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|There are two different
types of denture relines commonly available, hard relines and soft relines.
Both types of relines can either be performed in office or chairside or
by a dental laboratory; there are advantages and disadvantages to both
methods. Since your mouth and the dental ridges change or shrink
over time, a denture reline is necessary to keep your denture fitting well
and to prevent your dental ridges from "dissolving" more rapidly.
Some of the
newer hard relines can be performed in office or chairside and still be
considered long lasting. With an office reline the reline material is cured
in the office at the time of the reline. Because of the nature of material
used it is not considered as accurate and long lasting as a laboratory
A Laboratory Reline
is still considered the best type of reline available and the longest lasting.
The plastic is processed and cured in the laboratory in the same way that
the plastic of the original denture is cured. The biggest disadvantage
of a Laboratory Reline will require that you are without your denture during
the laboratory phase.
A soft reline can
be performed either in office or chairside or in the lab. Neither is considered
as long lasting as a hard reline. In the case of soft relines the laboratory
reline is considered superior to a charside reline.
Reasons for a Denture
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[All About Full Dentures]
Better fit, a relined
denture "stays in better"
A better fitting denture
helps the dental ridges stay healthy
Helps a denture last
Helps with proper nutrition
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