New dentures will typically fit your mouth very securely as it has been designed specifically for your gums. As time goes on, your gum tissues will change and the fit of the denture will become more loose and thus more prone to movement inside your mouth. Having your dentures professionally relined every 3 years, or when required, will keep the dentures secure and functional. We provide all our patients a complimentary cleaning and polishing of dentures if a relining is not required.
All full dentures should have a hard reline done when the dentures become ill fitting. We would remove a layer of acrylic from the dentures interior surface,and then take a new impression of your mouth. The denture is then processed in our lab to the shape of your gum tissues. This results in maximum contact between the dentures and your gums!
The denture is then processed in our lab where it is adjusted to the new shape of your gum tissue. This results in maximum contact between the denture and your mouth.
Some patients are unable to wear ordinary dentures because of tender gums or sore spots. We may recommend relining the denture with a material that stays pliable for several years before needing replacement. This material is much less likely to give the patient sore spots than the standard hard reline acrylic. Patients experiencing these problems may also consider a more permanent solution of implant retained dentures.
If dentures have not been serviced in quite some time, a patient’s gums may be red, swollen, or misshapen. This creates problems in taking impressions for a new hard or soft reline and may lead to a denture that would perpetuate the problem.
A temporary, or palliative (medicated) reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit much more tightly, and is usually soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums return to a more normal state. The patient is then ready for his new denture or hard reline.