Teri is a 50-something year old woman living in Eugene, OR. She has full upper dentures and full lower dentures. Her primary complaints are unstable upper and lower dentures.
Location: Eugene, OR
Age: 50 something
Denture type: Full upper/full lower
Complaints: Unstable upper and lower.
Before Teri’s first trial of DenSureFit, she regularly used denture adhesive to keep her dentures in place, but hated the way it oozed out the sides and down her throat
She Can’t Stand Adhesive
Teri had been wearing dentures for 7 years when she tried DenSureFit. She had never had a reline stating that her insurance plan did not cover it and she simply could not afford one. She wore her upper denture regularly, keeping it in with adhesive, for which she was spending about $7 every month. “I can’t stand adhesive,” Teri stated. “It oozes out the sides and down my throat. It can’t be good to eat that stuff!”
Never Fit Properly
Teri says her lower denture never fit properly to begin with. She had not worn her lower denture for many years.
Immediately after her first fitting of DenSureFit her upper denture was snug.
She Has No Pain
After wearing them for the day, she experienced some painful key pressure points and removed them. She continued to wear them during the day until they started hurting for the next five days. Then she added a small amount of vps to her upper and the soreness discontinued. Her upper stays snug and she has no pain.
She Adjusted her Technique
A few days after Teri’s initial application on her lower denture, they became loose. Up until then, she had been enjoying wearing her lower denture and eating with it for the first time in years. She added a bead of silicone to the trough. She put a very small amount on the front and a heavier bead on the back sides. She seated it by using the “thumb technique”. This small adjustment worked and her lower denture has a much-improved fit. She wears both her upper and her lower daily. When asked about what her favorite thing is about DenSureFit, she exclaimed, “Now I don’t have that ‘old lady’ look! I look like ME again!”
“Now I don’t have that ‘old lady’ look! I look like ME again!”