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Nov
20

What is a Denture Reline?

Posted in Dentures

If you’ve had your denture for several years and have begun to notice it not fitting quite as snuggly as it used to, you might benefit from a denture reline. Denture relines are used to create a new surface area inside of the denture so that it seals securely when you place it into your mouth. A tighter seal means less rocking, eliminating sore spots, and extending the life of your prosthesis.

Having your denture relined is like adding another layer of material over the denture, similar to the material that is already there. Occasionally our bone changes, which can make our denture fail to fit properly. To reline the denture you will need to have an impression taken of your mouth. This is then used to create a model of your mouth so that reline material can be placed between your new oral anatomy features and your already existing prosthesis. Rather than replacing your denture altogether, relining is a simple procedure that doesn’t take much time at all.

Wearing your denture for extended periods of time (such as not taking it out at night) can cause bone loss. This decreases the lifetime of your denture’s fit and can cause further bone loss due to irregular pressure being placed on the jaws. Sore spots and raw areas are common as well.

Denture adhesives and pastes shouldn’t be something that you rely on everyday. If you’re finding that you cannot comfortably wear your denture without the use of an adhesive, then it’s time to see your dentist. Having your denture relined is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to extend the life of you denture rather than replacing it completely.

Posted on behalf of:
Muccioli Dental
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 389-9955

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