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266 Points

Sat, Sep 23, 2017 8:42 PM

New dentures too big, what to do?

I went to affordable dentures,they pulled all my teeth, gave me HUGE horse teeth and I cannot even close my mouth properly and speak properly. I went for the procedure Tuesday, I ended up calling them Thurs because I was in so much pain, and having so much trouble, so they lined them, I never even had a chance to discuss with the Dr about the size, I haven't had them in since because they are so huge and uncomfortable.So now I have mouth sores, ulcerations, and no teeth. I am planning on calling them Monday (another day off work :( ) and asking them to remake the whole set. I have been reading that they have refused to do this. What is the best approach to take to get done what I need done? I went to them because 2 girls I knew did, and they have nice "normal" looking teeth, while I look like a buck toothed monkey...what if they refuse to remake them? How am I supposed to go to work with no teeth and in pain? It is vital that I can speak properly on my job, and I can't even get the dentures in after the lining. Not to mention the chemical gave me a huge headache. HELP!!!???

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8.7K Points

3 years ago

DEMAND that they give you a set of dentures that fit.  Call better business bureau see if other complaints were registered about this dentist.  Small claims court.  I would not let them get away with this.  Horse teeth is what they use to use many years ago.  I have never heard of discussing the size of denture teeth.  Anyone???

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74 Points

Yes there are different size teeth. Did they do an impression before they pulled your teeth? If they did they should fit fairly descent. Ask them if maybe they gave you the wrong ones. They will probably never admit it even if they did.

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266 Points

3 years ago

I guess I have no choice but to hope that they make this right. I saw the Dentists face when she saw them before she put them in, she looked actually startled. I cannot see how they could line them when it is obvious that they are not right? I will call monday, I HAVE to be back to work by wednesday...I just hope the heck they do right. will update after I speak to them mon morning. Thank you for your reply..

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3.3K Points

3 years ago

I hope you get this taken care of. I used AD in my town and could not be more pleased. Do not settle for poorly fitted dentures.

When you speak with them be calm and matter of fact. Look them in the eye and ask them if they honestly think these are the right size for you then show them why they aren't.

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266 Points

3 years ago

I stayed calm, and all that...they saw me this am, i was told that "I" was the reason she was going to change her policy about people with "my" kind of insurance...she was seemingly angry, then toned it down a bit later, saying my concerns were valid. they are remaking the top. not the bottom. I am hopeful, but I am also dreading it. I go back in about 45 minutes for a wax impression. I told her AND her tech that even this early my mouth should not be unnaturally stretched open. a major problem for me is the soft liner in the bottom, they say i can't use adhesive with soft liners. they won't stay put though. wth...im very frustrated with this whole thing. I guess I will have to deal with it the best I can until I figure out other options.

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3.3K Points

Oh my. I am so sorry you are dealing with this. When you say soft liner, I'm not sure I'm understanding. I had my first soft reline done 5 weeks after getting my extractions. I use adhesive with it, no problems.

Don't let their attitude get you down. You are their consumer and you have paid for a service that they should be providing. It's on them that you are not happy, it's their bad workmanship that caused the problem. Not you.

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266 Points

yes, soft reline...they did it 3 days after... is it better to use the powder adhesive? I am very unhappy with the place. And I am not expecting much. To talk down to me when there is an obvious issue. I don't know. nothing else to do right now. thank you for your kind responses.

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3.3K Points

I like the powder as well. You might need to try different adhesives to find the one YOU like.

Just keep doing what your doing knowing that even though they might be rude you are in the right.

Do you have someone you can take with you for support? That would stand up for you?

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266 Points

Well it is already done, I feel like i have just been a nuisance. Dentist told me"everybody" had this problem, but my thoughts are that if they took the time to do it decently to begin with "everybody" wouldn't have this issue. they are smaller but not by much. still too big. I am going to set up an appt with another place and see what they have to say, and if my suspicions are correct, I will go armed with this information. a miserable experience all together...and i have no one to go with me. she said they needed to be 2mm shorter, but they couldn't do it.. how about not giving the largest horse teeth? that would have made all the difference.
I will also complain to my insurance company...and make sure I write a review of my experience there.

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130 Points

Oh Dear Lord I'm experiencing the same thing ...since my gums have healed they won't even stay in my mouth, they drop right out. I'm going get my sister to go with me ..they will wish they did them right ...she is pretty wealthy & has a lawyer on retainer ...Were these your healing dentures or your permanent ones ?

