If you have dentures that have felt less comfortable lately, it might be time for a denture reline. Anthony J. Hansen, LD, at Hansen Denture Center in Bellingham, Washington, provides denture relining as an affordable, quick, and straightforward way of reshaping the side of your dentures that rests against your gums. Dr. Hansen and his team can complete your reline in one day. Call the office or schedule your appointment online.
Dr. Hansen performs denture relining when your dentures no longer fit as they should, begin to loosen, and are uncomfortable. The reason for this can be because of changes to your jawbone and gums over the first few months of wearing your brand new dentures. Your jawbone begins to lose volume and your gums shrink, causing your dentures not to fit.
Since you can’t place your dentures in your mouth correctly, Dr. Hansen and his team add a new layer of material on the base of your dentures. This fills in the gap between your gum tissue and denture base. In most cases, this can be completed in one day.
Soft relines are wonderful if you struggle to wear your dentures because of tender and sore gums. Additionally, this is a great option if you have little jawbone structure remaining in your lower jaw.
Dr. Hansen relines the base of your dentures with a material that stays flexible for around a year and a half. This material helps you wear your dentures because you’ll have fewer sore spots on your gums. The whole procedure takes roughly 30 minutes.
Hard denture relines are good for people who’ve had their dentures for at least six months or more. By this time, you’ve lost jawbone density and your gums are shrinking.
Dr. Hansen shapes your dentures in a similar manner to using a soft reline, but he does it using a similar material to your hardened denture base. The result is a more permanent reshaping that usually lasts for two to five years.
This type of reline is needed if your gums are swollen, red, and misshapen because Dr. Hansen hasn’t relined your dentures in a while. The problems with your gums can interfere with getting accurate impressions for a soft or hard reline.
Dr. Hansen uses a temporary reline material to make your denture fit tightly while allowing your gums to return to a healthy state.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your dentures checked and relined, it’s important you call Hansen Denture Center today or book your appointment online.