When should I start using adhesives?

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So e-date was 4/13, and even though I had a soft reline which helped with holding my dentures last week, I already find that they are loose (although comfortable) again.  Like when I yan my bottoms pop out.  According to my dentist, he doesn't want me earing any adhesive yet, but it would be so nice to to have them popping out.  I'd also like to do a little more chewing.  When did you guys start wearing adhesive?  I feel like my gums are healing well, they are sort of itchy at this point.
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  • like I need to yawn but don't want to lose my teeth.

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Note:  This is NOT medical or dental advice!  Use at your own risk.
I used a dab of cream on the upper pallet the day after E-day.
Dentist Rec on that one.  Even got free little tube of Fixodent.
I stuck with Powders for the first 4 weeks or so on the lowers.
I did NOT want dry socket.
I assume the sutures have been removed or dissolved by now?
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Yeah, all removed, healing really well.  I don't see how a little adhesive on the palat part of the denture would hurt at all, but those pesky bottom ones are the most annoying.  Already looking forward to the implants about a year from now.  lol.
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I was going to go that route, but my fit is really good.  I did a TON of research into 3M Mini-Dental Implants.  For the Bottom you need 4 and top 6.  My Dentist "price-matched" the local Affordable Dentures Franchise at $450 each.

IMHO - MDI's are fine for Denture Stabilization.  Think about the physics.  All they're doing is holding a Dental Appliance in place.  It's not taking the same torquing forces a replacement tooth would.  My Dentist also agrees.  Most Oral Surgeons will NOT agree.  They have payments to make on their Yachts, Mercedes and Boat Slip!!!!
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Yeah,  My dentist is totally against the top implants, says the top denture itself is pretty good and its not needed.  However, he thinks the bottom ones are important if just to combat bone loss.  I would agree the bottom just doesn't work as well.
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Well first I like your dentist cause I had to wait couple months to get soft reline.And I was told about a week or 2 after, that I could use adhesive. Actually, I think they wondered why I hadn't yet,cause they were moving around. But, I was told just a dab. In center on uppers..and maybe where they grinded them a bit when I got a sore spot and just dab on lowers around sides where had sore spots or according to my mouth, not even. My mother in law had worked for dentist for years and said that if you had to use alot, they were not fitting right. And once all healed, shouldn't need any, unless there was him issues. And others have told me the same . I think it's great you can eat with them...i still cant..but I have jaw problem..mine will never fit right. Eat something for me...like a salad. Oh i miss salads. I think, just my opinion, if a little bit will hold them in....soumds like can't cause trouble
But, I'm not expert for sure
Enjoy!!
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How long have you had dentures, Theresa?  It sounds aweful that you still can't eat.  I think I push myself a bit, but so far I've been able to do soft tacos, and I had a chicken red curry with rice and some sushi last night.  I can't do anything hard like chips (oh how I love chips and salsa) and salads are still hard.  There is something about lettice.  Hard viggies like the green peppers and stuff in the curry are still way too hard to chew.  I'd really like to try pizza, even though we don't eat it that often.  I'm doing better than I thought I would a little over two weeks out.

My dentist is amazing.  I think he felt for my situation but he called me every night around nine for the first week to see how I was doing, and I've gone back about 4 times.  The soft reline made a world of difference.  According to my dentist, we can really do as many as we want to, it's not a big deal and took about 30 minutes.

I ended up doing a seabond strip on the bottom, and a little Fixodent in the middle of the upper palat.  So far so good....  nothing hurts and it seems to be sticking.  YAY!  Maybe I can talk the hubby into pizza.

Hope you can eat your salads again soon. :)
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almost 6 months with my perms and I can't eat.  No adhesive has worked on the bottoms for me.  My tops are fine.  My bottoms just pop off when I try to eat.  Implants are not in my budget. 
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Have you tried using the glue mix? It's supposedly a thin layer or one of the cream glues, then a layer of powder glue, moisten and pop in. Its supposedly awesome.
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tried it even with Secure.  Still does not hold.  I am not giving up!!!!
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Oh man... :(
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Try it Marcia... One thing I learned over the last 18 months or so regarding dentures is that what works for one, may not for another.  Experimenting is key in this process.  

Plain Secure is perfect FOR ME.  I sometimes use Protefix from Germany and I am waiting to try Olivafix once it gets here from Switzerland.  

I'm NOT surprised that the Secure/Powder Combo did not work.  

Protefix, Olivafix or Fixodent are all designed to handle moisture better.  Powders are generally moistened a bit to be effective.  

Secure is applied DRY.... VERY DRY.  I even DRY MY GUMS before using Secure.

Here are some tips I posted in another thread from a friend in another forum:

 Try this "Crazy Glue" method outlined here from a friend of mine:  

Some occasions call for cementing in the dentures - mainly my lower partial. I accomplish this by using both paste adhesive and powder.

I call this paste and powder combo "crazy glue".

First put in the paste (I use Poligrip). I squeeze a bit in and then kind of smooth it around with my finger. After that I lightly spray with water and then sprinkle on Fixodent or Wernets powder (spread that by sort of shaking the denture lightly - kind of like flouring a cake pan). Then, lightly spray with water again and place in your mouth. 

I used this on my lower partial whenever I know I'm going out for a sticky, chewy meal. For me, this holds quite tightly and often I can't get it out when I am ready to go to bed. Usually it comes out in the morning after a cup of hot tea.

Update

I thought I would add another little tidbit of information ....

