A general rule of thumb is that dentures should be relined once every 2 to 3 years. Relines are a normal part of denture maintenance and important to the health of the oral tissues and bone support of a denture wearer.
This consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. Your denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture. Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance. A reline will bring back comfort, stability of dentures.
Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption(shrinkage).
This can be due to:
loss of weight
loss of teeth
loss of bone
ageing or disease or illness
Types of Reline
A temporary reline (tissue conditioner) is a silicone gel designed to last 1 to 4 months. It is normally used in dentures of people who have had their natural teeth extracted or to improve the health of their tissues before new dentures are made.
A permanent reline is completed by taking an impression inside of the patient's existing denture duplicating the new form of the oral structures in the mouth. This impression is then processed.
A soft liner is used mainly in full lower dentures and allows for more protection and comfort for people who have sensitive gums with little or no bone support.
The soft base is a liner that is bonded into your denture. Your denture will adhere better to what remains of your gum, be less irritating to your tissues and give your denture more stability. When constructing your denture, the Denturist will take an impression for the soft base and process it into the inside of the denture. Soft liners will last approximately 2 years.
Soft liners for individuals with:
severely flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of dentures
gums with prominent or sharp bony areas
We provide same day reline services in most case,
if customer makes morning appointment.