If your denture has started bothering you as of late, then a visit to the dentist for a reline may be in order.
Relining dentures isn’t an expensive procedure. But it can do a lot to improve the comfort of your bite.
Hard vs. Soft Relines
When a dentist relines a denture, he or she applies a layer of material to the inside to make it more comfortable and fit your mouth’s current shape.
A hard reline takes more time and usually requires sending your denture to a lab for a detailed job. Soft relines involve a simple liquid polymer and can often be done by your dentist right there their office.
Why a Reline?
The pressure of using a denture can actually wear down the bone beneath gum tissue. Eventually, this causes a change in the shape of your jaw so that your denture no longer fits the way it originally did. In a way, your denture outgrows your mouth.
Your bone may have already been affected if your denture:
This process of bone resorption tends to happen most quickly during the first few months after you get dentures. After that, this continues to happen at a slower rate. This is why it’s common to need a reline within the first six months of getting a new prosthesis.
Don’t depend on a powder or paste to give your denture a secure fit. Tackle the problem right at the source. Contact your dentist today to schedule a denture reline appointment.
Posted on behalf of:
Pure Smiles Dentistry
2655 Dallas Highway Suite 510
Marietta, GA 30064
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