Are you a candidate for a Soft Reline? A soft liner is a layer of soft, pliable material that is fitted between the surface of a denture and your oral tissues. It absorbs shock between the hard base of your denture and your gums. Soft liners can be used when creating new dentures or retrofitted into existing dentures.
Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals with receded and flattened gum tissues that do not respond well to the stress of dentures. They may also be a suitable solution for patients with chronically sore gum tissues or gums with sharp bony areas.
Soft liners do require regular follow-up visits with Aaron C. Polk, D.D.S. Dentistry to examine the fit of the dentures and general oral health.
Do you need a Hard Reline? New dentures will typically fit your mouth very securely as Aaron C. Polk, D.D.S. Dentistry designs prostheses specifically for your gums. As times goes on, your gum tissues will change, and the fit of the denture may become more loose and thus more prone to movement inside your mouth. Having your denture professionally relined by Aaron C. Polk, D.D.S. Dentistry every one to two years will keep the prostheses secure and functional.