Relines & Denture Suction
Hard Relines or Rebases
Denture relines involve adding plastic to the fitting surface of the denture to provide an improved fit. The process can normally be completed in a working day. An impression of the denture will be taken first thing in a morning by the Clinical Dental Technician. The denture will then be fitted later the same day. Relines are required after time and gum tissue changes, they will then restore the retentive qualities of the denture. These changes to gum tissue are quite normal and are mainly caused by bone loss and aging.
Soft Liners for Dentures
In some cases a soft liner (also known as a Soft Reline) can be added to a denture, normally the lower denture to act as a shock absorber and provide additional comfort. A soft liner is suitable for patients with severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of a denture or Chromic Soreness.
Improved Denture Suction
TCS Suction Cups
TCS suction cup dentures are designed to improve the fit of a denture. They utilise a number of small suction cups to help the denture stay in place. They are formed from soft silicone rubber which gently grips the gum tissue holding the denture in place. The suction cups are similar to a soft liner and provides added comfort by cushioning the gums.
These can be fitted to any old dentures with a traditional reline technique, or fitted to new dentures. This process normally takes 24 hours to complete.