In the best of all possible worlds, false teeth last forever. But in fact, over time, the tissues in your mouth change, and even the best replacement teeth won't fit as well as they once did.
The preferred remedy - a new denture - isn't always feasible or affordable. Dentures are expensive - that's why there are denture relines.
Albeit a temporary solution to slippery dentures, there is no denying that relining can make a difference in how you look, relieve any soreness and, most of all, bolster your self-confidence. And that's important.
So what does relining involve?
There are two ways to go about it. A reline can be fashioned by a dental laboratory. Your prosthodontist takes impressions in his/her office, and the lab rebuilds your prosthodontics in about 24 hours. Optionally, they can reform the liner for you in a single visit. The reline material, a kind of plastic, is cast directly in your mouth and allowed to set. A "quick" reline, though, probably won't last as long as the lab-processed version.
In any case, you'll gain what is called "vertical dimension," new height to your face. The result is a more youthful appearance, and a renewed sense of control. Call your denturist to schedule an evaluation appointment. Or fill out the search form above to search for a dentist.
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