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I have had my dentures for 2 months now and about a month ago had soft liner put in, which help the discomfort quite a bit. There seemed to be too much overlapping the denture after a couple of weeks and it began to get very loose until I finally was able to just tear it off. Now the bottom seems to be way too big and it hurts to eat. Also, I've had to use adhesive more. Is this due to the shrinking of my gums since I had all extractions at one time, or does the soft liner need replacing?

Your experience is actually quite common and can be expected when receiving Immediate Dentures (dentures placed immediately after extractions). On average, it takes 9-12+ months for the gums to heal to a stable form, and you are likely in need of a new reline now or in the near future.


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