth to go!  Bull!  We started this and "we" are not stopping until "we" are done!  She is whinning that she is pregnant and tired - I really don't care! My mouth feels like she took a back-hoe to it and 'she' is tired!  "Just finish" and give me some pain meds and let me go home and die!!!!!
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Mary Ann

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HELP ME? I HURT SO BAD ALL I DO IS CRY! DENTIST SAYS NO MORE PAIN MEDS - I had a total of 5 days worth! Is that what all of you had that got all teeth removed and both upper and lower plates?


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BethM

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I got 3 days worth
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Judi Mecham

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I used a tube of Oraljel the first 2 weeks. Numbed up my mouth good so I could wear the dentures?
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Cathie Walthall-Powell

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I got 5 pills. & used 1
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Leslie

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Leslie

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If you have oral pain, this has been around for ages!! A dear friend in her 70s gave me this to try. Ive had 2 front teeth pulled out and slowly working on 7 more before I can get upper denture. Dental care is so rediculously expensive! !! We would all have healthy mouths if prices were reasonable! ! Im trying to save my lowers if possible. Only 8 but badly receding gums from brushing too hard for years + mouth drying meds have caused sensitivities and gum disease :(...this stuff does help with pain and even sore throats. You can get it online. Hope it helps.
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Bill Schwentner

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I got the Rx meds but they didn't help. Tried my wife's Rx ibuprofen 800 mg and it was a tremendous relief! You can do the same thing by taking. Advil 200 mg tabs and use 4 tabs every 8 hours or so. Much better than the hydrocordone prescription I was given!
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AliciaP

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Bill, there is actually a genetics test that can be done by a physician to know what types of medications will work FOR YOU.

For many years people thought that I was crazy when I said that I could take 2 Vicoden ES and it did nothing.

I'm glad that you found the ibuprofen will help! Good luck!
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James Hart

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My dentist removed 146 teeth and tried to put the new teeth in to stay.  They fell out as soon as he left the room.  I guess I was a fighter as I have most of the others knocked out in fights.  After two week they tried to put my temps in but the assistant dropped my lowers and broke them, another two weeks and I got my new temps.  took a bit to get used to them but after two weeks I could eat anything I wanted.  In Jam of last year I got my perms and it me a week to get used to them and find what works best to keep them in.  I eat anything I want almost all the time.  The only thing I stay away from is bread products.  I do not sleep in them, haven't gotten used to that yet.  I have friend that will sleep in them.  My Dentist is Aspen Dental in Champaign Illinois.  With the money I spent they better have gotten them correct as I am very demanding.  I was there bugging them everyday.  Don't settle on crap, you paid the money and you expect to have a great service done for you.  Keep at it.
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Gillaire Gleed

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I've tried both fixadent, polygrip, and then the polygrip that is "supposed" to hold food out....it's frustrating I can't seem to even eat a small simple ANYTHING no matter what time of day it is if i've had them in for a minute or all day the bottom WONT stay in.
I'm afraid to go out with friends worried that they will come loose...they can be messy as you all know and I don't feel entirely comfortable taking it out, and gluing it back in the middle of a restaurant...just frustrating..
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Karen, Employee

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Thanks for trying Fixodent, Gillaire and I certainly understand your concern about eating out.  Over time, your gums will shrink and change, causing your dentures to become loose.  Check with your dentist to see if an adjustment or a reline will help.  Also, if you're new to dentures, it can take time for the muscles of your lips, cheeks & tongue to "learn" to hold your lower denture in place.  If you have other questions, feel free to let me know.  Hang in there, it will get better!
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Terry McCollum

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yes all that is true ,and i think your and my dintist should of told me and you about all the ups and downs of the Lower dentures BUT THE DENTISTS THESE DAYS TREAT PEOPLE LIKE A NUMBER JUST ANOTHER DOLLAR SIGN TO THEM .I WISH YOU THE BEST
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Mary McClanahan

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I hear you have tried thermometer plastics every brand on shelf and waterproof on line. I am luck if holds for 4 hours drinking is okay but cannot eat. I have to take out bottoms to eat then go to bathroom to re-insert kinda hate the bottom choice
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Shelly Smith

