Posted on 4/10/2019 by Dr. Hallas
|Dentures are an affordable and good way to replace lost teeth. Whether a person requires a full or a partial denture, it is one way to help overall oral health. But dentures are not perfect. Cover time they can change. The gums and the shape or contour of the mouth can also change.
All of this can lead to problems that make dentures uncomfortable or that cause more damage to the gums. Denture relining can help with the problems that dentures present.
The Purpose of Denture ReliningBecause the shape and control of the gums and dentures can change over time, they do not always fit the way they should. Dentures that do not fit properly can damage the gums and lead to problems with the gums including gum disease. Gaps between the dentures and the gums because they no longer fit properly can create a place for bacteria to grow.
Denture relining is an option that helps restore the proper fit of the dentures. It presents an affordable option to replacing the dentures entirely.
There are two options for denture relining. They are a soft relining and a hard relining. It is a good idea to understand the differences between the two options.
It is not a good idea to ignore dentures that do not fit properly. A denture reline can offer the best solution. If you have an interest in this or any other dental topic, contact our office to schedule an appointment today.