Frequently Asked Questions
Standard reline – this uses the same hard acrylic material as the denture itself.
Soft reline -this is, as the name suggests a softer lining inside the denture which improves comfort in situations where a conventional hard acrylic can be sore.
Many people suffer difficulty with wearing a full lower denture, this is generally a result of a shallow flat ridge on which the denture rests. No matter how well your dentures have been made, they may not provide the same strong biting surface as natural teeth. Whether your dentures are new or you’ve had them a while, you may find that:
- Their retention and stability are affected by the structure of your mouth
- The level of suction that helps hold them in place (particularly the upper denture) varies with the amount of saliva you produce.
- You avoid foods like crusty bread, nuts and apples that may displace your dentures
- The pips and seeds of some fruits can get trapped underneath, causing irritation and pain.
Relining may improve the fit of your dentures, however sometimes the placement of implants in the lower jaw may be the only solution to an ill-fitting lower denture. Make an appointment with us to discuss your concerns with one of our providers.
Although we take every care to provide new dentures that are ‘problem free,’ just like new shoes, sometimes there are sore spots. This can be overcome with an adjustment. Most problems are minor – although they may not feel like it! Don’t let your mouth become sore before having an adjustment made.