Dentures are prosthetic teeth placed in a mouth to cover missing teeth and restore your mouth’s function. While dentures are customized to fit your mouth and are an incredibly durable substitute for natural teeth, your jawbone and gums will resorb and shrink over time. It causes your dentures to become loose. A reline or rebase may be necessary to ensure optimal functionality, fit and appearance.
Postings Denture Clinics is a family-owned and operated clinic. It has provided superior quality denture treatment, including denture relining in Victoria and Sidney ever since we started. Due to this, our team is well-versed in every aspect of dentures. Whether your dentures require a rebase or relining, our denturists can best advise you on the most suitable treatment plan. Book a free consultation with us today for denture relining or other denture services we have to offer!
Denture relines involve adding a new base material to the tissue side of a denture to make sure it fits you perfectly. Before a reline is performed on your dentures, your denturist will ensure that the bite, position, existing teeth and acrylic base of your dentures are in good condition and not worn or stained. An impression of your oral tissue is taken inside your dentures to get a working model. This model is then used to add a new layer of acrylic base material to your dentures to produce a correct fit. However, please note that relining only affects the fit of your denture. The appearance of your dentures will not change.
Possible causes of bone or tissue change requiring a reline include:
Following immediate dentures
Bone resorption in the upper or lower jaw
Illness or disease
Rebases may seem similar to a reline because they can help improve the fit of your dentures. However, it is different. When a rebase is performed, all the pink acrylic denture base material is replaced, essentially rebuilding the entire denture for you but using the same teeth. The existing teeth will remain in the same place.
Possible reasons you might need a rebase include:
Following immediate dentures
Modifying an existing denture to fit on implants
Weakened or old pink denture base
A soft liner is a medical-grade soft polymer material that is permanently applied to the surface of your denture. It acts as a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. Our denturists at Postings Denture Clinics can apply soft liners to new dentures, old dentures, or during relines and rebases. You may want to consider a soft liner if your denturist has meticulously adjusted the fit of your dentures and you are still unable to find comfort with your dentures. Patients with chronically sore gum tissues or gums with bony regions may also benefit from them.
Soft liners are appropriate for:
Flat (or nearly flat) gum tissues
Gums with thin tissues over bony areas
Chronically sore gum tissues
Soft liners provide increased comfort during chewing and daily wear, and clinical evidence indicates a high acceptance among patients. Based on patient home care cleaning, soft liners have an average lifespan of two to four years (depending on physiology). Don’t hesitate to call us today if you have questions about relines, rebases, or soft liners.
Over time, your dentures can stop fitting as they used to, causing discomfort when you speak or chew food. Opting for a denture relining in Victoria has a lot of benefits to the patient including but not limited to a better fit and allowing dentures to function optimally. It also:
If your dentures are becoming loose and are causing you irritation, you certainly don’t have to live like this for the rest of your life. Book a consultation with us today, and we can help you get relief and get your dentures back in proper working order!