If your dentures are no longer comfortable
or secure, it’s time for a reline.
Over time, dentures can fall or slip out of place. This denture misalignment typically results from gum resorption, which is a combination of very small changes that take place in the gum for a period of time. After a while, these small changes add up and make it difficult for a denture to stay in place.
Vranjes Denture Clinic in Ottawa recommends getting denture relines every two to three years to avoid any misalignment. Denture relines are essentially a placement of a new fitting surface on a denture to help the denture fit properly. This results in a proper fitting denture that will feel better and be less likely to break. And it will help you avoid having to pay for us to remake your dentures entirely. Contact us to book an appointment to get your dentures relined!
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If you have sensitive gum tissues and you’re getting sores from your dentures, a soft denture reline can help. A soft reline involves pliable and comfortable materials like rubber or wax to reline your dentures. A soft reline will typically last for 1-2 years.
Hard denture relining is the standard and the most common type of denture relining procedure. A hard reline uses acrylic material to provide a long-lasting and more comfortable fit for your dentures.
A temporary denture reline is only meant to last a few weeks and are intended for when your gums are too sore or inflamed from your existing dentures. This type of denture reline is typically done with a medicated material that helps reduce inflammation.
Relining a denture is the process of adding material to the inner plate that hugs your gums to conform to any changes in the underlying soft or hard tissue in your mouth. A set of dentures can also be relined to replace broken parts of the denture.
A denture reline is typically recommended every 3-5 years in order to improve the function, fit, and feel of your denture. Over time, your jaw bone and soft tissues change due to shrinkage and it can alter the way in which your denture fit your mouth. A reline will adjust the fit of your denture to any changes in your jaw bone or tissues.
Soft Denture Reline – A soft denture reline involves the addition of pliable and comfortable materials to change the fit of your dentures. A soft reline can help with sensitive gum tissues and sores from dentures. They will typically last for 1-2 years.
Hard Denture Reline – A hard denture reline is the most common type of relining procedure. A hard reline uses acrylic materials to provide a comfortable and longer-lasting fit for your dentures.
Temporary Denture Reline – A temporary denture reline is only meant to a short term solution for sore/inflamed gums. They will typically last a few weeks and will help reduce inflammation before moving to a longer term solution.
Most dentures will eventually need to be relined because of the natural changes in soft tissue and jaw structure. Without a denture reline, your denture won’t fit as well as your gums continue to change. Denture relining is also a solution for small breaks, cracks, or chips and can help if your dentures start to feel loose.
A denture reline is typically a pretty quick process. If you’re getting a soft denture reline, in can be done in as little as a couple of minutes at the dentist’s office.
However, a hard reline will require your dentures and impressions to be sent to a lab and the process can take a couple of days to a few weeks. If you need a temporary reline, the process may also take a few weeks.
The cost of a denture reline procedure can vary depending on:
Hard denture relines are typically more expensive than soft relines as they provide a longer term solution with better materials. Contact our team today to get an examination and to get an accurate price for your denture relining needs!
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