Trouble removing lower denture with implants

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Hey guys,

I'm 43 and just got full upper and lower dentures.  The lower ones are currently attached via two ball retained implants at the back (I think that's the type they are) with a third currently healing in the front.  I've only had them just over a week.  When I had a check up this week, my prosthodontist changed a cap or something inside the female implant segment in my denture, from a black one to a blue one.  He said different colours pretty much make them easier or harder to get out, the black being the easiest and the blue ones I know have being medium.  He did a bit of relining as well.  I tested them there and I was able to get them out ok myself in his chair.  But since getting home, and having them in for much longer periods, I am really struggling to remove my lower ones.  I've spent more than 5mins fighting with them a few times, and last night nearly flung them across the room they came out with such force.

Has anyone else experienced this?  I don't know if I should persist with it or get them changed again?  Considering I still have another implant to add to it yet.  It's getting pretty annoying to get them out, which I'm doing a few times a day as I'm still rinsing my gums with salt water and washes.  I think since the relining stuff the suction is also adding to the problem, since they fit much much better now.  Are there any secrets to getting them out, or will I learn better with persistence?
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goughy

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Mara Jane Fisk

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I always tell people with problems the same thing.  Call your dentist or professional.  Complain until they get them right.  I've got to do that very thing Monday on my upper.
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Yeah, I emailed him late yesterday. I've only had the new clips a couple of days now. Thought maybe there was a trick to it I was missing. He's really good so it'll be no problems for him to sort out. Cept is a 6 hour round trip for me to get there, so trying to avoid it it I can.
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Patti Howard Greene

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That's my fear is that when I get mine I won't be able to get them out. Praying for u.
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Wanda Burke

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I just had the final procedure for my implants and it turned out that I could not remove them from my mouth while at the dentist's office. He removed two of them from the plate to make it easier but when I got home I still could not get them out without struggling, pulling, and tugging for a couple of minutes...........Mary Jane, Goughy, and Patti -  How are you all doing with yours after 8 months? Can you give me any tips on making it easier to remove these? 
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Bernice

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Use medical gloves they give you a good grip. Makes it so much easier
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Bernice

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Use medical gloves they give you a good grip. Makes it so much easier
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janice crissman

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I too have to use medical gloves to remove my dental implant supported dentures. So sad it has ended this way. Was never told this is how it would be in the end!! $40,000.00 for upper and lower . 2 years of dealing with it all. My lower ones so loose I can hardly talk . I’m just sick of both!!
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goughy

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Wow, it's been years since I asked about this! How things have changed. Once the middle implant was being used he tried me with the blue clips but I couldn't get them out at all. Even he couldn't. He had to use a tool to tap them off. But he went for the red clips which are easier and it's all been good. I can remove my bottom denture by grabbing it with my thumb and middle finger alone, but it holds for nearly everything I eat. I've in a blue moon one might unclip, but that's rare.
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Annette

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goughy I would like to know do you have to use any type of adhesive since you have the implants? Thanks  
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goughy

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Hey Annette. No, I've actually never ever used any with my bottom denture that has the implants. Not even when only the two outside ones were being used while my middle one healed. And most certainly not once all 3 have been in play. The only issue I have (on rare occasions) is that once in a while one of them will unclip while I'm eating, but I usually just bite down and it clips on again.
I do have one of the lightest weight clip inserts in, so I could change to a stronger grip, but trying that at my prosthodontists place I couldn't get my denture unclipped.
My top one is a standard suction retained denture, and it really needs a tribe I think as I have to glue it in well with Fittydent (called Secure in the USA), but I couldn't fathom not having the implants for my lower one! I feel it would be a miserable experience by comparison. Implants ask the way for lower, and a maybe (of you can afford them) for the upper.