Denture relines are a necessary part of maintaining a healthy mouth.
Most people that have dentures are aware that as time goes on gums tend to shrink. Think of how much your face changes over a period of five years. Similarly, the inside of our mouths also changes over time. While the jaw changes, the hard plastic does not. Often, the result of this is a relatively small space between the denture and the gums. This space is often too small to notice with the naked eye but is enough to cause discomfort, sore spots, and can even break the seal that holds the denture in place. A denture reline can be thought of as the process of filling this space or updating the fit of the denture.
Reline treatment is usually a must if you recently lost natural teeth and the gum has healed accordingly. The denture that fits over these areas will need an upgrade to fit right as explained earlier. While regularly visiting our denture clinic near Springfield can help us check often if you need a denture reline, you can also keep a regular check of your own to identify if you need one.