After wearing dentures for a while, occasional denture relining may become necessary for our Belle River clients. With our denture specialists local to Belle River and ready to serve you, restoring your denture fit with denture relining, is as easy as we can make it.
If you have begun to notice that your dentures no longer fit tightly, you have difficulty speaking clearly, and have developed gum irritation and/or mouth sores, denture relining may be the solution you need. A snug fit between the pink portion of your denture or denture base, against your gum tissues, also known as the ‘edentulous ridge’, is important to maintain good oral health and comfort.
What causes dentures to become loose and require relining?
Dentures may become loose and need relining when gum tissue changes occur due to resorption or shrinkage, caused by loss of weight, lost teeth, loss of bone, ageing, disease or illness, or a combination of these factors.
A relatively simple process is used to reline your denture. It involves adding base material to the tissue surface of your denture so it will more accurately correspond to the changed form of your gum tissues (edentulous ridge). By using your existing denture as a tray, an impression is taken of your ridges in their current shape. This impression is then filled with a stone-like material which will harden to form a model which corresponds to the present shape of your ridge. We then use this impression to adapt your dentures to the current shape of your ridge and mouth, making your dentures fit like new.
Call the Denture Specialists to book your denture relining appointment today!
If it’s time to have your existing dentures reviewed, and you are local to Belle River, Ontario, you can drop by our state of the art denture clinic today, to assess whether denture relining can improve the fit of your dentures.