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1.1K Points

Tue, May 23, 2017 12:10 AM

Ok I havent complained in awhile.

I keep thinking it will get better. I had all teeth pulled last April of 2016. Got my permanent dentures in October 2016. Been to the dentist a few times for them to adjust or whatever. I still cant really eat.  Easter came and I couldn't chew the ham ( I love ham). Family wedding came, couldn't eat the chicken. Thank goodness they had mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. I'm getting so tired of this. A couple times he mentioned implants but that's not even really an option unless I win the lottery. I use either secure or polygrip...they hold pretty good for at least one mean. No problems really with the top but the bottoms come loose now and then. But why cant I chew food? I cant hardly bite into a cookie, or a piece of toast? This is getting really old. Im beyond frustrated. I regret getting them pulled. I should of went and got a second opinion and spent may thousands of dollars and had them fixed. I don't know. I see my parents who  have had dentures for over 50 years eat anything and pretty much everything. And theirs are old. You would think newer dentures would work better!  Any suggestions for what I can do? I want to bite into a cheeseburger, a piece of pizza! I am so sick of pasta, eggs and soft like foods.HELP!!!

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3 Messages

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144 Points

3 years ago

I am the same way I can't eat anything and I go back in a couple weeks for permanent and the lower has two implants....Just don't know. Hoping I can eat anything even pudding would be a plus.

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662 Points

3 years ago

Try SECURE. I've never seen it in a store, so I buy it through Amazon. It really holds. I eat pizza, toasted bagels, and many other difficult to eat items. You might feel a little tingling/burning when you first use it, just for a few seconds, but that goes away. The difference with SECURE is that it is not water soluble like all the other brands so it doesn't loosen easily. If you put on a bunch, you'll be sleeping in your dentures!

9 Messages

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524 Points

3 years ago

I got minethe same time as you and there is nothing I cant eat even beef jerky.I use fixodent plus works to good actually. I cant get them out till the second day. I only take mine out long enough to clean them. I use that 3 1/2 min.cleaner and I nuke my water for 8 secs. soak them for about 15 or 20 mins. take them out still warm rinse them dry them and glue them in. I even sleep with them in. I feel naked without them. I even knocked out 2 teeth 1 time on mixed nuts and one time eating beef ribs.

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1.1K Points

Jack I am so jealous of you! I've tried every adhesive there is. I put so much on. But as soon as I bite into something the bottoms come loose. And it seems I can't chew things. Like they're not sharp enough or something. I font know. All I do know is I'm hungry for a big juicy cheeseburger or pizza or steak! So happy for you though.

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11.5K Points

Push the Burger up and into the upper to assist with biting it off?

DenSureFit is the REAL DEAL and works in my lower even though they say it is for uppers only.  IDK?  Might be worth a try?  Cushion Correct is cheaper and plays well with Secure for me.  We're all different though.  Keep trying stuff.  Something has to work eventually.

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4.9K Points

I'm sure everyone is sick of hearing me say this, but, take teeth out and eat whatever you want...at home...not like a wedding or something...im eating a chicken parmesan sub right now...at home. Ya gotta eat. I have to tear some small sizes off, but this is sooooooo good.

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524 Points

I never try to completely bite through anything I bite partially through tear off and chew with back of my mouth try that and it will take a little practice but let me know if that helps at all

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94 Points

Omg im so jealous. Ive tried fixoodent doesn't work that well for me.

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5.9K Points

3 years ago

You could try the secure strips for the bottoms. I use them and they do help.

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8.7K Points

3 years ago

Hey Jack you are not making us feel good.  Did you just join our blog.  You sound like u r very happy and sounds like your really loving your denture life, well guess what we don't.  So next time when you wont be so lucky maybe then u can relate to our horror show that we live with everyday.  Read some of the other posts.  Just saying.

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662 Points

Joan, be nice. We all hav different experiences. Im happy for those that worked out well. My did not, evidently, urs did not either. All ee can do is accept ALL INFO & APPLY TO OUR OWN SITUATION. Some may help, some may make us damn jealous, but knowledge is still helpful. Im 2 wks 26 E, top mold temp does not come close to fitting. Bottom, had to do lots of new reconstruction, still open n not healing, cant put bottoms in at all. So plz, we r all out there, one way or another. Be kind. Forgiv spell errors, im not going back to correct.

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8.7K Points

Jack I am really getting scolded for not being nice.  I am sorry if I came off to strong.  We all suffer one way or another with dentures.  I should be more positive just having a hard time and spent so much money like all of us.  BTW I use SECURE so far it will hold bottom until I drink or eat so In saying that enjoy all the foods you can.
Joan

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662 Points

My apologies Joan for being a *&it. We all do suffer, just diffetently. I wish I had a choice for this painful adventure. But mine was a life or death SITUATION, there was no choice. So, Jack & all, sonetimes, just back off n be nice. I wish n pray US ALL POSITIVE RESULTS!!

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4.9K Points

Ouch

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14.2K Points

A positive comment is nice to hear once in a while

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524 Points

3 years ago

I'm sorry didnt mean to offend anybody. I'm not loving dentures just making the best of a bad situation. I was just hoping my way may also work for somebody else.

