New dentures will typically fit your mouth very securely as they have been fitted specifically for your gums. With time your gum tissues will change and the fit of the denture will loosen inside your mouth. Having your denture relined By Dr. Simonsky every one to two years will keep the denture secure and functioning comfortably.
Hard Denture Reline
All full dentures should have a hard reline about every two years. Dr. Robert Simonsky Dentistry removes a layer of plastic from the dentures interior surface. An accurate impression of your gum tissue that will support the denture is taken using your current denture. The denture is then sent to the laboratory where it is finished to the new current shape of your gum tissue. This results in maximum contact between the denture and your mouth and gives you a newly fitting denture.
Soft Denture Reline
Some patients are unable to wear ordinary dentures because of tender gums or sore spots. Dr. Robert Simonsky Dentistry may recommend relining the denture with a material that stays soft and pliable. This material is less likely to give the patient sore spots than the standard hard acrylic reline. Patients experiencing these problems may also consider a solution of implant retained dentures that offer more retention and comfort than traditional dentures.
If your dentures have not been professionally serviced in quite some time, your 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 same problems.
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 remains soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums should return to a more normal state and you are then then ready a new final denture or hard reline.