The Cushion Grip delimma

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I went to reorder some Cushion Grip this week and found out, much to my horror, that it has been discontinued. I have been online trying to find something to replace it. The verdict is still out but I'm kind of excited about something I ordered from Amazon.com. I belong to their PRIME program, and since this was a PRIME item I received it in 2 days. It is called SECURE The Waterproof Denture Adhesive Comfort Strips. 

I was pretty skeptical because it said it is not intended for those with soft liners, and I do use the ProSoft liner on my bottom plate. First impression is that it has not only provided comfort, but it is actually working as an adhesive and keeping my denture in place. My dentures don't actually stay in very well because the adhesives don't work very well on top of a soft liner like ProSoft.

Before going any further, I have read comments to the effect that ProSoft is something like Cushion Grip. That is not true. Cushion Grip is not a reliner. ProSoft is a reliner.

I have had one of these Secure Comfort Strips on my lower denture for about an hour. I ate peanuts and drank water and it actually offered more comfort than the Cushion Grip I removed in order to try it. (I still have a tube of Cushion Grip left). In addition, it is holding my denture in my mouth so it isn't flopping all over and I didn't end up with painful peanut pieces in between my gum and denture like I always do. 

Cushion Grip was the only thing that has provided comfort for me, but as far as holding my denture in, it hasn't been any good for that at all. It helps for a short time after I apply it, but then it no longer works that way, but does continue to provide comfort. 

If this SECURE The Waterproof Denture Adhesive Comfort Strip continues to stay in place and work the way it has since I placed it an hour ago, I have found a winner! And I hope it might work for some of you. There is nothing worse than denture pain!
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Nikilet

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G Musgrove

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Thank you for this. I've had the same experience as you with the same products. Now I'm going to checkout the secure.
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As an update, I have found that the Secure Comfort Strips will start to move after a few hours, however, I just take the plate out, reposition the strip and cut off the excess which has stretched and put it back in. It would be nicer if one didn't have to monkey with it at all, but the bottom line is that with a bit of adjustment here and there, it is working. I have a lot of pain with my bottom denture and this is offering great comfort. As stated before, it is also doing a very good job of holding my denture in place.
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I never used Cushion Grip, it was already off the market when I got my dentures in August. However, I do have a tube of Secure as well as the strips. As far as using. Secure over a soft liner, I contacted the company and asked about using it since I still have immediate dentures and am fortunate enough to be able to get soft relines whenever I need them at no charge (until I get my permanent dentures), they are also going to do a hard reline every few months. The company said that even though it is not recommended for use over a soft reline, it is ok to use. They mentioned that if you are using it like this it may cause the soft liner to lift some but otherwise it should be fine.

Anyway, as far as using Secure, I LOVE it. I watched ALL of the Youtube videos on how to apply it to the tops and then followed the instructions on how to apply the strips - cutting it where needed - and I, personally, had no problems. That DOESN'T mean that it will work that way for others.

This is just my thoughts -good luck!
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Thank you for adding your info. I think I am liking it more and more. As I said, if you are one who does not have any problem with your dentures then you probaby are not going to want something that might require a little adjustment to keep it working. For me, it is proving to be a great alternative to Cushion Grip.