reline is needed when a denture starts to slip or fall down.
Good ridge height is essential for a good fit of your denture
This happening is almost always caused
by very small changes which have been
occurring in your gum tissue over a period of time.
These changes can be caused by:
Resorbing bone in the jaw
Variations in weight-weight loss or gain
Infection in this area.
Age and condition of denture
Eventually these changes have happened to such a degree that
the denture will not
stay in place. It is recommended that dentures should be
relined every two years
due to these tissue and bite changes.
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A reline involves resurfacing only
the internal part of the denture to
readapt it with acrylic resin or a processed soft
are basically two different types of
Hard Permanent Reline:
hard permanent reline is sent to the dental laboratory
and processed in a laboratory cured plastic.
Due to the special processing this type of reline tends to
Unfortunately this will require taking your denture
from you for a day. When you come in the morning we
will send your denture to a local lab to have it relined and
it will be returned to you by the afternoon of that same
day. This reline is done with the same acrylic material that is used to make
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soft reline tend to be more fragile and will need to
be removed and replaced with greater frequency. There
are two kinds of softlines:
One that can be mixed up
and placed in the office that is very temporary and only
last 6-8 weeks.
The other kind of soft
liner needs a impression taken inside your denture and is
sent to the lab to have the lab place less than an 1/8 inch
of soft acrylic inside the denture. This is not permanent
but should last a year or two.
This procedure will require you to come in on Monday and you will receive
your denture back on Thursday. Please try to coordinate this with our patient
care coordinator so that you will not be inconvenienced for long
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Temporary Soft Reline (Tissue Conditioner)
It is used to take an impression for the other two relines.
It is also used to help clear up denture sore sports before a
more permanent reline is placed in your denture. It is done here
in the office and is only used for two to six weeks, at the end
of this time period a permanent reline must be placed.
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BENEFITS of a reline.
Denture relines are
necessary in order too:
retention of old, existing dentures or new dentures that
have lost retention for one reason or another
old dentures hoping to avoid the necessity of remaking
tissue conditioning which relies on the gentle action of
soft liners to allow your abused gum tissue to return to
health before you have a new denture made
Relining a denture involves
an impression of your gums. The denture is refitted to
this impression using a new acrylic base.
In certain cases a soft lining can be utilized, normally in
the lower denture.
Remember, that relining is
meant to tighten a denture and
change it, or your appearance.
Consequently, if you feel you are losing your smile
and not showing as much of your teeth as you would like,
relining will not make much, if any, difference.
To restore your facial appearance to the way you
would like it normally calls for new dentures to be made.
Before a denture reline is started Dr. Peterson will
examine it very
carefully for signs
If excessive wear is noted it is not usually
practical to reline it, as
your gum tissues and almost certainly your bite,
has changed to such a degree that it would be unwise to
reline the denture.
Dr Peterson will recommend in this case that you have
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Home Care of Denture Reline
Please remember that most permanent soft liners and
temporary relines reactpoorly
to most commercial cleaners. You will receive
special denture reline cleanerwith your
This procedure will include having your denture relined plus two
be done within the first two weeks after the reline
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