Received Dentures+after+gums+healed+and+even with adhesive dentures still move around+alot

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After multiple custom mouth molds and fittings i was told this is the best that the lab can get the dentures to fit to my mouth. I know that i ned to have a bone graft but can not afford one so the drntidt and i hoped and prayed that the dentures would fit okay. However, the dentist had a difficult time getting a proper mold of my mouth as there isn't much to work with and now that I've had my dentures for almost 3 weeks I am wondering if it'll get better or not? I've tried Fixodent Super, seaboard tape n the stripes and nothing is keeping my upper or lower dentures secure in my mouth the whole day let alone being able to eat with them. Please help with any advice???
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I can't use Fixodent or Poli-grip in the tubes, I found the best thing that works for me is Polident Powder. I have had a hard time finding the powder, but hen I do, I grab what I can of it. It has been the only thing to hold my dentures in place. Try looking for the powder at drug stores and some food stores in your area.
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What's the difference between the adhesive and the powder?
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Leslie

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There is supposed to be less ooze/goo and all day hold.
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Meredith, I do something similar when using the powder (only because I keep forgetting to grab a spray bottle when I'm at the store)

I cleansed my teeth and rinse them thoroughly, shake the powder on them, and then shake the teeth until they are well covered and dump the excess, then with my water turned on to a constant drip I make sure my denture gets completely dampened, then let it sit while I do the other one. Then I put the top one in (that's the one I do first) and hold it for about 10 seconds with my fingers, then the bottoms, and clench for about a minute.

Much easier and quicker than it sounds.
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How much eating and drinking will this method handle?
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To be honest - not a lot for me.

This is how I need to do it:

I use paste/gel if I am going out for <4 hours, with minimal eating and/or drinking.

I use the powder method for any 6 -8 hour outings with a little more eating /drinking;.

