Denture Relines – Denture Repair in Chicago

A doctor examining the dentures of an elderly patient When you receive new dentures in Chicago, they will typically fit your mouth very securely as they have been designed specifically for your gums. As time goes on, your gum tissues will change, and the fit of the denture will become looser and thus more prone to movements inside your mouth. Having the denture professionally relined everyone one to two years will keep the denture secure and functional.

Hard Reline

All full dentures should have a hard reline every two years. Kenilworth Dental Associates removes a layer of plastic from the denture’s interior surface, and then fills the denture with a putty-like material which conforms to the contours of your mouth, creating an accurate impression. The denture is sent to the lab where it is adjusted to the new shape of your gum tissue. This results in maximum contact between the denture and your mouth.

Soft Reline

Some patients are unable to wear ordinary dentures because of tender gums or sore spots. Our holistic dentist in Chicago may recommend relining the denture with a material that stays pliable for one to two years before needing replacement. This material is much less likely to give the patient sore spots that the standard hard reline acrylic. Patients experiencing these problems may also consider a more permanent solution of implant-retained dentures.

Temporary Relines

If dentures have not been serviced in quite some time, a patient’s gums may be red, swollen, or misshapen.  This creates problems in taking impressions for a hard or soft reline and may lead to a denture that would perpetuate the problem.

A temporary, or palliative (medicated), reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit more tightly, and it is usually soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums return to a more normal state. The patient is then ready for their new denture or hard reline.

When you need denture repair in Chicago, or denture relines, contact our holistic dentists today.