What's a Denture Reline?

Dentures are an affordable solution for missing teeth, but they aren’t made to last forever. The average denture will last about five to eight years. Getting your dentures relined can help them last as long as possible.

Definition of Denture Relining

The structures and tissues in your mouth change over time. Sometimes, gum tissue recedes. As your mouth changes shape, your dentures will no longer fit as well. The dentist can resurface the denture to make it fit better and feel more comfortable for you. Only the surface of the denture that touches your gums will be resurfaced during a denture reline.

Reasons for Denture Relining

You deserve to have comfortable dentures that fit you perfectly. But getting a denture reline is about more than comfort. Ill-fitting dentures can also cause health complications. Over time, a poorly fitting denture can increase the risk of swollen, irritated, and inflamed gums. The gum irritation can lead to mouth sores and gum sensitivity. And when your mouth and jaw start hurting, it’s possible to develop ear pain and tension headaches as well. Ill-fitting dentures can also give you trouble eating, which means you might not be giving your body the nutrition it needs for your overall health.

Types of Denture Relines

There are two types of denture relines: soft and hard relines. Most patients prefer a soft reline simply because it offers the most comfort. It can also be performed quickly, which patients find convenient. A soft denture reline involves adding a liquid polymer to the dentures. This adds depth and enhances its cushiony feel. A hard denture reline reshapes the surface with a harder material. The advantage of a hard reline is that it lasts longer than the soft reline, and doesn’t require as much fine-tuning.

When your dentures need a relining, you can turn to Right Bite Dentures of Ontario, OR. They are known for high-quality work and excellent customer service. Call their office at (541) 889-3750 to request an appointment.