Im really having a problem.....
I got a full upper set, and its day 3. I already had 2 implants, so my dentist added 2 "snaps", (i also had 2 more implants inserted when my teeth were pulled so i can have a full "snap on denture" effect. so, left the office, top teeth pulled, 2 implants inserted, stitched up, new set uppers in my mouth. i probably took them out 3 times total, and went back today for a checkup.
the problem isnt the pain. I havent taken ANY pain pills except motrin. there is no pain, even when i bite down (i only have about 7 teeth on the bottom, in the front, around the curve), so no back bottom teeth.
when i bite down, my bottom teeth hit right behind the front of my uppers, pushing them up, (and the palate then feels like its coming detatched from the suction thats created on the roof of your mouth). so all of this advice about "divide your food between both sides of your mouth on the bottom, and THEN chew" doesnt work for me. I only have the bottom teeth in the front.
so....this occurs even WITH the 2 "snaps" that he did on my old implants, (there is one snap on each side of my mouth, so they are pretty evenly distributed).
my question is, is it normal for the denture to be pushed UPWARD, and the palate subsequently be pushed DOWNWARD, when you chew? all of my food gets lodged up in the palate because it falls off the roof of my mouth.
ive seen the talk about a "reline". what is that, would it help me? what if he shaved some of the palate off? its basically impossible to eat anything .
OH>>>>something else, the denture palate has a curve on it, that mimics the curve of your own mouth's palate. when i bite, it feels like the denture palate is like a teeter totter, and rocks back and forth, like the denture palate is too pointy. almost like if I could warm the denture palate up, make it pliable, and reinsert the denture back into my mouth, i could some how "flatten it out" perfectly w/ my tongue, allowing the denture palate to conform to my own palate.
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Did you describe these problems to your dentist? What was your dentist's response?
It sounds to me like your denture needs serious modification/adjustment. A soft reline (in which a rubbery material is placed inside the denture to cause the denture to conform better to the contours of your gums and palate) would help a great deal. Because I don't have "snaps", I don't know whether the soft reline process is complicated by the "snaps" (as in, perhaps, the "snaps" needing to be re-inserted in the denture).
You need to go back to your dentist immediately and insist that your dentist fix these problems. You might want to inquire why your dentist did not do so during your checkup today.
Hang in there. Your problems can be solved.
Oh you took the words right out of my mouth!!!! I just got dentures on the top. The bottom I have 6 front teeth. I am waiting on the partial. Until then I've been told that the upper denture will need adhesive and it is normal for it to push upward and down. My dentist said after the bottom partial comes in he'll make a wax mold and send it out for a relignment. He says it takes one day. Anyway, I've been told I have a few weeks until that happens. Right now I'm on day 15 with upper dentures and not being able to eat anything because of only having teeth in the front on the bottom. Your dentist could adjust it only so it don't hurt. But until things heal there isn't much more to be done. And I know what you mean by flattening it out with your tongue. I'm glad I"m not alone in this. I'm miserable and frustrated. AND I CANNOT STAND THE ADHESIVE!! Keep me posted as to how you make out !!!!!