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8.7K Points

3 years ago

Just get your dentures and run.  Look for a DENTURIST they make the actual dentures not the DENTIST.  

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84 Points

Hi I just joined this forum.I have been a denture wearer for about 20 years now.I have had 2 sets of dentures in all these years.The first set I got from Afforable Dentures when I had 22 teeth pulled and got the Immediate economy set and they were way to big for my mouth also.The second pair I had made I actually love but they are 9 years old and to big since my gums have shrunk a whole lot so I have been to 2 different denture places and the first dentist made them like horse teeth and I literally had to start the process of taking him to civil court and he finally gave me my 1700.00 back.Then I called all over the area where I live and explained my problem and thought I had found a good place but no I now have an upper plate I paid almost 1800.00 for just sitting in a denture cup full of water .My biggest problem now also is every place I go they try to force their trays in my mouth and actually split the corners of my mouth .It seems that all of the sudden I have an extremely small mouth opening and no one has small enough trays to fit so they can get a good impression of my gums.Im praying someone could help me PLEASE IM GETTING DESPERATE AND DEPRESSED.

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130 Points

Did they ever make them right ?

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100 Points

My temporary partials are the same way from all about smiles they are to big for my mouth and fall out of place constantly. This is because they took impressions while I still had teeth so of course they feel big after healing I have high hopes for my permanent ones. Don't take their crap we have to advocate for ourselves or the Dr. And or dentist will take advantage. If it doesn't fit right and is causing pain and ulcerations than something needs to be done to correct it. I got mine fixed and now they fit right will upload image of my temps after being fixed

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80 Points

Yours are gorgeous! I went to all about smiles and mine are HUGE and just so unnatural. The dentist wouldn't let me tell him they were wrong when I saw them for the first try in, when they were wax. He made me feel like I didn't know my own face/mouth/smile. So now I'm stuck with dentures I can't stand. My lips are tearing and my webs are both irritated. I was so scared of this. I'm so frustrated and all I do is cry. I'm calling tomorrow to see if they will adjust them. But I don't have the money to pay for the adjustments. I give up.

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3.2K Points

denture teeth come in many sizes/shapes/colors-YOU should have a say-and if it's not o.k. in wax and the 'so called professional' doesn't know what to do-they ACT like it's your fault-if it's sucks in wax-that's what you're going to get-if they won't work with you-get your money back and keep looking-it's not easy but never give up.

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90 Points

2 years ago

I had the exact same thing happened to me

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90 Points

2 years ago

I had the exact same thing happened to me

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90 Points

a year ago

I had a new bottom plate made there, sitting in water in my bathroom, I refuse to wear them. The teeth are huge.

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3.2K Points

take them back-get your money back and go someplace else

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80 Points

I know this post is from awhile ago , but I just went through a similar thing . I had perms made and paid 2, 400 for them . I had my wax try ins and they looked great so they went ahead and made the teeth . I go to pick them up and omg I almost died they were nothing like they were suppose to be , they were horse teeth with big gaps in them . I let them know how unhappy I was and even the tech was shocked . I thought maybe they gave me someone else's teeth . so they tried filling in the gaps and fixing them alittle and told me to take them home try them for 3 days and if I can't live with them they will make me new one . I lasted 2 days went back and had new ones made that I really like , but they feel a lot thinner than the other ones, but I really do like them .

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80 Points

My 4 yr old grandson took my lower plates out of cleaning solution and lost them.  I went for new ones.   The wax impression seemed so big around the gum area.   They said  the permanent  one would not  be like  that .  They came in and they are so much bigger around gums.   The teeth themselves look good but it is the gum area.  They hurt,cannot chew and got several small sores from trying to wear  them.  I have not  been able to wear them because I'm letting sores heal.  I returned to try again and I just feel that they hit so hard when  trying to chew and then more sores occur.  How do I explain this to dentist as she seemed irritated when I first thought they were to big for my mouth.

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25.4K Points

Hi Nancy. When you say they "hit so hard" when trying to chew do you mean if feels like they're hitting your nose inside your mouth on the upper front?

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3.2K Points

nancy-sounds like you need a reline-those sores have to heal first though-they 'can' have you put it in-they put this white paste like stuff they put on the inside of denture  and see where it's hitting in your mouth and for the teeth-it they're not occluding-they have you bite down and put a carbon like paper between the teeth so they can grind a little off teeth too-wherever it's hitting HARD-dentists ALWAYS get irritated because most don't know what to do-they count on the lab to 'get it right'....keep us posted