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Relines Specialist

Cumberland Denture Center

Denture Specialist & General Dentistry located in Corbin, KY

If your dentures are starting to feel loose and uncomfortable, it could be time for a denture reline. At Cumberland Denture Center in Corbin, Kentucky, denture specialist Paula Gill, DMD, and her team of experts can reline your dentures so they fit comfortably once again. A denture reline is a simple treatment to change the lining of your dentures. For more information, call Cumberland Denture Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Relines Q & A

What is a denture reline?

A denture reline is a simple procedure that reshapes and adds material to the soft tissue portion of your gums, so it sits more securely and comfortably in your mouth. The Cumberland Denture Center team typically recommends denture relines to patients struggling with loose-fitting dentures.

Are there different types of denture relines?

There are three main types of denture relines to consider when you visit Cumberland Denture Center:

Hard reline

When you come in for a hard reline your denture specialist removes some of the material from the underside of your denture and places putty in the areas that rest against your gums and the roof of your mouth.

Next, they use this putty to make an impression of your mouth. Once the putty hardens, the team uses it as a mold to add new material to your denture. This helps create a more comfortable, secure fit.

Soft reline

Cumberland Denture Center typically recommends a soft reline if you’re struggling to wear your dentures because your gums are too sore. Swollen, sore gums often develop when your dentures don’t fit right. The team can reline your dentures with a soft material that feels comfortable against your sore gums.

While a soft reline is considered to be more comfortable than a traditional hard reline, it also requires more adjustments.

Why would I need a denture reline?

Poor-fitting dentures are typically the result of changes to the underlying bone and soft tissues in your mouth or problems with the denture itself. Over time, your gums can start to shrink, causing your dentures to loosen. If you have loose-fitting dentures, you could experience one or more of the following problems:

  • Shifting dentures
  • Difficulty eating
  • Gum pain
  • Discomfort
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Slurred speech
  • Clicking noise when eating

Without proper treatment, poor-fitting dentures can cause ulcers, chronic inflammation, and even oral cancer. To schedule a denture reline with Cumberland Denture Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.