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Denture Relines

Not having your natural teeth, as well as the process of aging causes gum and bone atrophy in the mouth. Most of this resorption occurs during the first 3-4 months after the teeth are extracted, and then continues at a slower speed. A poorly fitting denture can worsen this process and cause gum pain and difficulty chewing. Periodic checkups at your dentist and proper denture care will help prolong the life of your dentures and keep you pain free.

When your denture starts causing you discomfort such as pain, difficulty speaking or chewing, or gets loose, a dental reline may be recommended. This is a simple process of changing the shape of your denture so it can fit properly in your mouth.

Hard Reline

Every two years, all full dentures should have a hard reline. In this process, a layer of the existing denture surface is removed. A putty-like material is filled in and inserted into your mouth to make an exact impression of the denture area. Once this impression has hardened, it is used to create a new surface or base for the existing denture teeth. This step is sometimes completed in the dental office, but more often is done in a lab to produce a longer-lasting surface.

Soft Denture Reline

This procedure is recommended for patients with tender gums or sore spots who are not able to wear the regular hard-surface dentures. A soft reline is a simple and quick procedure that can be done in the office. A liquid polymer is layered into the denture to add depth and cushion and it needs to be replaced every one to two years.

Temporary Reline

A Temporary Reline is performed when the patient’s gums are swollen or sore to a degree that a hard reline or soft reline are not possible. A medicated reline material is applied to the denture, allowing the inflammation to subside and heal. This reline adjusts the denture to fit tightly as it is soft and pliable. After a few weeks, when the gums are healed, the patient is ready for a hard reline or new denture.

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Denture Soft Liners

Soft Liners are used to correct and improve the fit of a denture to the changing jawbone and gum tissue of the denture wearer. A layer of soft pliable material, a medical grade soft polymer, is applied to the tissue-fitting surface of the hard denture. This applied layer acts as a shock absorber, especially during chewing, between the gum and the denture’s hard surface. A soft liner is a very good solution for patients with chronic gum pain or soreness caused by an ill-fitting denture due to receding gums and flattened gum tissue, even after adjustments to the denture have been made. Soft liners are used in both new dentures and existing lower dentures that need to be relined. This simple procedure can be done in one appointment at the dentist office, and most patients respond very well to the soft liner materials.

Soft liners have been around for over 20 years and they are constantly improving. Here are some of their main advantages:

• They provide increased comfort and better feel to the denture fit
• They act as a shock absorber during chewing, and there is less or no “pop-off”
• They can last up to 2 years before replacing
• Some soft liners are made from advanced materials that resist fungal growth
• Some advanced soft liners are made to use less adhesives

However, soft liners don’t work with all denture types. In some cases, they may be difficult to clean thoroughly due to the porous material they’re made of, which allows bacteria to penetrate and stay inside. Soft liners may harden with time and cause some discomfort.

At CV Dental Care, we can help you make your dentures fit better and restore your comfort. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dentists. There is more than one solution for an ill-fitting denture, and we are dedicated to your comprehensive care with advanced and proven technology. We look forward to seeing you at one of our convenient locations.

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Immediate Dentures

An immediate denture is one that is fabricated prior to the natural teeth extraction and inserted into the mouth immediately following the extraction procedure. An immediate denture may be complete (full) or partial.

While having an immediate denture placed in the mouth right after the surgery may seem odd, it helps with the healing process a great deal:

– it helps control the post-surgical swelling and should be worn without removing for 3 days
– it prevents harmful bacteria from entering the wounds and causing an infection
– it allows the patient to feel confident while interacting with others
– it helps the patient re-establish the speech pattern ahead of time before the permanent dentures are placed
– it helps preserve, maintain, and support the soft tissue and contours of the face during the healing process
– immediate dentures can look very good and improve patient’s look and smile
– it helps process (chew) the soft food, aiding the digestive system

While your dentist and the dental lab will strive to make a perfect fit for your immediate denture(s), some minor adjustments may be required, because of the unpredictability of the post-surgical bone reshaping and soft tissue shrinkage. Since the original impressions for an immediate denture are taken before the removal of the teeth, a soft temporary reline material may be used to refit your denture, if needed, during the healing process. It takes up to six months for the tissue to heal completely and finalize the permanent dentures.

Wearing an immediate denture may seem like a challenge and requires patience. The tong getting used to the “bulky” teeth, the feeling of not having adequate room inside the mouth, practicing certain sounds, irritable gums, difficulty chewing, and not being able to eat your favorite foods—this is to be expected during the healing process.

Our friendly staff at CV Dental care will answer all your questions and find the best possible solutions to make your smile perfect.

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