Hi, time to vent so i apologize in advance. My bottom dentures just won't stay on, they come loose just by drinking water, my dentist said "that happends with bottom dentures". I use Fixodent food seal and no matter what i eat they come loose immediatley and gobs of food gets under them, has anyone else experienced this problem and if so what did you do about it. My next appointment is on Thursday, any advice on what I should tell my dentist? This is very upsetting, the thought of eating gets me upset I already lost 10 pounds and I'm one that dosen't need to lose weight.
5. Reply to Problems with bottom dentures by Snuglt2
Posted: July 5, 2012 11:06 am
I'm sorry for not repying sooner. I didn't see your message until today, but I understand how disheartening this must be. While lower dentures are naturally more difficult to hold in place than uppers, you shouldn't have to live with this much difficulty eating. You may want to schedule a follow-up visit with your dentist. It could be that an adjustment or a reline will provide a better fit.
Having said that, Fixodent has been thoroughly evaluated to ensure it's safe when used as directed. We wouldn't expect gagging or choking, so we'd like to gather more details about your experience. When you get a chance, please give us a call at 1-800-214-8871. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm Eastern time. When calling, please let the representative know you spoke with Karen on DentureLiving.com.
Thanks for reaching out. Let me know if I can help further.
3. Reply to Problems with bottom dentures by Karen @ Fixodent
Posted: June 27, 2012 6:47 pm
I'm sorry Karen but I got my dentures last July and I HATE them. I also can't get my bottom's to stay in. I usually wait til I am on my way to work to apply my Fixodent as that way it's a 30 min ride with nothing to eat or drink. I can't eat anything that you have to chew. A hamburger, steak, out of the question. I can't even bite into a nectrine that is ripe. I have people that went to the "cheap" place and they came into work the same day that they got their teeth and ate corn curls of all things!! I spent good money and researched the dentist and wish I had my rotten old teeth back. Not a day goes by that I don't regret it. Also Fixodent makes me gag and choke and that is with putting the amount called for.
2. Reply to Problems with bottom dentures by Carmela
Posted: June 15, 2012 4:00 pm
bottom plate floats. I did fine for 30 yrs. then lost 65lbs and can't get them to settle in been relined now looking into implants(two studs hold the bottom plate down)
1. Reply to Problems with bottom dentures by Carmela
Posted: June 11, 2012 12:57 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. You don't need to apologize. I know this is frustrating, and insight from others is so helpful. Feel free to post anytime you need advice or when you just need to vent.
I'm sorry your lower denture becomes loose so quickly. Fixodent is designed to hold for 12 hours. However, hot liquids such as soup, coffee and tea can loosen denture adhesive, as can the flow of saliva, which is often increased when dentures are first placed. I believe it was the beginning of the month when you had your extractions done, so I expect your gums are still healing. As they heal, swelling goes down, which can cause loose dentures. A lower denture is naturally more difficult to hold in place than an upper denture, but please don't lose heart - it will get better. As your gums heal, your dentist will continue to make adjustments to your dentures for improved fit, and time will allow the muscles of your mouth to learn to hold your lower denture in place.
I'd like to follow-up with you via postal mail. Would you mind sending me an email with your name & address? Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your username in your message. Thanks!