Get your denture relines at Smiles & Beyond Denture Clinic in Edmonton
Denture relining may be a procedure you are familiar with. In recent years, denture relining procedures have evolved, and what you have your denture lined with can be as important as when.
As time goes on, the bony ridges and gum tissue that supports your dentures resorb. When your natural teeth are extracted, nothing is left to support the surrounding tissue. This bone loss occurs at different rates from patient to patient, but for most, it is a measurable change every 1 to 3 years. As this change occurs, dentures become more loose.
Symptoms of less stability when chewing, food making its way under your dentures, or more frequent sore spots are common indications change has taken place. Some patients experience no noticeable symptoms at all, despite that, shrinkage is ongoing. Ill fitting dentures left unchecked can lead to more rapid loss of ridge, making it more difficult for patients to wear dentures in later years.
This is where relining comes in. At Smiles & Beyond Denture Clinic, Through a simple impression technique inside your old denture, a new mould of your ridges can be obtained. The fitting surfaces of your dentures are removed and rebuilt utilizing these new records. When the denture is returned and refitted back into the patient’s mouth the result is an accurate fit, much like a brand new denture. It should be noted, dentures going through this process must still have proper bite alignment for relining to be successful. A simple examination by your Denturist at Smiles & Beyond will assess your dentures in this regard.
Soft liners for your Dentures
Patients who suffer chronic discomfort wearing lower dentures will often benefit with a layer of soft compressible material between their gums and acrylic denture bases. This layer acts much like a shock absorber and can increase patient comfort dramatically. At Smiles & Beyond Denture Clinic, we use Molloplast B. This can be processed in at a time of denture construction, or relined into an existing denture.
The average life span of these linings ranges from two to five years.
Whether you choose a soft or hard base, relines are an excellent way to keep your dentures working well while protecting your gums from premature shrinkage.
For your convenience, Smiles & Beyond Denture Clinic offers same day relines. Call ahead and you will have your dentures completely relined within the same day of your appointment. All of this is done on-site.
Contact our office today if you have more questions about the services at our denture clinic. (780) 761-3434.