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so sorry to hear  why  cant  they stay  that's awful 


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Julie Jepson

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i take my bottom ones out to eat its only a partial denture but nothing will hold it in place awful i dont eat all day till i come home from work then i take them out and eat .
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BethM

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I think that's why so many new denture wearers have trouble with their lower plates-your tongue is always pushing on it etc. After a month your mouth lets the lowers alone.
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Paljim

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It's simple! Whoever took impressions; made, then fitted your dentures, did a bad job!? How do I know that? They don't FIT your gums! You need to go back to whoever made your ill-fitting prosthesis, and demand they fix the problem, and if not go through the complaints procedure. Imagine someone had an accident, lost a leg, and needed a prostheses fitted. Would they expect it to keep falling out? To be unable to walk properly, etc? No of course they wouldn't! You are given badly fitted teeth because you are a money stream for the crooked dentist now! I understand that they are getting more scared of being found to be doing poor dental work, having complaints lodged against them, and being censured by the Dental Assoc. Your Homeowners Insurance might have Legal cover, if not add it quick!! Fight back! Do your research; the internet is great. DANS website a great source of help and support. What's brewlly awful is the number of people who have sh*the dentures, versus those who get good fitting, all singing, all dancing ones; it hurts! Complain, complain, complain!!!
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I have complained...they just say that it is because the impressions were made before the teeth were pulled and gums are still shrinking is why they keep having to adjust them...said when I get the permanent ones it would be better...but I don't know that I even want to use the same dentist because I have gone back countless times and pointed out the same problem many times. They just tell me that is the way the bottoms are and that is why they have to reline them. But the relines haven't worked either,
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Cathie Walthall-Powell

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Same here.Renee It took me from Nov until July. They never adjusted the dentures where the back of the dentures are pushing All the flesh on my gumns clear to the bone in my jaw hinge !! ItNow.the problem is right back!!
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Cathie Walthall-Powell

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Check out the Stabledent site & see if it might work for you! Read the comments! It might be doable for you!!
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Diana Mitchel

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Can someone help I had my lower denture fitted yesterday. The teeth are to big. They huge. Paid privately. For them. Thank you in advance
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dan prewitt

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Remake
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Brenda Jewell

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Diana , mine feel huge too. But now almost 2 months out they feel much more normal. Give it some time for your mouth to get used to having foreign matter in it. If you're still uncomfortable, have them remake the denture. Or they may can chisel it down . I went back twice to have mine altered in the first month. Good luck ! Brenda J.
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JOLETHA DOCKERY

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Gillaire,
Try the Fixodent Plus (Superior Hold).
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Anne Booker

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Try the new fix a dent ultra hold. It works wonders.
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Leisa Wells

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i feel what you are saying. i have been wearing top dentures for almost 4 yrs. I still have my bottom 10 teeth.
i still can't get use to them. my dentures. something that helped me was dr. funk in PA. on you tube he shows you how to apply adhesive. It breaks all the rules but it works for awhile. I troed it and i was in wow state!!
Thanks for the share with Dr. Funk on you tube!
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Eugene Harper

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I'm soon to get fitted for a full lower denture ,I've been very concerned about how they'd work and what I might expect.
After having heard a few disconcerting accounts from several people of discomfort and looseness when eating and I've been told that since a persons tongue is always moving against the plate that it made it difficult for them to stay in place,however a dentist that I have every confidence in has told me with a very positive assertion that I would get used to them and that they'd stay in place and that until I could afford surgical screws that these will work fine..so all that is just to say that I appreciate having heard these comments so that I have some ideas from real people with similar concerns and solutions.
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Karie Mathias

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I have had full upper and lower for 1 year. Tried everything including adjustments and adhesives. Prior to removal of my teeth, my dentist assured me that if they are properly adjusted they will not flop around. (As I had been warned by others of this common problem). Then 6 months after having all my teeth pulled, and about 9 adjustments she changed her story to: "no patient of ours has ever needed so many adjustments, you are going to have to understand that bottom dentures flop. There is no way they can't. Everytime you move your mouth they are going to pop up. You need to learn how to control them." My response is: Which one is it, I need to learn how to control them, or they are automatically going to pop up every time I move my mouth? My advice would be (if it isn't to late). Look into these things that slip over your unattractive teeth like a retainer with pearly whites that snugly slip over your teeth covering the flaws. Unless you are having pain from decay. If you are, then try only having the painful ones removed as they occur. My point, basically is that dentures have proven to be strictly for cosmetic benefits (atleast in my experience) . Don't take any advice pertaining to dentures from anyone who hasn't experienced the challenges and emotional stress of being a denture wearer themselves.
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Rebecca Williams

