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Lower dentures on implants and bar

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Hi two days ago I had my final dentures which I can't quite believe I have got to that postition after being so scared . Anyway no problem with the top dentures as they are traditional ones and fit great my problem is the bottom ones as they fit over 2 implants and a bar , I had a few try ins at the dentist and thought I had mastered clicking them in but yesterday realised when eating they aren't in properly as moving around a little bit I have arthritis in my fingers so that doesn't help anyone have any advise to me on how to get them to click in and remove them , I have to go back to the dentist next week to see how I am getting on but would be grateful to any advise from anyone who has been through this .
 
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Scarycat,

I wish I had advise for you, I"ve never had the dentures that clicked into implants with a bar. but can imagine even iif they fit the best it might be hard to get used to and a bit tricky.. and it seems when you are at dental offices or wherever everything seems easier then you get home and it all goes . I hope you find some good advice on here. :grouphug:
 
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Shall I move this into the Ask a Dentist section?
 
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It's like any new thing, takes a bit of practice to get good at it. Make sure you're looking at them in a mirror so you can see what you're doing and just take your time, it's easy to get into a little panic and then things go more wrong.
They do loosen off a bit as you put them in and out but it's easy enough for your dentist to slacken them off a bit more for you.
 
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Thank you Gordon, I actually clicked them in today and went for a meal got to say was impressed how I could eat and they didn't move just got to get them out now , you do need to take your time and not panic though .
 
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Well done you. Was there something you really missed eating that you'll be able to enjoy again now? One of my former patients was desperate to eat a bacon sandwich properly for the first time in years when she got her implants done :)

Your story reminded me of the first time I tried putting my new contact lenses in at home... took about 20 minutes and I nearly lost one for good down the back of the fridge!
 
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I managed to get them out clean them and put them back in even if it was a bit awkward , going back to the dentist tomorrow for them to see how I am getting on and to see the hygienist about cleaning the implants and bar ( as my dentist said I have to look after my investments ) . I am looking forward to being able to bite things again especially when you are at party's with buffet food .
Its nice to know that I am not the only one that can struggle with something new and peserverance will pay off .
 
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That's great, did you see the other thread here about flossing round implants?

It's really important to learn how to clean the implants properly, they aren't a "fit and forget" thing, they really need proper maintenance.
 
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I went to the dentist today and the hygienist did show me how to clean,use a waterpik and floss .i never realised how much maintenance they needed I am still getting used to putting them in etc and I only use about 30% of the hold as they want me to get used to putting / taking them out first.
I will have a look for the thread about flossing thank you
 
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