To reline a denture new base material is added to the tissue side of the denture to help maintain a proper fit. The reline consists of your Denturist taking an impression inside your existing denture. A reline of your denture will only affect the fit and not the appearance.
Relines are required when tissue changes have occurred due to resorption or shrinkage. This can be due to a loss of weight, loss of bone, loss of teeth, ageing, disease or illness. A reline will not correct any problems associated with worn down teeth or an incorrect bite.
Usually a reline is completed on the same day; our patients come in to the office in the morning and return in the afternoon. We generally encourage our patients to bring an old set of dentures with them so they do not need to leave the office with nothing in their mouth.
Some relines can be done chair side and therefore the patient does not need to be without their teeth, but this would be assessed by the denturist.
If you think you require a reline of your denture, or if you would like an assessment; you can contact our office 905-459-7442. Or visit our website www.bramptondentureclinic.com