Over time, the shape of your gums and the bones that support the dentures can change. This means the dentures may no longer fit properly. Relining is a method of adjusting the internal part of the base of the dentures with an acrylic resin to correct their fit. This technique doesn’t alter the appearance of the dentures; it simply adapts the base to suit the changing shape of your gums.
Denture relining allows the fit of your dentures to be improved, eliminating the need to replace them with a new set. They will fit much more securely, so you won’t have to worry about them falling out or moving when you speak and eat.
Relining also helps the dentures to last longer and improves your oral hygiene, as food is less likely to become trapped under your dentures. This can happen when dentures are too loose.
In many cases, patients no longer need to use denture adhesive. If you’d like to discover the right solution for your needs, contact our Newcastle denture clinic today. You can call us on 0432 194 603.
Soft liners are made from a flexible silicone material and may need to be re-done every year. They are used if the mouth cannot tolerate a hard denture base and are far more common in the lower jaw.
Hard relines are a permanent solution compared to a soft reline. They are made from the same material as the denture base. A hard reline will usually be used if your mouth is healthy and can support a new denture base.