Relines & Denture Suction
Hard Relines or Rebases
Denture relines involve adding plastic to the fitting surface of the denture to provide an improved fit. The process can normally be completed in a working day. An impression of the denture will be taken first thing in a morning by the Clinical Dental Technician. The denture will then be fitted later the same day. Relines are required after time and gum tissue changes, they will then restore the retentive qualities of the denture. These changes to gum tissue are quite normal and are mainly caused by bone loss and aging.
Soft Liners for Dentures
In some cases a soft liner (also known as a Soft Reline) can be added to a denture, normally the lower denture to act as a shock absorber and provide additional comfort. A soft liner is suitable for patients with severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of a denture or Chromic Soreness.