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Polygrip, Fixodent drama with my dentures

By October 31, 2013November 30th, 2018Dentures

I can’t get it right. I don’t know if it’s my dentures, the products or me. I have tried both Polygrip and Fixodent. If I place small strips of adhesive on my dentures as recommended, they consistently fall out or slip. If I use enough adhesive to make the dentures stay in place, it is very difficult to remove them and I am left with a gross amount of adhesive that I have to scrape out of my mouth. This has been going on for two years. I think I have been patient long enough. I am looking for another option or another type of denture. I have spoken with my dentist about it several times and I don’t think he is responsive enough. I need some advice. Thank you. Millie

Millie – Unfortunately, your experience with dentures is common. It is possible that your dentures were not fitted correctly when you first received them. But many people experience problems even when the dentures were correctly sized.

Securing your dentures with dental implants will eliminate the need for denture adhesives. You can get affordable dental implants to give your dentures stability. You won’t have to worry about them slipping, they will look and feel more natural, and your chewing efficiency will improve. The implants are good for your oral health because they help prevent jawbone shrinkage and facial collapse.

Find an experienced implant dentist or prosthodontist to give you an exam. He or she will let you know if you are a candidate for implant dentures, and your options will be explained.

This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.

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