If you notice changes to the fit and function of your prosthetic, you may be due for a denture reline. At Evergreen Denture Center, experienced denture specialist Vadim Zalyashko, LD, and his team provide convenient, same-day denture relines. Evergreen Denture Center specializes in personalized, patient-centered denture care. To schedule your visit to the Vancouver, Washington office, call today or request your appointment online.
Over time, you may notice that your denture doesn’t fit as snugly as it once did. Changes to the shape of your gums can alter the way your denture fits. When you experience tooth loss, your gums change in shape and density. A denture reline compensates for these changes and ensures that your denture remains fully functional.
Additionally, wear and tear on your dentures can result in noticeable changes to the fit of your prosthetic. A denture reline is the process of replacing the lining of your denture to ensure a proper fit. Denture relines are a simple process and a part of the routine maintenance of your prosthetic.
Several methods can be used to restore the lining of your denture, including:
A hard reline is used to replace the hard lining of your denture with a similar acrylic material. Hard relines restore the original lining of your denture and result in a sturdy and secure fit that can last for years to come.
A soft reline replaces the lining of your denture with a softer, more comfortable material. Soft relines are ideal for patients who experience tenderness and discomfort from the hard lining of their dentures. Soft relines provide a secure and comfortable fit that can last longer than the standard acrylic hard reline.
Prolonged wear of an ill-fitting denture can lead to gum irritation, inflammation, and sores. If you went too long without having your dentures serviced and experience complications to your oral health, you may require a temporary reline. A temporary reline replaces the lining of your denture with a medicated material, giving your gums the chance to heal. After a few weeks, the temporary lining is replaced with either a soft or hard reline.
Denture relines can be performed with or without impressions of your gums. To perform a hard reline, your specialist uses your impressions to construct the new lining of your denture. Alternatively, to perform a soft reline, a liquid polymer material is layered into the denture until the desired fit is achieved.
Denture relines help you ensure the long-term function of your denture. To schedule your visit, call the office or request an appointment online today.