Another combination that works for me is to use Poligrip Strips in my lower and then sprinkle a bit of Fixodent powder over them. It really keeps my lower in place and keeps all the food particles out. I've had that lasting me all day - three meals and a snack - and it is still in snug at the end of the day! 

Poligrip strips seem to work well on their own, too, and they are highly portable since they come in little individual packets. The strips help fill in those areas that may be a bit open from shrinkage, at least until the next reline.

REMINDER: Just remember that you do NOT want to use paste adhesives until your extraction sites are healed! Until then stick with just powder or wafers!

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I used powders on day one... Actually affordable dentures used powders on my teeth on day one. I kept on using them till I got teeth that fit and didn't need adhesive any more.
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Hi marcia, I've had mine just over A year. My uppers were ok but could not wear lowers. The lowers do not go a little behind uppers, so they just hit together. It's part of the jaw. They worked with them in late March and after few hours told me that they will never fit right. I'd need new ones. I cannot afford that. I'll be paying on these for another 5 years. Also these were made too big. But, my dentist never once checked on me since the day he took them out. Haven't even seen him. Just staff. Any chance you live in or near Florida because I would love to go to your dentist. I've already decided to go to another doctor who doesn't charge a consultant feel to see if I'm being told the truth. The dentist was not in office when they did this, and it was a soft realign not hard which from what I read on this site, after a year I should of had one
We had 2 sick family members during the year, so I could not get in often. But, they never told me what I needed to do either. I learned what normal practice is for dentures on here. I spent 7000 and that was "a break ". It literally makes me sick
I won't know until I get in touch another doctor if they just messed up. I can't even eat out, because I can't eat with dentures in. And that is not pretty. But, I was so impressed that your dentist called you every night tell him/her for me that I really respect that. My office gave me a folder of instructions and pretty much it. I'd go when got a sore. Other than that they told me nothing. Oh I wrote a book. I've done that before because I can't believe the difference in dentists. So hard to find a good one. Most charge a consultation fee. Anyway,, sorry for life story. I'm really happy for you...its good to read a success story on here!!....
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Oh gosh that's terrible!  I apologize, I'm in the mountains of Colorado, so a good ways away from Florida.  I'm starting to think I just got lucky here.  With all my extractions, paying for my temp denture and perminate denture, my total is about 2500.00.  Now, I did have insurance which maxed out at 1500.00 so in total about 4000.00 for everything.  I'll have to check my bill again, but I even think the down payment for my two lower implants are included at 200.00 each.  Ultimately, that'll cost me about 500.00 each (or 300.00 more than what I've already paid for.)  And then of course, I'll need to pay for a new lower denture at that time too, according to him around 750-1000 depending on what I choose.  So the expenses aren't finished by aby means.  I would whole-heartedly recoomend my dentist to anyone in the area.  It's been as good as it could possibly be given the circumstances.  I would suggest if your area has like a facebook buy/sell type page to go on there and ask for recomondations.   That's how I found my guy- other people said he was so amazing and they were right.  Good luck!
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Well that's just "showing off for the noobs" there Ken.   LOL!
Yeah, I can do it, but Chewing Gum and no adhesive can be problematic.
I feel more secure with a tad bit of Secure, especially in public.
It's a personal choice everyone needs to make with no right/wrong answer.
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Oh gosh.  So I got Fixodent cream and just put a small bit on my top palate to hold it on.  Worked well.  Getting it off my gums (tried this twice now) is the yuckiest thing ever.  I have issues with textures and the slimey but stuck was so gross!  I followed everything I found online, warm water, hot water, water/mouthwash rinse, brusthing in a swirling motion... still took over 10 mins to remove.  Scratched my mouth trying to use my finger, and the cloth removed a little, but there was still a thin layer.  I can't even imagine having the glue everywhere.  Yuck!  So I went out today and got seabond for the upper, and powder for the lower.  We'll see if that's a bit more plesent.  Just had to rant.
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Marcia, you just had your teeth done right? Only mine, it wasn't the adhesive, it was the texture of the of the dentures. Maybe being new? Don't remember...but. ask dentist and see... I had hard time in beginning ..too big..but... after "some use" the adhesive did mot cause much problem. See what others say. I might and probably am wrong.
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Oh and rant all you like.
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Can I use powder adhesive when I still have stitches I think the paste would pull on the stitches it’s been 9 days post upper removal my stitches are to dissolve they have gotten loose and kinda hangs at places . I just got my dentures Friday 4/26/19 and the tip and drop out they did a soft liner when they gave me my teeth Friday I keep calling and telling them that they need adjusted and they say they are fine and shouldn’t get adjusted for 6 months but it’s like they are to tall they like dig into where your checks or face attaches to your gums on the top and hurts it actually makes it bleed I got these damn things at affordable dentures in Winston-Salem nc and my insurance paid for certain ones but I stopped at another affordable dentures because they are like franchises the dentist Owens the business but run under the affordable dentures name but anyway the other dentists said that these are the cheapest teeth they make and my insurance paid 1300 for them and the ones I have only cost 385 so know how do I fix that on top of them refusing to adjust my teeth.
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So I am one week out from having the rest of my bottom teeth pulled ( only 5 in front ) and wearing my immediate denture. My dentist said she wanted to wait at least 2 weeks before doing a soft reline to let my gums shrink a little. I had an adjustment done the day after extraction and that helped with pressure points, but these lowers still hurt on the sides a little. So would it be ok to use something like cushion grip to help with making it a little softer on my gums? I still have a couple stitches in the front and do not want it to stick to them.