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70 Points

This is my first comment. I felt I had to get immediate dentures for my sanity. I’m 43, have full blown osteoporosis, have osteonecrosis and when I had another tooth break, the day I was going to get my next implant I lost it. Didn’t even know about immediate dentures but haven’t been having the greatest luck with them, but we all heal and deal differently. I am commenting because I was GLAD to see your post. I’ve been reading for quite a few weeks because I think I misunderstood “immediate dentures”. What I have now have no definition to the teeth, not happy with the color and was never asked about it. So I asked at my last “soft line” what happens at the “hard re-line” which is my last appt in November. She said they use the same teeth to make a new denture? If dentures are this hard, how does anyone live with them? I’ve seen people post pictures of their immediate vs. permanent but I’m still terrified that what I have now is what I’ll have permanently? I just haven’t said a word, or complained or went to the dentist when it hurts to bad to eat. I’ve used poligrip powder and works ok but have been getting nauseated lately.
So for the purpose of this rant, I do thank you for being able to read this post. It does give me reason
To believe there are positive outcomes and not every one is miserable. That it is possible to live and eat happily with dentures. Some of us may just need to move on and have them made somewhere else. So thank you! I actually have hope for the first time since starting this journey!

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11.5K Points

3 years ago

I believe Jack's post was meant to give those struggling HOPE that eating is possible for most people with dentures.
I'm sorry if this is just a Thread to vent your negative denture experience.
Perhaps you will feel better after venting?  Probably not?

The reality is that if you have ill-fitting dentures or problems with chewing or speech, please realize that there is limited information herein that will assist you in a finding a solution.

These board are filled with both Good and Bad Denture Experiences and may great tips.  

If your experience exceeds the limitations of this (or other) online forum, you have two choices:

(1)  Continue to wallow in self pity and do nothing (assuming you have tried all the suggestions herein.)

(2)  Be proactive and take responsibility for your problems/issues and see a dental professional that is able to assist you.  Something is obviously wrong if you find yourself in the position of having unusable dentures.  YOU PAID FOR DENTURES THAT WOULD FUNCTION PROPERLY.  Demand realistic results from your Dental Professional.

IMHO

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3.8K Points

3 years ago

All: I believe Ted is correct, and I believe Jack was just trying to share a positive experience. Each of us knows getting dentures is a tough assignment under the best of circumstances, and each of us knows that it's vastly more difficult for some than for others. Nevertheless, if this blog is to be effective for those who are anticipating this journey, we must share the belief that it doesn't cost anything extra to be optimistic. There's no guarantee that everyone's outcome is going to be perfect, and to suggest that it's going to be easy is to mislead.

A philosopher once said, "It's true if you think it is." If I have faith in a positive outcome, I believe that increases the likelihood that it will occur. This is true, I believe, in all matters related to health care, and those who enter any medical procedure with a positive outlook stand a better chance of realizing their goals than those who do not.

I further believe our task on here is to reassure those who are faced with the same challenges each of us is facing, and that the decision they've made represents an especially good bet on their future health, even if it doesn't go perfectly for them. Support means providing reassurance both before and after the placement of the dentures, providing worthwhile advice throughout each individual's experience and offering the best solutions we've found when something doesn't go as well as we would have wished.

Second guessing yourself on matters as serious as getting dentures probably does no one any good. First of all, it's too late anyway for most of us. Second of all, no dentist worth knowing would recommend removing all of our teeth if there was any reasonable alternative. Having doubts about the decision to go to dentures is understandable, but it requires a sincere commitment to seeing it through to the end, and there is little room for second thoughts.

Finally, this forum has been a tremendous help to me, and I greatly appreciate the thoughts of those who have shared their comments - both positive and negative - here. However, I think the principle task of this forum should be to provide the kind of support and reassurance each of us needs to get through a difficult time with the help of others who have been there. Joseph

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3.6K Points

3 years ago

"But why cant I chew food? I" what happens when u try? You say they only come loose occasionally so what else is going on? I agree witn Ted you PAID for a FUNCTIONAL product. If u bought a new car and it didnt work you'd get it changed or fixed by the seller so it did work. Dentists are law unto themselves seems to me, the only profession where they feel able to sell you cr+p and shrug their shoulders. There are mini implants you coild try too, they are cheaper than full implants but you'd have to shell out for more dentures to fit them I guess.

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4.9K Points

3 years ago

I can't chew food because of the way my teeth come together. I'm same. Uppers are ok but hit bottoms. If I take bottoms out (well they are always out because they do not fit) the uppers hit lower gums and can't eat. It has been a year for me too. And I couldn't afford permanents but just as well because they told me that my dentures will never fit. I told them I spent all I had on these. I'm going to go around to dentists that have free consultation and just see if they can fix them. But, what they say and do may be 2 different things I'm glad I got them. I wasn't a candidate for implants. But, that is why I cannot eat, because the teeth do not come together right. And they didn't even tell me to come in for religns and checks. So I wonder did they make mistake and are avoiding me or they got paid so don't care? Anyhow, I can't eat in public. Or even around family...i go to restaurants and just have coffee or sofa, then get my stuff to go. What dentist office suggested was seeing a specialist to build up bone for implants or just try to make new....but I have to pay. They charge for relines too. Some have said that they didn't have to pay. I've never had a hard religns. They make it sound like my fault. So I've been putting off going back. But...i don't know why. They tell me I'm not working with them (the teeth) and it will take time. Has added alot to my depression. I wish you well. In my mind I'm going to going and just put foot down. They are good at the beginning to say we will get these working...and right at end....ill need new ones made.

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3.6K Points

I'd get some more opinions.. you can often get a first appt free. Try a a prosthodontist, and / or a denturist..