The requirement for relining occurs when bone and tissues change due to shrinkage.
Possible causes may be
- Post immediate dentures
- Tooth loss
- Weight loss
- Bone loss in the upper or lower jaw
- Sickness or disease
- General physiological aging
The bite position, existing teeth and acrylic base(s) must be in good condition and not worn to provide a reline procedure.
An impression is taken inside your denture(s) to provide a working model. New acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit. The appearance of your dentures will not change.
The procedure is similar to relining. The difference being is that, a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material. The existing teeth remain in the exact same place.
SOFT LINER BENEFITS
If your denturist has meticulously adjusted your dentures fit and you are still unable to find comfort with your denture, you may want to consider a soft liner.
Soft liners are appropriate for:
- Flat or nearly at gum tissues
- Gums with thin tissues over bony areas
- Chronically sore gum tissues