New dentures will typically fit your mouth very securely as it has been designed specifically for you. As time goes on, the tissues and bone will resorb, so the fit of the denture will become more loose and more prone to movement inside your mouth. Having it professionally relined will keep the denture secure and functional.
Dr. Dina removes a layer of pink acrylic material 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.
Some patients are unable to wear traditional dentures because of tender gums, sore spots, or sharp bony areas. A soft liner is a layer of soft, pliable material that is fitted between the surface of the denture and your oral tissues to absorb shock. Soft liners can stay pliable for one to two years before needing replacement. This material is much less likely to give the patient sore spots than the standard hard reline acrylic. Soft liners require regular follow-up visits with your dentist to examine the fit of the dentures and your general oral health.
Patients experiencing these problems should seriously consider a more permanent solution of implant-retained dentures.