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, give us a call today to speak with us about relines.
Soft liners are resilient soft reline materials that are used to reline your denture when additional cushioning and comfort is desired. This can be an appropriate option for patients who have excessive ridge resorption, severe undercuts or sensitive tissues that make it difficult to fit a denture. If you have these issues, or you have frequent sores and irritation, soft liners can be used to provide a soft and cushioning layer inside your denture for a more comfortable fit. Soft liners are normally applied to lower dentures. Soft liners can be added to a new denture during fabrication or to a pre-existing denture at any time with a reline procedure.
This fabrication process involves mimicking your jaw movement for a functional and comfortable fit.
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