Relining Denture Repair for a More Comfortable Fit

Denture Adjustments and Repairs Kaysville, UT

You might need denture repair if your dentures are no longer as comfortable as they once were. Relining a set of dentures is an affordable and straightforward procedure that reshapes the lower side of the dentures that rest on the gums and makes the appliance more comfortable.

Figuring out whether you need denture repair

There are two main ways to reline a set of dentures: soft and hard. Both can be done in a dental clinic or a lab, and they come with their pros and cons.

One of the main reasons why dentures need to be relined is the breakdown of bone tissue that takes place when teeth fall out. People who wear dentures are not exempt from this tissue breakdown, so it can change the way dentures fit over the course of the wearer's lifetime. Relining a denture set makes it better suited for the patient's current jawbone structures. Let us take a closer look at the two main types of denture repair:

Soft reline

A soft reline is particularly effective when the patient has just started wearing dentures and the rate of bone resorption is high. As a result, the dentures start to feel heavy when worn.

A dentist can easily fix this problem with a liquid polymer that is applied to the underside of the dentures to cushion it against the wearer's gums. It is a quick procedure that is typically performed while the patient waits.

One of the main advantages of a soft reline is how quickly the dentures can be repaired. However, if the denture set is sent to a lab for the soft reline, it can take up to two weeks for the patient to get it back. The main drawback associated with soft relines is how often fine-tuning relines will be needed in the future.

Hard reline

This is also performed to reshape the underside of dentures, but instead of a polymer being used, a material that is hardened just like the base of the oral prosthetic is used. As a result, the results of a hard reline typically last longer than those of a soft reline.

Hard relines can also be done in a clinic, but most dentists prefer to send it to a lab since it involves a more complicated process.

Both types of denture relining are effective ways to reshape your dentures when they stop fitting properly like they once did. The process of relining can also be used to repair cracked dentures and prevent the need for a replacement.

Are you currently in need of denture repair?

Dealing with a set of dentures that become more uncomfortable with each passing day? Call or visit our Kaysville clinic to learn more about denture repair and how we can restore your dentures while you wait at our clinic. There is no good reason to struggle with poor-fitting dentures since doing so only increases the odds you will need to get a replacement.

Request an appointment here: https://www.kaysvillefamilydentistry.com or call Kaysville Family Dentistry at (801) 546-2439 for an appointment in our Kaysville office.

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