Once a new denture is fitted in the mouth, it will typically fit very securely as it has been designed specifically for your gums. However, as time goes on, the fit of the denture can become loose as a result of the changes in gum tissues, and thus more prone to movement inside your mouth. In order to keep the denture secure, it is necessary to have the denture professionally relined every one to two years.
Relining helps to resurface the area of the denture that touches your gums to make it fit more accurately. A denture reline prevent too much pressure on your soft tissues, thus eliminating the occurrence of lumps, lesions, and irritation that can cause damage to your teeth and denture.
The denture reline procedure is a simple, one-day procedure; our dentist in yuma az will reshape the underside of the plastic base of the denture to match your gums and bone structure more closely.
Two types of relines: hard and soft options are available; both these options can help achieve a comfortable fit without replacing your dentures.
HARD DENTURE RELINE
During the hard reline procedure, our dentist will use a durable plastic material similar to that of the plastic base to recontour dentures' underside. A layer of plastic is removed from the denture's interior surface and then fills the denture with a putty-like material that conforms to the contours of your mouth, creating an authentic impression. It is then adjusted to your gum tissue's new shape, resulting in maximum contact between the denture and your mouth. This procedure offers long-lasting results, and we can often finish this on the same day since we have our own laboratory.
SOFT DENTURE RELINE
Suppose you are unable to wear ordinary dentures because of tender gums or sore spots. In that case, we recommend relining the denture with a liquid polymer material that stays pliable for one to two years before needing replacement.
Permanent soft liners provide comfort and ease if you have receded and flattened gum tissues that can't handle dentures' stress. They may also be suitable for patients with chronically sore gum tissues.
If you have got dentures, but you experience rapid changes in your bone structure or have sensitive gum tissue, a soft denture reline is recommended. Here, our dentist will apply the liquid polymer to your denture's underside, remold it, and allow it to set in a single appointment so as to absorb shock between the hard base of your denture and your gums.