DENTURE RELINE OPTIONS
Types of Relines
Usually used for initial placement of dentures after extractions.
Acts as a "cushion" to anchor the denture properly in your mouth
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.
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