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I am strictly a snorkeler (at my age and physical condition) and recently gave up all of my God given upper teeth for a full denture. I've tried 5 different mouthpieces with and without the dentures - All Results unsatisfactory.
With Denture, have to bite down too hard - it hurts my gums!
Without, just can't seal properly.
Any advice (short of growing new chompers!) appreciated.
I got complete upper dentures about 2 years ago, I worried that my diving was over, but I have no problem using any mouthpiece that I have come across thus far. I don't use any adhesives.
When I first got the denture it took about 6 months and a refit until it fit correctly without pain. There is alot of swelling at the beginning. Could it be that you just need to give it more time then get the dentures refit.....do you ever get pain eating....if so its the dentures.
There are custom mouthpieces you can buy at most shops or they can order for you. Clear poly-something product that you put in boiling water for a bit then bite don on and let set- just like you would an athletic mouth guard. I believe they are less than $30.00, maybe a lot less. If you get one and size it to your dentures, you should have a much better experience. If this won't relieve the problem, nothing will.
SeaCure moldable mouthpiece is a great solution. Put it in boiling water for a few seconds, bite down, and there you go ... custom mouthpiece! My wife and I like ours so much that we bought spares and molded them too. They go along on every dive trip. Available from Scuba Toys and many other places, I'm sure.
It's just my opinion, folks ... ___________________________ " ... when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. "