Relining Loose Dentures

When is a Denture Reline Necessary?

As time passes, your dentures can sometimes lose their snug fit. A Denture Reline is necessary to maintain the appearance of your denture, keep your bite strong, and maintain strong chewing forces in your jaw. In addition, speech irregularities can be improved by denture reline, improving communication skills.  

Goals of Denture Relines

There are 4 main goals when relining your dentures:

  • Increase retention and tightness of old, existing dentures or new dentures that, for one reason or another have lost retention
  • Resolve issues of current dentures constantly breaking in half
  • Avoid remaking current dentures entirely
  • Reducing gum soreness caused by loose fitting or rocking dentures. Liners allow your abused gum tissue to return to a proper state of health

How does a Denture Reline Work?

At Zanon Denture, we take an impression of your mouth using your current denture. This impression is then taken back to our laboratory where the interior structure of the denture is removed. A new layer of denture material to then bonded to the inside of the denture. This new layer of denture material is form fitted to your mouth to help improve the overall fit of your denture and smile! 

Type of Denture Relines

There are basically three different types of denture relines designed to suit your particular dental requirements. These reline types are:

Permanent Hard Liners 

A permanent hard reline can either be done with office-cured plastic or with laboratory-cured plastic. While the laboratory cured reline tends to last longer, both procedures are ready the same day.

Permanent Soft Liners

Specially processed in our laboratory, permanent soft denture reline can be done at the office. These permanent laboratory processed soft relines will last the life of your denture and stay soft. Please not that these type of relines do require special care and cleaning as they may stain if not cleaned regularly.

Temporary Soft Liners

A temporary soft reline is done to compensate for the shrinkage of bone due to recent extractions or an excessive loss of weight. Temporary soft liners are designed to last as long as three (3) months or until the shrinkage has stopped. Temporary soft liners are designed with a permanent liner replacement in mind.