Denture Relines – Johnston, IA
New dentures will typically fit your mouth securely, as they have been designed specifically for your gums. As time goes on, your gum tissues will change and the fit of the denture will become more loose, and thus more prone to movement inside your mouth. Having the denture professionally relined every couple years will keep the denture secure and functional.
Hard Denture Reline
Furrow Family Dentistry removes a layer of plastic from the denture’s interior surface, and then fills the denture with a putty-like material which conforms to the contours of your mouth creating an accurate impression. The denture is sent to the lab where it is adjusted to the new shape of your gum tissue. This results in maximum contact between the denture and your mouth. You will be without your dentures for a couple days while the dentures are sent to the lab.
Soft Denture Reline
Some Immediate Denture patients require a soft denture reline while their bone and gums are healing from their extractions. Furrow Family Dentistry may recommend relining the denture with a pliable material that stays in place for one to two months before needing replacement. This material is much less likely to give the patient sore spots during the healing process. Once healing is complete, a hard denture reline is usually recommended.
If dentures have not been serviced in quite some time, a patient’s gums may be red, swollen, or misshapen. This creates problems in taking impressions for a new hard reline or a new set of dentures, and may lead to dentures that do not fit properly.
A temporary soft reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit more tightly, and is usually soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums return to a more normal state. The patient is then ready for their new dentures or hard relines.
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