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11.3K Points

Thu, May 9, 2019 3:48 PM

Why did my adhesive stop working??

So I’m confused, and figure this question is worth a new post.
As my upper got a little loose, I started to add a little fixodent just on the top pallet part. It worked great. Wasn’t sure if I was going to get it out that night. Yesterday and this morning, it seems to be setting up different. It gets kinda squishy. If I take it out, it looks like it’s squished into a little ring on the denture and most is on the roof of my mouth. Can’t think of anything i did different. Put it it, held it up. Didn’t eat or drink right away. But now I’m getting different results. What could be causing this?

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3 Messages

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140 Points

a year ago

I don't even bother with denture paste anymore I found that it's messy and does not set up or work quite as well for me. I have opted to use the powders. I feel like they have a much stronger seal and bond.

719 Messages

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11.3K Points

My extraction sites aren’t healed completely. Not sure if I can use powder yet. What do you think?

6 Messages

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170 Points

Powder is best while healing, I had to call the dentist and ask about the powder after like the first week and they said yes. The paste for me felt like it was sucking too hard on my gums. If you have it sticking to the roof of your mouth. If I remember correctly because it’s been years now. If you use paste, your denture has to be dry but your mouth has to be wet. The powder is opposite, I have to use warm water over the powder. It chunks up instead of turning into a light paste like at the dentist. No clue why. A lot of aggravation but it will get better

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11.3K Points

Powder seems to be working well. Put it on at 7 am and took them out at midnight. Can’t complain about that.

146 Messages

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3.5K Points

a year ago

For me it is trial and error. Every day is different. It is a given that our mouths are changing daily. I try to apply the goop the same way every day. Some days it works. The denture goes in well, is in a good position and stays put. Other days, I feel like the denture is off just slightly. Either the positioning is wrong or I used too much goop and it is making the denture feel to tight in places. I use eith Fixodent Ultra or Secure. 

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11.3K Points

a year ago

For me it doesn’t feel tight anywhere. The first time I used it it felt glued in. The last two days it feels like is squishing around and not holding tight anywhere

146 Messages

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3.5K Points

a year ago

The denture fit can change overnight. Happened to me. One day it fit; the next day it was falling out. Check with your dentist. You may need a reline. ....I waited until I got the all clear before putting any kind of goop over the extraction site.

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11.3K Points

Thank you. First of all, I love that you call it goop. Makes me smile every time I read it!

I’m 1 full week with dentures today!! My guess is that things are just changing and I probably need a reline. I am going to ask for one next Thursday when I’m scheduled back. Unless they get any looser than they are now. Which does seem likely. I just noticed how much I’ve healed in the last few days.

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320 Points

Call your dentist for an adjustment or a soft liner, I am still in my immediate denture, but will be getting my permanent denture in a few months, I use the powder which holds great and I even made my upper into a semi horse shoe and the powder holds it all day with no issues, I keep a soft liner but I do that myself I dont like to go back and forth to my dentist.

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11.3K Points

My dentist is hard to get into after I paid and had all this done. I had an adjustment on my bottom partial two days ago. Still can’t even put it in. It actually cuts my gums and tongue before I can walk out of the bathroom. Digs in every time I swallow. The top has been ok. Just loosening as to be expected. I hope they are willing to reline. I’m supposed to be able to reline as often as necessary, but so far they have rushed me out and told me to get used to it. I have large, easily visible, ulcers and cuts all over my lower gums. Seems like it would be easy for them to do something. As of now my partial is useless

146 Messages

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3.5K Points

Charlie Brown, It was on day 8 when mine suddenly got very loose and I needed my first reline.

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3.5K Points

Insist on appointment.

292 Messages

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7.2K Points

a year ago

Make sure your denture is dry.
Denture adhesive sucks...I hate all of them, I use cushion grip, but by day 3 I kneed to use a little adhesive. (Fixodent ultra)

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It was dry. Now it feels wet and the adhesive feels like mush

6 Messages

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170 Points

That happens to me, feels like your using a sponge to chew. It’s annoying. It’s something that will stop over time but only if they fit properly. The first few months or at least until I got the permanents was so much pain and aggravation. It does get better

14 Messages

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448 Points

a year ago

I try to have my mouth as dry as possible before putting in the dentures, also have the dentures as dry as possibly before putting on adhesive.  I use a paper towel to dry my mouth and tilt my head back before putting in dentures to prevent saliva in my mouth from re-wetting my gums.

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11.3K Points

Trying powder. So far so good. I just really need a reline o think

6 Messages

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130 Points

a year ago

Hi Charlie,
Sounds to me like you should see your dentist and ask if he thinks you could do with a reline.  Adhesives are OK to use on a denture that needs a reline only until you see your dentist. I've read in a number of places if you use too much of the paste it's worse than using none.  I made that mistake the first time I used it, goop EVERYWHERE! Horrible mess!  I've heard if you use one line of paste on each side a small one in the front and one down the middle of the upper that it works well, they say to apply a thin amount in a horseshoe shape on the lower.  This hasn't worked for me at all.  If you have a well-fitting appliance and you can't get it to stay in for physical reasons (which is what I am facing now, $2,000.00 on new plates only to be told I have such a small ridge I will need to use adhesive for the rest of my life as I do not qualify for implants, just not enough bone.  My dentist is wonderful and my family has been seeing him for a long time. My fear of dentists goes back to having dental work done in a small town in rural Ireland when I was young & the dentist still used a drill he operated by way of a pedal under the table.  I never knew to be more afraid of being hit by his knee of being got by the drill.  I'm almost 60 but I have carried this fear with me my entire life and as a result, wound up with dentures in my 40's.  He is a very kind man but I do not know if the denture was made right since the top of the denture is almost flat, but I can glue it in, it is the lower which is more of a joke as I have found NOTHING that works to keep it in.  There are so many products out there & I'm going to ask around about a product called DenSureFit.  I don't know if my lower has too shallow of a ridge canal.
I'm sharing this because I found out the hard way what wearing a bad fitting denture which needs a reline and using adhesives to get buy can cause extensive loss of bone from all the shifting around.  I don't know what to do in my situation at this point but I think I'll try the powders.  I don't know why my dentist recommended I use the paste because I've tried a couple of brands and they're all alike. I have gotten this stuff called cushion grip which I am going to try but I've heard it's hard to use. 
Good luck and let us know how you make out.  Thanks all for the ear, I know I'm rambling but I've been so upset about this after getting my plates 2 weeks ago and they're practically useless.
God Bless,
Margie

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11.3K Points

Ramble anytime. It helps sometimes

6 Messages

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170 Points

I feel ya! I know my family and friends are probably tired of hearing me complain about my mouth so yes please ramble anytime because we get it! Powder gives me way more cushion than paste. I use powder until they heal so well that I could rip them out without worrying about the holes then I switched to paste. Now that I’v gotten the bottom teeth done it seems like it’s causing my uppers to suddenly start making sores! Ugh! I know it’ll be fine but it’s so frustrating and painful for a while