I am so happy to have found this site!!! Like many of you it has confirmed that "I am not alone"! I had 8 teeth pulled on top back in September and still have 8 natural bottom teeth. I refused to leave the dentist's office with no teeth so my upper plate was already made. This was not a smart move! Obviously, the denture was not going to fit after my teeth were pulled and healed. I found out that my insurance would only pay for one set and if I needed another plate I would have to pay for it. When I went back to the dentist she took out my plate and then couldn't get it back in. She didn't like the way it fit and made some adjustments. I continued to have problems and finally after a couple of months she took more impressions and made me another plate at no charge! Bless her heart. After several more adjustments on the 2nd plate she threw in the towel!! Apparently my gums were still changing and healing even after 5 mos. I resigned myself to the fact that this was the way it was going to be and I was going to have to use a lot of adhesive. I hated using the adhesive and I tried many different kinds. It was messy and gagged me and I had trouble getting it all out of my mouth. After talking to so many people that had dentures I didn't expect to have to use adhesives. Their plates all fit with just a "pop" in the mouth! And they never took them out except to clean them. This is what I expected of my new upper plate!! So much for "expectations"! After 7 mos. I still do not have a plate that fits and I do not use the adhesives. My choice! I have gotten somewhat used to the plate but I to feel like I am "all teeth". My upper lip has disappeared and I feel like I look like Ma Kettle!! Of course my family says I look fine. I wear the plate all the time because I am more uncomfortable with out it and my bottom teeth dig into my upper gums. My bottom teeth keep my upper plate from falling out and I have sworn that I will never have my remaining bottom teeth extracted no matter how decade they get. I have medical problems, one of which caused my teeth and all previous dental work to fall out. The fact that I can't eat with my plate in I have to "gum" all of my food and find myself swallowing bites of food whole. Which is not good for my health problems. I have lost about 20 lbs and can not eat a lot of the foods I used to enjoy--so I go without! I am on a fixed income and can not afford another plate. I have not given up hope though! I have been doing some research and have found some dental clinics and dentists that may be able to help me inexpensively. The plate may not be the best but it will be better than what I have now!! I empathize with all of you.