Denture Relining That’s Better!
A denture reline adapts the fitting surface of your denture to accommodate the changing shape of your mouth, so your dentures will fit well and will feel more comfortable.
Hard Denture Reline
Hard Denture Reline
With a hard denture reline, our clinical dental technician Marc Northover produces a completely new hard acrylic denture base.
Marc will start by carefully preparing the denture’s fitting surface before taking an impression of your mouth using soft dental putty.
He will then use this accurate impression to produce a new, better fitting hard acrylic denture base.
A hard denture reline can help improve the stability and fit of your dentures. You will be without your dentures while the new base is being fabricated.
Soft Denture Reline
If you have sensitive gums, you may find that hard dentures cause sore spots – especially if you find your gum ridge flattening after prolonged denture wear.
If that’s the case, relining dentures with a softer, more pliable material could help make dentures much more comfortable.
First, dental technician Marc Northover will remove some of the hard plastic from the fitting surface of your denture. Next, he will place a layer of impression material over the newly trimmed fitting surface to get an accurate impression of your mouth.
Marc will then use this impression to place the soft reline material on the fitting surface of your denture.
As soft material can harden over time, it needs to be renewed every year or two. You will be without your denture during the relining process.
Therapeutic and Temporary Relining
If you need a new reline or new set of dentures, you may have to wait for your gums to settle and heal before we can take new impressions for relining or replacing dentures.
This is especially true if you have worn poorly fitting dentures that caused swelling and inflammation of the gums.
If that’s the case, our experienced clinical dental technician Marc Northover can apply a temporary soft reline, so there’s no need to spend any time without your denture.
Why Temporarily Reline?
- Condition the gums so that inflammation and swelling can subside
- Don’t go without dentures while your gums recover
- The temporary reline material improves adhesion, making dentures much easier to wear