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So very true ; until you have to deal with this problem yourself no one knows how deeply embarrassing it is ; humiliating and forget about self esteem I can't go out for fear of what can happen ; no one knows like ive said how it feels until it happens to them
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Linda Spencer Buzbee

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I had temporary dentures put in in August, 2014.  I have had numerous adjustments done.  Every time I eat anything the bottom denture pops up.  I want to be able to eat a hamburger or something similar, but am unable to.  The bottom denture popped up when I was eating ice cream!  I have tried every which way to control my cheeks, lips, and tongue to avoid this, also to no avail.  I am suppose to get mini implants on the bottom when I get my permanent dentures.  I am with Ms. Mathias, I would never have gotten the bottom denture if I would have known about this!
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cjs

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One thing I've learned and I hate to say am fanatical about lately.  When I'm going to be somewhere in public where I have to eat.  It must be soft.  And nothing too hot.  Soup would be great but melts the goop off right away.  Steak....not in a restaurant but I will eat it at home with small bites.  Sandwich, not in public. I've learned baked potato and chicken are the safest. 

Before going into a restaurant I do a little tongue test.  If it is sort of loose I free it up, order and go to the ladies room and reapply the goop.  I'm back to Polident now which is thicker and less ooz.  SMALL bites of food don't free up the denture.  Putting too much in my mouth will.  I can eat a hamburger but it has to be cut in half so I can get the little pointed end in.  Small bites.

Don't drink hot liquid during the meal as it will free up the goo.  When I'm done eating and if I feel I need a reglue off I go to the ladies room again.  The darn tubes say use once a day. Yup, if you never eat!!!!

I have a very small mouth to start out with so I have very little room for food and teeth to work together.  chewing has to be deliberate so as not to loosen the denture.

It is very embarrassing.  And none of us would have had our teeth pulled if it wasn't necessary.  I have to remind myself of the pain I used to be in before.  Not that life is easy now but unfortunately its just the way it is.  If you take them out because they are a pain to deal with you will never get use to them. You have to make yourself leave them in.  I was taking them out at night.  Such a relief. And truly you should to let your gums breathe.  But then I was having more trouble during the day.  So now I do it every other night and it seems better.

Think Positive!!!!!
You can do it!!!!
(there really isn't much choice :( )
It was just one year ago I was gold my bottom teeth had to be pulled.  It was 3 months before it was done.  I had time to prepare mentally.  And I went up and down the roller coaster and elevator and everything else in between.  But until you can accept that life has changed, your new choppers won't accept you.

I will add that the soft relign was awesome too, for the first day.  I had a hard relign after 6 months and it was so much better.  Not perfect but better. 

Hang in there!
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Linda Spencer Buzbee

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cjs, thank you for your comments.  I have been trying to leave my dentures in and taking them out to clean them and putting them back in.  Still not working.  All I can do is hang in there, don't really have a choice.  At least you have been able to eat a hamburger.  I have to get the little sliders and cut in half and then cut the halves into three parts and chew really slow.  I have just opted for soft food like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, etc.   I keep trying and keep getting really discouraged.  I keep hoping when I get my permanent dentures and mini implants, it will be better.  I am usually a very positive person and will continue to be as long as I am not eating  haha.
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Jack E. Jett

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Howdy....Jack from Texas here.

The medication I have to take wreaks havoc on my teeth.  Throughout the years I have spent so much money on each tooth in an attempt to keep it healthy to no avail. 

Now  I have a partial on top and bottom.  I have 5 teeth on top and 5 on bottom (that are mine.   The bottom ones are needing to be pulled.  And to day I find out the tops aren't much better.   While I have had great luck with the upper partial, the lower has been a nightmare from day one.

