Hi out there. I just recently got a full upper denture and have been having problems. I have been researching, reading blogs and boards, and doing my best to cope with the initial healing and an improperly fitting immediate denture. My dentist has not been sympathetic or understanding and basically tells me I just have to deal with it. The sides of my denture were made as though my mold was made with cotton rolls placed between my teeth and cheeks. This is causing my cheeks to be sore, my face to look unnatural, and pain. I shared this with my dentist just yesterday and he told me he was putting soft reline material in there but wasn't going to do anything else. The soft reline material did not alleviate the too wide sides at the back and this causes my face, muscles, and cheeks to have soreness and pain. He refuses to send them back to the lab to be remade. Also, the teeth and gums do not look realistic, as the "gums" look gray when they are in my mouth and not pink like they should when they are out. Does anyone know anything about that? Also, because of the bulging sides, when I smile you can also see those unnatural bulging sides at the back of my mouth and even my little girl said that it did not look natural. I realize that I am only two weeks into this, but I am very disappointed with my denture and my dentist. I do not have dental insurance and my family helped me to get these which cost 800.00 just for the immediate denture.
I have also struggled with the gagging problem and eating food of any kind with this denture in is a joke. I get choked because I have a tiny mouth and with this big thing on the roof of my mouth taking up so much space, I have little room to swallow. Arrgg....
I would really like to find some new online friends who are going through the same or similiar situation. Support is always helpful and makes a big difference.
Looking forward to discussing!