Relining is the process of refilling your existing denture to the current shape and form of your gum tissue for improved fitting. Dentures are made to fit on your gum bone and tissue and that is where dentures get most of their support. This ridge of bone keeps on shrinking or resorbing, and tissue undergoes changes that result in a loose denture that moves and rubs on your gums causing sores. Food can also get lodged underneath. Loose dentures can affect your chewing and speech and negatively affect your confidence and cause discomfort. Having your denture relined is a common solution to loose fitting dentures. The process involves taking an impression of your gum from inside your existing denture to record your oral tissue changes. This impression is used to fill and modify your denture to incorporate these changes into your existing denture. A denture reline can make your denture fit tighter, providing a more stable placement on your gums. If your dentures are causing your discomfort, call us at 403-516-0555 to speak with us about relines.