Our mouths are constantly changing due to a variety of factors. When natural teeth are extracted, the bones and gums can move and shift causing your dentures to fit improperly and leave them vulnerable to breakage. Poorly fitting dentures do not always have to be replaced. Often, they can be relined or refitted by a denturist.
It is important to visit your denturist if you notice that your dentures are loose or just do not fit comfortably anymore. An improper fit often causes dentures to break while eating because the pressure of biting is no longer evenly distributed. To avoid this, see your denturist as soon as possible after noticing changes.
The Relining Process
In order to complete a relining procedure, the bite position, existing teeth and acrylic base must be in good condition and not excessively worn.
The first step in the process is to take an impression of the oral tissue. Then, depending on what is needed to improve the fit of the denture, new acrylic base material is added to your denture or sometimes some of the material from the tissue side or fitting surface of the denture is removed and the denture is rebuilt to match the shape of your mouth. This will make your denture fit more securely and feel more comfortable.
Often times, denture relines can extend the life of your denture and allow patients to chew better, improving their overall health and nutrition. Relines are recommended every two to three years to ensure they are continuing to fit properly. Contact the office of James Bay Denturists to learn more about our denture relining services in Victoria or to schedule your appointment.