So every where I go or look to find a solution everyone sends me to denture dental implants.  Here in Texas that are (in the low range) 8 to 12 thousand dollars.  And I have been to three oral surgeons and they say the same thing.  Now  I must be far poorer than I thought because they ALL act as if 12 thousand bucks is no big deal.   And I told them if I pay you 12 thousand for teeth, I won't have a need for them as I will be too broke to buy food.

Do ANYONE know of another solution.   I know dental implants have not be around forever and I know I am not the first person in the history of mankind to have a need for a lower denture.  

I have read through these messages and I feel everyone's frustration, so now it is your turn to feel mine...........;)....kidding.

But if you have any secrets, please share them.   I can afford about 25 cents per share but not much more.   Free would be better..  Thanks for listening.



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Jack, I am having mini implants done on the bottom denture.  There are four of them (titanium posts) put in and the bottom denture snaps onto them.  I am having this done at Affordable Dentures.  The price is $1495.00.  I guess that is cheaper than the price of regular implants.  I too am in Texas.
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Jack E. Jett

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Linda....Your timing is impeccable as I (as of just last night) came across the mini-implant option.   And I was going to do more research today and saw your reply.  Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.  I have been amazed at how casual these implant doctors are about handing over 15 to 25 thousand dollars.   They make it sound like something everyone has just laying around.  I am anxious to find out the pros and cons of the mini implants versus the full.  I currently have a lower partial but the rest of my real teeth have to go.  The lower partial has been a nightmare and I rarely wear it out to dinner as I end up taking it out midway through the meal.   Good luck and please keep me posted.


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I need to look into this.  I was told I had to wait for six months after extractions were done before I could even consider them.  Unfortunately I've had a lot of bone loss so I'm not too hopeful I can even have them. 

I want to share a humorous moment, if you want to call it that ....one I'll not forget for a long time.  When I go out to eat I always have to excuse myself after ordering and go into the ladies room to "glue" my lower dentures in.  Well, I obviously can't do it over the sink because I don't want to be seen doing this.  I go into a stall, shut the door and take my denture out over my pocketbook handing on the door.  Apply adhesive and reinsert.  Now I know not the best of conditions but not much choice sometimes.  I try to do it before I leave the house but when you are out for the day and must stop to eat that's the way it is.  Well, I have arthritis in my fingers and find it difficult to hold things.  The other day don't I drop the darn denture.  (that's why I do all this over my opened pocketbook) .  The denture jumps out of the pocketbook, hits the floor and flies under the stall door.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  I fling open the door run out and grab my teeth laying halfway across ladies room.  Fling them under the hot water and go back to my pocketbook.  I thought I would die.  No one was in there but me.  Lucky!  They didn't break into a million pieces.  Lucky!  I do have a few more grey hairs after that thril!!!!  From now on I wrap them in a paper towel to hold them. 
It's not the most sanitary or best situation as it is but sometimes there just isn't a choice.

Thanks for letting me share.  Not like I can tell the girls in the office!  LOL
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Okay.....now we are sharing WAR stories.  Trust me I am not rich but was able to spend a couple of nights at THE Beverly Hills Hotel for a work situation.   Long story short, I ended up leaving my lower plate in a stall in the toilet which I left due to a phone call and some confusion....(okay I was drunk!)  So I go back to my room, settle in and realize I don't have my denture and begin to search the room.   Then I realize I left it in the toilet.   So I run down there and someone is in that stall.  And I keep looking under and trying not to be obvious.   So I waited, and I paced and waited.  Then I start hearing sniffs. About 2 minutes apart and I thought someone had a very runny nose.  About 5 minutes later the stall door pops open and this guys starts ranting....what the F do you want, there are 8 stalls in here and you have to have this one.  And I looked at him and said.......OMG you are Mathew Perry (and it was, the guy from Friends and he had white powder around his nose).  He was incredibly rude and stoned and asked is that why you are stalking my toilet?   I said, no sir, I am just looking for my teeth. He didn't believe.  Said something about annoying fans and left.

So I went back to my room, and phoned lost and found.  Sure enough, someone had turned in my teeth and they said they would send the right up.   They had a huge security guard send them up wrapped delicately in a BH Hotel napkin (which I kept).   The guard just grinned and I didn't even tip him.  Not because I am cheap but because I didn't want to spend any more time on the nightmare.  

