New denture technology?

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Lynette

Sydney, Australia

#1 Aug 26, 2009
I have both upper & Lower dentures and I am turning 60. The first set I had for 30 years and had no problems with them. I had a new set made about 5 years ago and have had nothing but trouble. They are ill fitting and I am afraid that I am going to be out one day and cough, and they will fall out. It would be funny if it wasn't so serious. Does anyone know if there is anything new in dentures? Surely there must be new technology out there!
MerryMac

Denver, CO

#2 Aug 26, 2009
Hi Lynette,

I don't think they should be so much looser and I'm sorry I don't know the answer to your question.

I don't know if this will apply to you but I retain some water, not a lot but just enough to make a difference. I originally had my upper relined in the morning and by afternoon they were loose. Now I have them relined at 4 p.m. and they fit much better...it's just too bad I can't wear them for more than an hour or two.
Karen Louisville KY

Louisville, KY

#3 Oct 13, 2009
I seriously doubt you wii find any dentures made today that will last 30 years. Something that might help you get a better fit is a denture liner called Cushion Grip it is the same thing dentist use to soft line dentures. I think you can get it on Amazon.com .
Diane Jones

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 3, 2010
Hi I just got upper dentures are suppose to be so bulky & thick where the front teeth lives & also where exactly is the dental palate suppose to live I heard just past the back teeth of the dentures
Angel

El Cajon, CA

#5 Feb 3, 2010
Diane, the backs should not make you gag. If you do, go back and get the palate adjusted. Yes, dentures feel bulky and thick. They just do. If in a few days the swelling doesn't go down and the dentures look better to you ... again, go back and have them adjusted. Good luck Diane.
george

Australia

#6 May 14, 2011
sounds like possibly they don't fit to the gums as good as they could but its more likely they are to big and the teeth aren't in the correct position.

the solution is to get a new set made someone who knows what they are doing.maybe ask your friends that have good dentures where they had them made.
alternatively its a matter of expensive trial and error.

Since: Apr 11

La Porte, IN

#7 May 16, 2011
I've run across a couple of articles on new denture technology. One of them is a process called Swiss Dentures and they now make a flexible denture.
http://dentures.net/flexible-dentures.html
kirby

Athens, GA

#8 Jul 11, 2011
I don't wear dentures. I make dentures. stay far away from the flexible denture.. they are made of nylon and can not be repaired. they will be awesom at first but they stain and rot.

The best thing you can do is find a dentist that is familiar with the Turbyfill technique. You will work out your problems in a set of diagnostic dentures, then you will make the final set. and you will have a backup set. they will have porcelain teeth instead of plastic and they may even have gold on your back teeth. they will last and they will fit better than anything you know. the techniques have been around since the 60's but there is only a handful of people that can do it. they will cost but it will be worth it

here is a video link. I do not know this person but can confirm this is the right thing to do. I am a certified denture technician.
Jack A

Sparta, MO

#9 Sep 29, 2011
Diane Jones wrote:
Hi I just got upper dentures are suppose to be so bulky & thick where the front teeth lives & also where exactly is the dental palate suppose to live I heard just past the back teeth of the dentures
Learn how to write. What kind of jibberish is this?
Jo M

Winchester, UK

#11 Jun 12, 2012
Implants are the answer. They are pricey, but absolutely fantastic. One implant can support a couple of teeth attached by a bridge. Best to start as soon as you begin losing teeth.
I had unsightly front teeth, replaced by implants. Now I can smile again, and they don't come out. People spend thousands on cars and holidays. Spend on your smile.
Greg

Queens Village, NY

#12 Sep 5, 2012
If you can afford implants that's definitely the way to go otherwise you're pretty much stuck with dentures. Either way I'd recommend speaking to your dentist about your options first and educating yourself about the pros/cons etc....
If you do get dentures, this site has some useful denture care info to check out http://www.randrdental.com/dentures.php
dumbfounded

Perth, Australia

#13 Feb 1, 2013
yep I am dumbfounded that in the last 30 or 40 years there have been no breakthroughs, new technologies etc etc for false teeth.

There is talk of stemcell research, but not in my or your lifetime.
Anonymous

Battle Creek, MI

#14 Mar 27, 2013
Yeah, no newer tech because why make it easier and better for denture wearers when the make a ton of profit on us.
sharon

Rocky Mount, NC

#15 May 1, 2013
Lynette wrote:
I have both upper & Lower dentures and I am turning 60. The first set I had for 30 years and had no problems with them. I had a new set made about 5 years ago and have had nothing but trouble. They are ill fitting and I am afraid that I am going to be out one day and cough, and they will fall out. It would be funny if it wasn't so serious. Does anyone know if there is anything new in dentures? Surely there must be new technology out there!
i was just reading about the latest technology in dentures and they have something new called the soft denture. it didn't say where you could get them but i am going to try to find a dentist that has this cause i hate the pain and aggrivation that comes with traditional dentures.
sharon

Rocky Mount, NC

#16 May 1, 2013
there is a new denture called the soft denture
Benny

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Oct 31, 2013
I have had upper dentures for 40 years. I have never had any problems with them and they look fantastic. I could have gotten implants a few years ago but at my age I didn't want to spend the money. Also I get it replaced every 10 years. It's like getting a new pair of shoes only I get a new set of teeth. I have been so lucky to get a good denturist. He is like an artist. My denture looks like real teeth and fit awesome.
Tracey

Melbourne, Australia

#18 Mar 17, 2014
Benny wrote:
I have had upper dentures for 40 years. I have never had any problems with them and they look fantastic. I could have gotten implants a few years ago but at my age I didn't want to spend the money. Also I get it replaced every 10 years. It's like getting a new pair of shoes only I get a new set of teeth. I have been so lucky to get a good denturist. He is like an artist. My denture looks like real teeth and fit awesome.
Hey Benny, Where did you get them made? In Victoria? Can you tell me where?]
Veronica

Boston, MA

#19 Mar 22, 2014
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lisa

Cantonment, FL

#20 Jul 15, 2014
One year ago I decide to improve my smile and oral health, I went with partials. The first set was made with metal, that caused my hair to start falling out and I also developed the felling of dry mouth, when clearly I have ample saliva. I now have a second pair, called flex dentures the fit is great and they are not as bulky as the first. But I still have the dry mouth effect. I have tried every thing I can think of, Biotene coconut oil, different toothpaste.....Has anyone developed this condition? And if so have you found a solution?
pamalmquist

Palm Desert, CA

#21 Jul 29, 2014
kirby wrote:
I don't wear dentures. I make dentures. stay far away from the flexible denture.. they are made of nylon and can not be repaired. they will be awesom at first but they stain and rot.
The best thing you can do is find a dentist that is familiar with the Turbyfill technique. You will work out your problems in a set of diagnostic dentures, then you will make the final set. and you will have a backup set. they will have porcelain teeth instead of plastic and they may even have gold on your back teeth. they will last and they will fit better than anything you know. the techniques have been around since the 60's but there is only a handful of people that can do it. they will cost but it will be worth it
here is a video link. I do not know this person but can confirm this is the right thing to do. I am a certified denture technician.
kirby..where can I find someone who uses the Turbyfill technique in my area? It's SoCal. Sounds like a solution I could use.

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