What may start as an occasional problem with your dentures can quickly become a major nuisance. When your dentures start to feel loose, slip, or become uncomfortable, it’s time to turn to our expert team at Schaefer Denture Clinic for assistance. After 2-3 years the bone shrinks enough that your dentures need to be refitted.
Our professional denturists will work with you to create a brand new fit that is comfortable, stable, and secure.
A poor fit can cause your dentures to rub and irritate your gums. This causes gum and bone loss. Denture relining will restore a comfortable fit so you can enjoy your favorite foods and keep your jaw bone and gums healthy.
Over time, the fit and shape of your dentures can change due to normal wear and bone loss. Relining can help prolong the life of your dentures by keeping them in good condition for longer. A better fit also keeps your jaw bone healthy.
Keep your dentures securely in place and help slow bone loss. We will refit your dentures to ensure they fit as tightly as possible. This allows a more secure fit while keeping the pressure from eating even on the gums, which stimulates healthy bone.
Dentures that don't fit properly can lead to sore spots and sores on your gums, which can cause premature bone loss. Relining your dentures can reduce sore spots and allow you to eat comfortably again.
Your denturist will assess your dentures and jaw to determine if a reline or refit is the right option for you.
To refit your denture, your denturist will take an impression of your gums inside of your dentures. This ensures the dentures will fit better while not changing the bite of the look of the dentures.
Once your denturist has a custom impression, we use it to create a fit that is comfortable and secure. We will carefully change impression material into brand new denture resin.
After the resin has fully hardened and cured, your dentures will be trimmed and polished smooth. We then insert your relined dentures, checking to make sure there are no initial sore spots or changes to the looks.
A hard reline uses a durable, heat and pressure cured resin to create a rigid and supportive base for your dentures. It's more durable and provides a tighter fit and longer lasting base.
A soft reline uses a less rigid, more flexible resin to provide a more comfortable fit. This type of relining is ideal for patients with sensitive gums or little to no jaw bone left.
A temporary reline may be done as part of a permanent relining process. It is applied to your dentures for a short period of time, to allow your gums and bone to heal or change. It is then removed once we are ready to start the permanent reline treatment.