I soaked them in heavy doses of polident for the next two days.  It occurred to me that while I was powdering my teeth, Matthew, my Friend was powdering his nose.   At least I didn't have to go to rehab.

Sorry the story is so long but I only tell this story to really close friends and those that could relate. 

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cjs

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Haha, Great story Jack  And it is so true.  There aren't many people out there  you can share these stories with!!!!
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Quite a tale; now, the entire planet will know your story too, I'm afraid, this being the internet and all . . .
Anyways, this is about my uppers; well, I was living in a second floor apartment, out on the deck that overlooked the back yard, having a smoke. I had just got the uppers (my previous set had broken in two, but that's another story). I was looking at the back yard, thinking about how the landlord needed to mow the lawn, as it was about 8 inches tall. I had a coughing fit and my dentures flew out of my mouth and down into the yard.
Yikes! I ran down the stairs and began searching, but to no avail. I worked the yard like it was an archeological site, walking back and forth in parallel lines, then in a checkerboard fashion. As the sun set and the light faded, I dropped to my knees and continued my search. I was frantic, and had a massive panic attack . . . Well, long story short, I didn't find them, and they didn't show up over at least a dozen mowings.
 I had to wear my old dentures, super gluing the two halves together, and they'd break all the time, even eating soft food like chilli. At the time I was going to college (at 50-some years of age), and having this while surrounded 8 hours a day by young, healthy students was nearly more than I could bear. But I persevered, buying two-packs of super glue at a time, to do the multiple daily repairs.The worst times were when I had to stand up in front of the class and give reports (by now you can guess what would invariably happen).
 Week after week, month after month, this went on, until one day the landlord's kids can up and knocked on my door. They smiled and one of them opened their hand and a green and white something was in his hands. At first I couldn't figure out what it was, but then it dawned on me that it was my long-lost set of chompers.
 God, I was so relieved; I couldn't take any time off at school (I was studying for an engineering degree, and the workload was hellish in scope).They'd been playing out back and the dentures just appeared in front of them, more or less . . .
This is getting to be extremely overlong, so I'll leave it at this; when you least expect it, the most astounding things can happen!
 
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Jack E. Jett

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It sounds like we are around the same age.  I use to have a hippie poster in my bedroom in high school that read.......IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, LET IT GO, IF IT IS YOURS IT WILL COME BACK, IF NOT, IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE YOURS.

It is clear that even though they are dentures, our teeth came back (cue violin music) and were cleaned (hopefully) and placed (now in slow motion) back in our mouth and as we begin to chew, slowly at first, (the background music rises) until we chomp on a steak and chew and chew (the music builds to a crescendo) and the audience has tears rolling down their cheeks.  

The Return of the Uppers and the sequel The Return of the Lowers.  

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And years ago people didnt' have to have screws in and theirs still stay in even to this day.
Amazing to me - Just remember if you have any health problems that require surgery to your body - they will take those implants out -- I have a friend who had radiation and chemo and they removed the implants - -waste of money
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My Mom had dentures and never had problems... I am going to buy Halloween teeth!!?
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my mom either and that was 20 years ago so whats up now??????
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Lmao @ some of you guys stories. Reminds me of when I first got my uppers. For the first few years I didn't have to use anything to hold them in. One weekend I went to a steak bake on a date. Of course we had to camp there and no decent bathroom around. Anyway, the first night I woke up in the middle of the night and my teeth were gone! I'm feeling around in the dark trying to find them and not wake my date up. He wakes up and says What are you looking for? At that point I found them, turned my head, popped them in, looked bk at him and said nothing. If he knew, he never said a word but that weekend was my last date with him. Needless to say, I never went away overnight again without putting on some fixadent frst.
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Hilarious
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Tonya Brandt Smith

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I meant that you sound just like something that would happen tovme
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I too have recently acquired lower dentures. Lots of problems. My paternal grandmother had full dentures 60 years ago could eat anything and never had a problem. I've known several older people who were the same. Perhaps it's more lucrative to make inferior dentures now so more people will spend the extra money for implants. Hmm.