Types of Relines

Temporary liner
Usually used for initial placement of dentures after extractions.

Soft liner
Acts as a "cushion" to anchor the denture properly in your mouth

Hard liner
Last longer
Feels the same as your denture

Your denturist will do an evaluation to verify that a reline is the best treatment plan for you, answer any questions that you may have and discuss the financial aspects of your treatment plan.

Impression Appointment:
At this time, we will take your denture and grind out the inside to make room for the impression material and the new lining. We will then place impression material in your denture and place it in your mouth.

After the impression, you will need to leave your denture with us for up to 24 hours depending upon the type of reline you and your denturist have decided would be the best for you.

Reline Placement Appointment:
This appointment is scheduled for you to come in and have your denture placed. Your denturist may need to make some adjustments for you at this time and you may need to call for further follow up adjustments after you wear your denture for a couple of days. Remember, the inside of your denture is brand new, so if you should need more than one adjustment appointment, this is considered normal and varies from person to person.

If your dentures are causing you discomfort, it may be time for a reline. When you lose a tooth, the average person looses 1/2 mm of jawbone each year. Your gum tissues also shrink with the loss of jawbone. In ten years, that could equal 1/4 of an inch. Your gum tissue can shrink even more if you just lost a tooth, lost weight or have a medical condition, such as osteoporosis. As your gums shrink, your dentures no longer fit the way they used to. A reline can restore their fit.

Your Denturist can help you determine which reline is right for you.


Julie Stone, D.P.D

Discovery Denture Center

1700 Cooper Point Road SW  #B3  Olympia, WA 98502    Phone: 360-943-6290