The shape of our mouths is constantly changing, that’s why from time to time you will need to have your dentures relined. On average, dentures need to be checked every two years to ensure a correct fit and it is suggested that a denture is re-lined every 2-3 years.
New Dentures – If you receive your first dentures and once healing has occurred after 3-6 months, you will need a reline of your denture depending if you have immediate and final dentures they should be relined. If a new one needs to be made your DP (dental prosthetist) will be able to make any changes or adjustments that are required. If a new denture is to be made, you will be able to use the immediate denture as a spare “emergency denture” in now and in the future.
Failure to reline an immediate denture (or the final fabricated) may allow tissue to grow into your denture, causing discomfort and soreness.
You’re always welcome to ask us for an estimate of costs to reline or remake your denture once your mouth and gum has healed. If you have any further questions or require further information regarding immediate or final dentures call us at 9440 1540 for a free consultation or to book an appointment.
A re-line is re-newing the fitting surface of the denture where an impression is taken in the denture. The old base is replaced with a new base and therefore, the fit is like a new denture. The re-line will now discourage food from going under your denture. It will also give you comfort and stability in your mouth. FYI information and depending on all circumstances relining can be achieved with cold cured acrylic and tissue conditioner or self-cured acrylic. Using self-cured acrylic will give us the possibility to fix minor defects, correct extensions or the denture in total.
Most health funds and the Department of Veteran Affairs offer a rebate every two years or at the discretion of the dental professional.
At Direct Denture Care we offer a same day reline service. Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.