New dentures will typically fit your mouth specifically for your gums. As time goes on, your gum tissues will change and the fit of the denture will become looser and thus more prone to movement inside your mouth. Having the denture professionally relined every one to two years will keep the denture secure and functional.
Hard Denture Reline
All full dentures should have a hard reline every two years. Dr. Kouri removes a layer of plastic from the dentures’ interior surface, and then fills the denture with a putty-like material that 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.
Most of the Hard Reline can be done in the same day if planed ahead of time for extra fee for rush service. please remember only a qualified Dental lab can do Hard reline correctly.
If dentures have not been serviced in quite some time, a patient’s gums may be red, swollen, or misshapen. This creates problems in taking impressions for a new hard or soft reline and may lead to a denture that would perpetuate the problem.
A temporary, or palliative (medicated) reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit much better, and is usually soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums return to a more normal state. The patient is then ready for his new denture or hard reline.