DENTURE RELINES IN ARNOLD, MO
ADVICE AND TIPS FOR DENTURE CARE
Dentures are commonly used to replace missing teeth. New dentures typically fit your mouth very securely because they have been designed specifically for your gums. Over time, your gum tissues change. The fit of the denture changes becoming more loose and prone to movement in your mouth.
Having your dentures professionally relined every 1-2 years ensures a more secure, functional fit. Meramec Family Dentistry offers professional denture relines in Arnold, MO to ensure your dentures fit comfortably.
Full dentures should receive a hard reline every two years. Meramec Family Dentistry removes a layer of plastic from the interior of the dentures. A putty-like material fills the denture and conforms to the contours of your mouth to create an impression.
The denture is sent to an off-site lab to be adjusted for the new shape of your gum tissue. The end result is improved maximum contact between the device and your mouth.
Some patients cannot wear traditional dentures because of tender gums or sore spots. Meramec Family Dentistry may recommend relining the denture with a material that stays pliable for one to two years before needing replacement. This softer material is less likely to cause sore spots than the standard hard reline acrylic.
Patients experiencing these problems may also consider implant-retained dentures, which are a more permanent solution.
When dentures are not serviced regularly, a patient’s oral health is affected. The gums may become red, swollen, or misshapen. This creates problems taking impressions for a new reline and may lead to a denture that would continue or worsen the problem.
A temporary, or palliative (medicated) reline material may be recommended to give the inflammation time to subside. This reline helps the denture fit more snugly. The material is soft and pliable. Within a few weeks, the gums should have time to heal and return to normal. At this point, the patient can get a new denture or hard reline.