But for me Secure iis
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I haven't been able to try it yet as my extractions and immediate denture was 4 days ago, but i have ordered "Secure" denture adhesive which is waterproof and seems to be the most recommended for real lasting power. Since my back molars were already gone i have been able to use the fixodent complete but im not impressed with the ooze. Did you make sure your gums/mouth and denture were very dry? I don't know about the bottoms, i have heard that they are very difficult in the best of circumstances. Hope things get better for you! !!
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Hi Leslie yes I've tried it both ways, completely dry mouth n wet mouth. It's so frustrating trying to eat n both sets are moving around while I try to chew my food n as for biting my food that's virtually impossible.
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Im sorry for your struggling. Maybe try a thin layer covering the entire contact surface like you do with the Secure. They say on diagrams little pea size here and there....it doesn't work like a thin layer. I had mine done Wednesday and i ate rice, beans, a few potato chips and dip and they did start to loosen but i was still able to talk with confidence. My son was the only one who knew I had a Denture at our gathering. I hope its gets better for you!
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Thanks Leslie, I keep trying n I do have on order from Amazon the Seaboard adhesive that everyone is recommending so that will arrive in Friday. I did out of frustration go n buy for the upper denture n the tape stripes for the lower n wentry to breakfast with some friends. Although they didn't notice my bottom denture was sliding all over the place n the upper denture made it thru until the very end n then started sliding. Since I don't want to put out more money yet I will wait n try the Seabond adhesive on Friday when I get that n if doesn't work I will then try the powder. I'll keep you posted.
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Hooray! I have used everything finally found Secure!!! Followed instructions to the T and it worked. Kept them in for 20 hours and was able to eat whatever I wanted. For the first time. I had a grape. So Happy. Thank you Secure!!!!
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After a relining in a few months it will fit better. Your mouth is still healing. Meantime try current brands and products. I try to eat breakfast and hot beverage BEFORE I put dentures in for the day. I realize I can not eat foods that are chewy or it loosens faster. You will figure it out. We are all different. I use Secure tapes and sometimes adhesive. It doesn't have zinc in it so you can renew it if you have to. Just keep asking for suggestions as you heal. Good luck.
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My mouth is very small too, every dentist or hygienist as has commented on how small and difficult it is to work in. I had mine done at Aspen Dental and it was a real struggle but I am happy with the look and feel. My Dr has been great. I go on the 12th for my first soft liner and i can't wait to see if I can get away with much less adhesive!
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Did you also have a bone graft done as well?
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Why do you need a bone graft? Is it so you can have implants?? I've never heard of needing one for dentures/false teeth before. Can you explain? Hope you are feeling better. Bi am still having problems 8 months later.
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I was told by my 2 dentists that my upper n lower portion of my gum line has no bone structure there so the Ridge to hold dentures in is very thin n the denture doesn't have anything to grip too
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U may have to get implants which ur dentures snap on to. They r pricey.
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I understand your struggle as I have spent the last year going thru the same and then be told by my dentist that that was all that could be done!!  Like any product that i'm not satisfied with I believe if they say that's all they can do then I should be given a refund.  I am going to a new dentist and it is costing several thousand dollars again so I have sent a certified letter to my previous dentist to request a refund.  I'm happy to give them back the bad product.  Don't know what will happen with the new dentures or getting a refund but I cannot continue to live with my bad fitting dentures.  Good Luck.  I hope you will move on to another, hopefully better dentist and get a refund from you other dentist!
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I'm actually happy with their work n they have done everything that they recommended unfortunately. They did tell me upfront that they could try but could not guarantee if they would fit properly because I do need a bone graft on my upper n lower part of my mouth however I do not have the money to do this because I'm on a fixed income. As it is I already had to wait n I saw countless dentists trying to get different prices etc n even with insurance it was just absolutely ridiculous n then I was lucky because my Aunt had called me to tell me about a "probono" dental clinic where the dentists volunteer there time on Friday, Saturday & Sunday for patients in need or low income n got lucky that they accepted me. So I didn't have to pay for any work they did however they do not do bone grafts. Cathy I do wish you luck n hope that you get your refund n if it went thru your insurance I'd lodge a complaint with them n possibly the dental board if you aren't satisfied.
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i feel the same way. I have a full upper denture and a partial bottom. These are both my permanents. I am on my second reline and they are loose again. My dentist also said there is nothing else they can do, so I am going for another opinion. I can't believe I have to live with these dentures which are so uncomfortable in my mouth. Hopefully we both get a new set of dentures will be comfortable and fit well. Good luck!
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Good luck Linda. I hope that you get the lower dentures replaced as needed as well.
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Linda thought that I would send you an update on my status for a solution that I found for my bottom dentures. I heard thru this forum of a product called "Stabildent" and you basically physically adhere 2 small pieces to your bottom denture n it was quite easy to do, cost was 60.00 n invented by a dentist n so far I love it n my bottom is staying in a lot better than before.
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Thanks sharing.
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Unfortunately, denture slipping and those that don't fit well are two very common issues with dentures. Keeping your dentures in place requires the ability to hold them still with the muscles of your lips, cheeks, and tongue. At first, these muscles might tend to "kick out" your dentures. A denture adhesive can help keep your dentures in place. 

Dentures rest on gum tissue and your jawbone, which deteriorate and shrink over time. If your dentures used to fit well but now feel loose, visit your dentist. It might be time for an adjustment or a new set of replacement dentures. I know this is easier said than done, especially if additional money is involved. Just be sure that you aren't trying overcompensate with additional adhesive if the fit is off. 

The topic of whether powder is right for you has been a common theme. To apply powder adhesive:
  • 1) Clean dentures
  • 2) Wet dentures
  • 3) Apply powder in thin layer as shown on the bottle or carton
  • 4) Shake off all loose powder
  • 5) Insert Dentures and hold briefly in place
  • DO NOT use more than 1/4 teaspoon. Shake off excess. If powder comes off denture in your mouth you are using too much.
  • DO NOT use more than once a day. With proper use this bottle should last at least 9 to 10 weeks.
  • DO NOT use excess powder for poorly fitting dentures.
  • Consult your dentist regularly to ensure you have properly fitting dentures. Poorly fitting dentures may impair your health.

Do not use more than directed if the adhesive contains zinc. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake is reported to be associated with serious health problems. Consult a doctor if using other products containing zinc. Thanks!