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53709-MMac 25 Jan 2013 3:15pm #301
offline majorminor

Member since 19 Sep 2010

Member from Napier

Posts: 1654

While waiting you might want to read this story on dentistry.

Blank 10 Apr 2014 10:22pm #302
offline redb84450

Member since 10 Apr 2014

Member from Invercargill

Posts: 4

Hi just new to this site ,would like some advice or hear from others who have dentures.I have just a week ago had all my teeth extracted and had immediate dentures put in straight away. My dentures cost $1200,and teeth extraction and being put to sleep was $300 ,I think this is quite cheapand was happy with the cost. Ihave been back twice to get a bit shaved of the top plate as had a couple sore spots,and am still eating soft foods,but have been trying to eat more firmer food like bananas or toast but ever time I try to apply some pressure to bite down the top plate keeps falling loose,even though it seems quite firm in my mouth and seems to have good suction,could someone please tell me if they have or had this problem,my bottom plate is quite loose,and moves a lot,i know it takes time ,as it only been about 7 days,i don't have a reline until 3 months .confused

52145-images 13 Apr 2014 4:54pm #303
offline melsy

Member since 28 Jul 2010

Member from Auckland

Posts: 984

redb84450
Welcome to this site.
I really feel for you as I went through the same thing, five years ago and still not happy.
I only had top teeth removed and already have had five relines.
Have you tried Polident, this can help.
Seven days is early days so hopefully things will get better.
I have a good friend who had all her teeth out many years ago and still reckons she can eat a steak better without her teeth? There are many positive stories out there and is just a matter of time to adjust.
Wishing you all the best

Blank 14 Apr 2014 8:14pm #304
offline redb84450

Member since 10 Apr 2014

Member from Invercargill

Posts: 4

Thanks Melsy,yes as of yesterday I have started to use Fixodent,which seems to work and help,as was returning to work today,and wanted to make sure that while eating my lunch etc at work,that I didn't have my bottom teeth rattling around in front of my co-workers.It worked an was able to eat without the teeth moving,although it was canned rice and yogurt,which im still on soft diet.It been 12 days now,still waiting on some of stitches to disappear. Still not able to bite down ,tried on a banana today .,but wasn't the best. I don't have pain any more ,just when I try to bite like a banana,it sore,hopefully in another couple weeks I will have improved,thanks Melsy for your replywink

52145-images 16 Apr 2014 5:44pm #305
offline melsy

Member since 28 Jul 2010

Member from Auckland

Posts: 984

Hi redb84450
Start to get so sick of mushy foods and soups, I know I did.
I hope things improve for you.
Oh, how nice to be able to afford implants, just like the many stars with the big white smile. Two thousand plus a tooth, I don't think so!
Best wishes

84027-Pigduck 22 Apr 2014 5:16pm #306
offline Kiwiana59

Member since 16 Feb 2014

Member from

Posts: 4

I got mine out 12 weeks ago and still have my temporary top denture, like you. Mine was done in the USA with one of those firms that do dentures only. I have had 4 relines already and really need one now, but I am currently visiting home here in NZ. I read online that the best way to keep dentures stable when eating is to put food on both sides of your mouth. I also find that when talking for an amount of time, the dentures loosen, must be talking too much I think smile

I get my permanent ones when the dentist decides my gums have finished shrinking, which could be anything between 6mths to a year. With my dental insurance it cost me $2600, with insurance paying $2000, which is the maximum they will pay on any dental work. Because I bought the new denture wearers package deal, I got free linings whenever I need them (currently 2-4 weekly) and then I get my upgrade to the top of the line dentures that this company makes. I sure hope that the new ones will fit like my friends and my mother's (Joybel) as they can eat anything without their dentures moving.

Blank 24 Apr 2014 4:40pm #307
offline ruth80740

Member since 11 Apr 2013

Member from Christchurch & Districts

Posts: 1

Definitely my advice would be to persevere. I am naughty not wearing the dentures because it is easier around home - but frankly you have to learn to position the food in your mouth 50/50 on each side, if you bite into the middle the denture will always drop. I also discovered a great product "Cushion Grip only available online but it keeps the bottom denture in place for 3 days securely. The problem with Polident and Steradent is that disgusting goop left behind... and the adhesive does not last long enough. Bottom line anything is better than constant toothache.biggrin

Blank 25 Apr 2014 1:49pm #308
offline still-raging

Member since 26 Aug 2010

Member from Somerfield

Posts: 62

I had my top teeth out and the denture straight in a couple of years ago and have never had to have a reline. They still fit fine. The dentist persuaded me to keep the bottom teeth but because of the difference in appearance I am considering having the bottom ones done.

Blank 27 Apr 2014 3:36pm #309
offline redb84450

Member since 10 Apr 2014

Member from Invercargill

Posts: 4

Well it has been nearly a month,i no longer have any pain, have a few sore spots,so get the dentist to shave a bit of a couple areas which has helped,my mouth seems to feel a lot drier,so am trying to drink more water,even though I have never been a water drinker,and am sucking on boiled sweets. I am still on soft food ,but trying some firmer food,it just seems when I try to chew the gums still feel sore, and to much pressure but I assume this will go away as time passes.cant wait until I can hold a piece of toast and just eat ,like beforelol,thanks for all the replys

52145-images 27 Apr 2014 10:07pm #310
offline melsy

Member since 28 Jul 2010

Member from Auckland

Posts: 984

Hi red84450
Good to hear your perservering.
I just get frustrated that I can't eat a lot of food's I used to enjoy, especially apples,nuts etc. I don't seem to be able to manage it.
Ruth80740
I agree with what you say about the Polident and the Steradent.
Just wondering if the Cushion Grip you mentioned would be of any help.
I have a friend who has had two sets of teeth made and fitted, plus many relines, nothing seemed to work, but I tell you she can eat a steak without false teeth better than I can!

mrgreenmrgreencrycrylollol

9005-joy_2 28 Apr 2014 4:41pm #311
offline Joybel

Member since 02 Nov 2006

Member from Linwood

Posts: 29599

My neighbour had her lower denture domed to her jawbone. It cost an arm and a leg but she is delighted with it.

Blank 22 Jun 2014 6:00pm #312
offline redb84450

Member since 10 Apr 2014

Member from Invercargill

Posts: 4

Finally about to get my reline in 2 weeks time,teeth are very loose now,so looking forward to this reline,as every time I bite down the plate comes away because of the gum shrinkage,only thing I wasn't happy was about the cost of the reline,as abt a month after having my teeth out,i was at the dental lab,getting them to check out a sore spot.and I asked about the cost of the reline,and was told $300, $150,per denture,so now I went to book in for reline and its$460,i asked why the difference,as was told $300,and they denied saying they told me $300, so abit annoyed,but have to pay the extra as needs doneconfused


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