Denture Relines & Repairs
What is a reline ?
This is a simple procedure where we re-fit the inside surfaces of your dentures to ensure they are fitting properly. This procedure usually takes two days.
Everyone should have their dentures relined every 2-3 years to ensure that they are fitting properly. You should never wear a loose, ill-fitting denture for extended periods of time; it can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your mouth, often with little or no pain involved. Everyone should have their dentures checked at least once every two years to ensure good oral health.
The purpose of a reline is to improve the fit of your denture. A reline is ideal when a denture becomes loose or when it is irritating your gums. Thus, a reline helps to a make a denture more comfortable to wear. Relines are often needed as a result of your jaw tissues changing, such as becoming smaller. This process is known as "resorption" and can happen over a period of months to years.
Resorption can happen for a number of reasons including:
* Weight loss
* Tooth loss
* Bone loss
Repair: More often than not, your denturist will be able to restore your damaged dentures to its original state. A denture may need to be repaired due to breakage, chipping, wear and tear, or when additional teeth need to be added.
Some repairs need an impression in conjunction with repair. Never try to fix the denture yourself or use glue. Most repairs can be completed within a day. If your denture is in need of a repair, it may indicate other underlying problems, such as old age, worn teeth or a poor fit. Your denturist can help you keep your denture in good shape