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Denture Relines

Relining a denture is essential to keeping your dentures in good shape.

Getting dentures is an extensive choice, and you probably have many questions about the process and how to keep them in good shape. It’s important to develop a regimen for caring for your dentures, including how to clean them and what to do if they don’t fit well. Many people think getting dentures is a one-time thing, but they need to be cared for regularly to ensure they last as long as possible.

When should you get your dentures relined? Keep reading to find out some beneficial information on denture relining.

What Is Denture Realignment?

Full or partial removable dentures supported by dental implants inserted on the same day as tooth extractions are known as immediate dentures. Transitioning from natural teeth to dentures is a regular dental operation that many people prefer. With immediate dentures, you won’t have to worry about going without teeth for an extended amount of time and may leave the dentist’s office with a new smile immediately.


What Are the Benefits of Getting a Denture to Reline?

In plain words, a reline updating the denture’s lining. The goal of a reline is to get the denture back to its original size and shape so that it fits better on the gums.

Denture Reline Procedure

Removable dentures require routine maintenance, including a reline, dentist visits, missing teeth replacement, and cleanings. However, the relining process can sometimes be completed in a single day, allowing you to return to using your dentures the same evening.

The first step in getting your dentures or partials relined is to visit the dentist and check them out to see how they are doing. They will look at your problem and decide if relining is the best way to fix it. Dentures might get loose over time, but a minor adjustment can do wonders for the fit. If, however, your once-comfortable denture has become looser than usual over time and you’ve taken to using denture adhesives to keep it in place, a reline may be the answer.
Types of denture relines

A standard reline of a denture is not the same as every other option. Depending on your needs, you can choose various relining methods and supplies. Patients who have lost a lot of weight and had their dentures relined may have them last longer. A reline can be used as a stopgap measure after a tooth is pulled or an implant is put in until the permanent device can fit properly.


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There are a few different types of relines:

  • Relining using Hard vs. Soft Material
  • Semi-permanent relines versus temporary reline
  • Laboratory-processed relines versus chairside


There is a wide variety of permutations within each of these classes. This means that a chairside method can provide a semi-permanent hard reline. Patients can enjoy the benefits of a reline without having to go without their dentures for any length of time thanks to chairside relines, in which reline material is placed directly to the denture’s interior and allowed to firm in the mouth. However, there is a cost involved. When you get your dentures relined at a dental lab, they usually last longer, have fewer problems and look more like when you first got them.

The gaps between the denture and the gums can be filled with a soft denture reline, which protects the gums and other soft tissues from damage. This reline technique has a lot going for it, but it isn’t right for everyone. People whose gums are fragile and sensitive to pressure and discomfort may benefit the most from this treatment. A soft reline performed in the dentist’s chair may only be a stopgap measure, but one performed in the lab will last much longer.
You need to be extra careful when cleaning soft relines because they don’t last as long and wear out more quickly. Soaking a denture in a commercial cleaner will damage the reline and shorten the life of the denture. The delicate reline material can be harmed by a brush as well.

Most denture wearers can benefit from the industry standard of reline dentures, known as a firm reline. This method fills in any flaws with an acrylic material that looks like the denture foundation. This makes the dentures look like a single unit. If your denture has been hard relined, you can continue to use the same care routines you would with a brand-new denture. Dentures with a hard reline tend to last longer, but they can be uncomfortable for people with susceptible gums.

We encourage you to trust the caring professionals at Cain Denture Centers to properly show you how to care for your dentures. If you choose wisely, you might be able to solve your problems without going over your budget if you use the right method. Patients often assume they need a reline if their denture is loose. That’s a possibility, but it’s not a given. Dentists who are up to snuff will figure out what’s causing your denture to feel uncomfortable and suggest a solution that works.

If your dentures are causing you pain, there is no reason to continue wearing them. Schedule a session right away to figure out what to do next.

Cain Denture Centers transformed more than just my smile; they transformed my life. Their commitment to quality, even at such affordable rates, is unmatched.

— Brian L

My journey with Cain Denture Centers was nothing short of exceptional. Every step from consultation to receiving my dentures was transparent, professional, and tailored to my needs.

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