I've had my permanent dentures since Oct 2016. Still can't really eat much. My question is how are the teeth on everyone's dentures? Do they feel at all sharp? How about the back ones? My back dentures feel like flat. Hardly any indentation. Thought I'd try to eat steak yesterday. But no luck. Even cut it up in very small pieces and still couldn't chew it. It's going on a year since I had my teeth pulled and got dentures. Sure things have improved some but not enough. I still pretty much live on pasta, eggs, soup. I am sick and tired of it. I've been back to the dentist several times. It all they do us suggest implants. I'm unemployed and even if I wasn't I probably couldn't afford them. I can't really bite into anything either. Haven't had s sandwich or burger since before. Tried pan pizza once, couldn't chew that either. I still feel like the teeth aren't made right. Beginning to feel like I got the cheap ones though I paid for high quality. I just don't know what to do anymore! I'm so frustrated and depressed. Can't just go anywhere out to eat. Got yo make sure there's something I can eat. And trust me the places are very limited.
I have had my permanents since Nov. My bite was way off, I had quite a large gap between the upper and lower plates. I have gone back for 5 adjustments and my backs are really ground down almost to the plastic but that has greatly improved my bite and chewing. You still need adjustments even after you get your permanents. My adjustments are included in my price. Not sure about the place where you got your dentures.
2 years and same story. They are for appearance only I think. My upper fits fine and has good suction UNTIL I put in lower then top drops down. Even adding adhesive it seems to try to release suction on top and it also seems to make me need to grind top and bottom together. When I get home, can't wait to the bottom out. Another appointment pending.
I was the same and had found out my dentist gave me the cheaper dentures and they were way too big. I couldn't eat or hardly drink. I complained many times and voiced my concerns. My insurance only covered dentures every 5 years and I could not live with these for all that time. Finally a new dentist agreed to replace them free of charge, my new dentures are more realistic, have grooves and feel like real teeth. Although they do fit better, adhesive only holds so much. It still is hard to eat certain things. My goal is to get four on four implants. Thy run about $12,000. Maybe in this lifetime, who knows. I do agree with whoever said dentures are more about looks.
I was just speaking with my friend in regards to this matter today. It's going on if not 3 years since my original set. I am on set number 2, and considering number 3. She told me her dentist adviced her that in the first 3 years your mouth is still changing and this is common. And also, no matter what to WEAR THE DENTURES. Your gums will conform to the dentures in a matter of time. I didn't know this and I hope and pray it works. If they are almost flat then that is a whole other story. You need some gum on the dentures or there isnt going to be anything to paste it to. Hope this helps.
You should be able to chew. I eat almost everything but I also use secure comfort strips and adhesive on the bottom. They won't ever feel like normal teeth and bottoms fit terrible but you should be able to chew. If you have a lot of bone loss on the bottom, that could contribute to the problem.
My experience is not so dissimilar. I have had dentures for many years so I have become used to eating with them. In doing so I have learned to work within their limitations and modified how I eat. Some people say that they can eat anything. That has not been my experience so I am not sure I believe them. Since having dentures I have not been able to bite through food, rather I have to grind it down, Also my bite is not nearly as strong. But by cutting things small and taking my time I now manage most things. Obviously hard or chewy food is out and most things need cutting up with a knife and fork as front denture teeth are ineffective for biting. By the way I don't think that having flattish back teeth is the issue. I have flat plane back teeth. They are cuspless but have indentations in them which helps to break up feed. My dentist thinks that they are more effective for eating than anatomically correct back teeth as natural looking teeth are more likely to destabilise your dentures.
Steve what are u talking about. I am happy for u that u can eat what u want with your dentures, but please do not judge other people. I am one of those people that can eat with my denture, but I can also eat without them. But I still HATE them and cant wait to get them out PERIOD. Are u new to this group because if u are DONT BE SO JUDGEMENTAL or if u are please block yourself out of this group. You need to have some compassion.
I've had my dentures since the end of February 2015 so two years. I eat, basically, whatever I want. However, you can not take as big of bites as with natural teeth and I use a strong adhesive. It's hard to adjust to the different bite you have to take. I wear mine from 630 am until 8 or 9 pm plus. It takes time to adjust but you can. It's definitely not the same as natural teeth.
Hi Marcia. I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with your new teeth. You are correct. Teeth should have cusps (points) and not be flat. Aside of getting used to something all new and foreign in your mouth you shouldn't have to "smash" your food, you should be able to chew it. Here is a wax-up we are getting ready for a try-in today. These are standard teeth which are good quality we provide for everyone. This is just an example to give you an idea. There are teeth that can be almost 0 degree surface when ordered from the supplier. We don't use them and that's more for example: an elderly person that lives in a home that can't function well and is on a "mush" diet. If they came like that then yes they shouldn't have ordered them for you! Another way your teeth may have got flat is from adjustments. They may be grinding your teeth. If they are to that extent that's a NO NO! Teeth can be ground ever so slightly for adjustments but if they are ground a lot that's from a poor fabrication to begin with. I hope you get this resolved and they look after you like a person with a heart should. I hope this info helps.