Question about denture adhesives - am I crazy?

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I am into my 3rd week with full dentures and had a question about adhesives. I use adhesive (Poligrip, Fixodent,...you name it) on upper and lower but my bottoms especially (like everyone else's) come loose easily. I have noticed that the adhesion gets Stronger after an hour or so of fixing my dentures. I mean, when I first put them in, I think "This will never hold past my morning coffee..." But after some time passes, the hold actually get stronger. Does this happen to anyone else? Does the paste actually take time to "set up" almost like real glue? Is this true more of one paste than another? Thanks!
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Paul

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New Smile

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Paul,

Yes adhesive does take some time until it adheres properly. You should always wait 30-60 minutes before eating or drinking any liquids to make sure the proper adhesion takes place. Place the denture on the lower jaw (mandible) and apply firm pressure for 1-3 minutes when applying. This is what I tell all of my patients to do and it really has helped them. If you have any other question just contact my office and we can give you free tips and pointers. At the end of the day we want to educate patients properly so they can be successful with their dentures. Here is my contact info. (208)454-0311 or via my website www.newsmile4me.com. I hope this helps you.
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Don Naehring

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i find secure is the best cost is more any suggestion
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NormaJean Bennett

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A lot of people that have fitting problems try DENTURE FIT. Go on YouTube and type in DENTURE FIT, it is a soft linner. You will see several videos. I used it in my upper and it helped. I think my gums have shrunk some since. When I use adhesive every I let it set up at least 2 hours before I eat or drink anything. It holds better.
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Todd

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Hello Norma. Denture Fit I heard is having mold problems. It happened to me to.
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Diana Medford

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Did you mean to say MOLD or hold? It makes a difference on whether or not I try it.

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Lilly

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I did not have any information on this 50 years ago! I feel like too late on the dentures look unless I start playing lotto and win big
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Todd

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Hi Diana. I said mold. There's a issue with their product containing mold. Plus I could never really find any information about the whereabouts of denturefit. Other than it says made in Korea and US. More information on the product would be great. Like where it actually came from a back ground who invented it or is it packaged as a denture adhesive when it actually is for some other purpose. Would be nice to know these things.
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I agree with you 100 percent! Did the manufacturers use their “glue”. ?? I feel like I have been a remote testing canadate for their products! On a lighter note how did you get your profile picture to be upright???
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Debi Hilley

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Lilly, edit you photo to be a square and it will upload correctly
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Todd

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Hey Paul

I can't say that it works for me. Pastes seem to make me feel like I have bulk under my dentures. When I first started my journey I would use small amount of fixodent regular. That seems to be the one that would work the best other than secure. Now I use this liner grip on my bottom and top found here https://www.comfortlining.com I do have to say that it there's this smooth uncanny suction with this stuff and no flavor or bulk. It's definitely like no other adhesive and will work by heat. From someone that's been wearing dentures for awhile, I've tried about everything known to man. We all need something to hold and stay especially while the gums are adjusting. Have you tried powder adhesive while using a denture liner as the one that I mentioned above?
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Lilly

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I HAve tried all products. Result. Teeth yet in denture cup
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Debi Hilley

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There are some serious concerns about comfort lining and she ttok 8 weeks to do a refund on an order she never shipped. I won't get into the whole accusations with nonproofnothers have made, but I never got it to work and it does not atick to polymer dentures at all.
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HI, I am sorry to bother you, I have been researching upper horseshoe dentures without implants the temporary denture gives me headaches within an hour because my sinus sit very low so I am thinking of asking my dentist to remove the palate, she said it may be the only way I can wear them, Im almost 53 and dont want to go without teeth forever Im in my fifith month of nothing because of the headaches the upper palate gives me, can you tell me if your still using the horseshoe denture without implants, and whst works best to help hold it in. Forever Grateful for any help or advisement you vould give.
Thank You Trish Meyer I tried to email you but my phone isnt working I hope you get this
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Patricia Meyer

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trishy219@yahoo.com if you could reply back to my email that would be great please and thank you dear.
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Patricia Meyer

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5 th month not fifith lol
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Debi Hilley

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Oh yes. Had an affordable dentures ultimate done in horseshoe. Wear it every day. Can eat anything.
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I use Fixodent in small amounts.
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New Smile

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Paul,

The amount of bone resorption that is going to take place is going to loosen the dentures immensely. Make sure you have a follow up appointment around the one month period to have a temporary tissue condition liner placed. This will fill in all the gaps and make a huge difference in the way the dentures fit.
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Todd

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Fixodent regular the pink one. In small amounts works wonders. Like mentioned above the denture needs to fit properly or it will squeeze out. Even linings won't help if your dentures don't fit right. Plus I've noticed that while using a liner the paste do not sit well on the denture. But powder will always. Fixodent powder is amazing stuff! Last year I had a conference in San Diego and I was nervous as all get out. My mouth was dry and for some reason my dentures would not stay that day. Figure that. I sprinkle some Fixodent powder over my liner and it worked great! Now, when you're ready to remove the powder just wash it from the liner and you should be good to go. Good luck on your journey through dentures. If it weren't for forums like this I think I wouldn't have ever gotten were I am today with my dentures.
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Going through the immediate process can be miserable because of the rapid bone loss that is going to take place the first 6-12 months. You will need approximately 2-3 professional chairside reline/liners placed to fill in all the gaps associated with the bone loss. Over the counter reline kits are okay but don’t come close to matching the results of a professionally installed tissue conditioner or chairside reline. The product we use if installed accurately will last easily one year and helps a ton. Once again I highly recommend you contact your dental provider and schedule an appointment to have this done in the next couple of weeks. I never charge to place these after someone has purchased a set or individual denture from us so hopefully they won’t either. I don’t care how much adhesive you’re using it won’t work If you have experienced major bone loss. Having a chairside reline placed will make all the difference in the world.
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Debi Hilley

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I wish my dentist had told me about soft relines. I got almost zero education from them. Just pulled, placed a really horrid denture in mu mouth and see ya, pay up front. I had such an illfitting immediate that I ordered an intermediate online (the fits amazing) and burned my immediates. Yes. Burned. Then my dentist was mad that I bypassed him and ordered another set. He said I needed a reline, and I was so happy. I thought he meant soft reline but he destroyed my nylon polymer denture with a hard acrylic reline. I got a refund, but it took 4 months to get a "settlement " to replace the denture with another one online. I find many that come to these boards feel that way. We got no information about it and are seeking answers. Thank you for being here
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