Hi, I've had top and bottom dentures for about 10 weeks now. I have no problems with my uppers but my bottom dentures just won't stay put. I've used different brands of adhesive ( Fixodent, Poligrip) but it dosen't help. Is anyone on this site having the same problems and what have you used that works better than others. Thank you.
5. Reply to Bottom dentures by Carmela
Posted: August 31, 2012 3:57 pm
Hi Carmela, I'm Kevin. I am helping Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager, while she is out on vacation. I do have some information that I hope you find valueable. I'm sure it's frustrating when your lower denture doesn't stay in place. The amount of time it takes to get used to a lower denture varies from person to person. A lower denture is more difficult to get used to, as there is no suction to hold it in place like there is for an upper denture. If you had your extractions done the same time you got your lower plate, your gums are still in the process of healing. As you heal, your gums are shrinking, and adjustments and/or relines will help provide a better fit.
Also, as your mouth gets used to wearing a lower denture, the muscles of your lips, cheeks and tongue will learn to hold your lower denture in place. Applying a denture adhesive when your dentist says it's okay to will help. Hot liquids such as coffee, tea and soup can loosen denture adhesive, as can excessive saliva, which is common after the placement of dentures. Don't lose heart, with time and patience I think you'll become more comfortable with your lower denture.
Post again to let us know how it's going!
4. Reply to Bottom dentures by Missygalle
Posted: August 30, 2012 5:02 pm
Hi, no I do not have a liner yet, my dentist said sometime around December. Don't know if its right, what is the usual waiting time before you get liners put in?
3. Reply to Bottom dentures by Carmela
Posted: August 25, 2012 8:29 pm
I've had mine for 2 weeks and mine are sooo loose. I hate it. The dentist said something about putting in a rubber liner in around the middle of Sept. Do you have that?
2. Reply to Bottom dentures by Carmela
Posted: August 21, 2012 7:30 pm
Adhesives are not always the answer. Since your dentures are fairly new make sure the you have the dentist check the fit and make sure it is proper. Also, you need to train your mouth muscles to help hold the lower in. I know easier said than done. It is all a matter of practicing. Try wearing it without adhesive and get your mouth muscles used to it. ALso keep in mind with adhesives less does a better job than more. The real key is making sure to keep up with adjustments and relines.
1. Reply to Bottom dentures by Carmela
Posted: August 15, 2012 1:20 pm
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager, and I know you've been struggling with this for awhile. It must be extremely frustrating when your lower teeth come loose. It takes a lot of time to get used to a lower denture, although the actual length of time varies from person to person. Please try not to feel discouraged. I've heard it can take 4-5 times longer to get used to a lower denture compared to an upper denture. I'd like to send you something via postal mail to help with the adjustment process. Would you mind sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address?
Members of the message board, please share your experiences adjusting to lower dentures. Carmela would love to hear your feedback and advice.