New dentures are usually quite secure in your mouth since they are custom-made for your gums. Your gum tissues will alter over time, and the fit of your denture will loosen, making it more prone to movement inside your mouth. Every one to two years, have the denture professionally relined to maintain it secure and effective.
Relining a Denture
All full dentures should have a hard reline every two years. Oral Health Center removes a layer of plastic from the internal surface of the dentures before filling them with a putty-like material that adapts to the contours of your mouth and creates an exact impression. The denture is shipped to the lab to be modified to your new gum tissue contour. As a result, the denture and your mouth make the most contact possible.
Relining Soft Dentures
Because of tender gums or sore places, some patients are unable to wear traditional dentures. The Oral Health Center might suggest relining the denture with a material that lasts one to two years before needing to be replaced. This material is considerably less prone than regular hard reline acrylic to cause uncomfortable places in the patient. Patients with these issues may want to consider implant-retained dentures as a more permanent treatment.
A patient’s gums may be red, puffy, or deformed if their dentures haven’t been serviced in a long time. This makes taking impressions for a new hard or soft reline difficult, and it may result in a denture that exacerbates the condition.
A temporary, or palliative (medicated) reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline tightens the fit of the denture and is usually soft and malleable. The gums revert to a more normal state after a few weeks. After that, the patient is ready for a new denture or a hard reline.
When the teeth on your denture are in good shape and have not worn out in contrast to the denture base material, rebasing may be recommended. Rebasing is the procedure of changing the complete acrylic denture base without replacing the denture teeth, resulting in a more stable denture. If your denture is old or fractured, you may need to have it rebased. The distinction between a rebase and a relining is that a rebase replaces the entire pink-acrylic denture base material rather of just the lining.
The rebase method may be performed for a variety of reasons, including:
- Dentures that are broken or damaged
- Pink denture foundation that is weakened or old
- An urgent denture needs to be replaced
A broken denture can be caused by a variety of factors and should be addressed right once. Dentures that have been cracked or damaged can be repaired to get them back to their original state. Denture repair can usually be done the same day at the Oral Health Center. Dr. Banga will tell you how your denture is doing and what you can do to keep it from breaking any further.
A soft liner is a thin, malleable layer of material that sits between the surface of your denture and your oral tissues. It acts as a shock absorber between your denture’s hard base and your gums. Soft liners can be used to make new dentures or to refit old dentures.
Individuals with receding and flattened gum tissues that don’t respond well to the tension of dentures can benefit from permanent soft liners. Patients with chronically sore gum tissues or gums with sharp bony regions may benefit from them as well.
The Benefits of Soft Liners
- more convenient to utilize.
- Soft liner materials are well tolerated by almost all patients.
- Chewing is a lot easier now.
- A tried-and-true technology with a 20-year track record of innovation.
Dr. Banga will need to see you on a frequent basis to check on the fit of your dentures and your overall oral health if you have soft liners.