Denture Lining

Denture Relining in Victoria, Sidney and Surrounding Areas

While dentures are customized to fit your mouth, your jawbone and gums will resorb and shrink over time, causing your dentures to become loose. To ensure their optimal functionality, a reline or rebase may be necessary.

Relines

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 provide 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. The appearance of your dentures will not change.


Possible causes of bone or tissue change, requiring a reline, include:

  • Following immediate dentures

  • Tooth loss

  • Weight loss

  • Bone resorption in the upper or lower jaw

  • Illness or disease

Rebases

A rebase is similar to a reline, in that it 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 exact same place.


Possible reasons you might need a rebase, include:

  • Following immediate dentures

  • Modifying an existing denture to fit on implants

  • Broken denture

  • Weakened or old pink denture base

Soft Liners

A soft liner is a medical grade soft polymer material applied to the tissue-fitting surface of your hard denture base. Soft liners will stay soft over their life and behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. A soft liner can be applied 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.


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 by 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.

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