At the Vandor Denture Centre in Selkirk, MB, our denture services include relines and softlining. Dentures should be relined because your mouth goes through natural changes over time. In fact, your gums are always changing shape no matter how long you've had dentures, yet dentures stay the same. Therefore, the fit will get worse as your gums change, which results in increased jawbone shrinkage and unhealthy gums. In order for your dentures to continue looking and fitting excellently, we suggest lower dentures should be relined every 2-3 years and upper dentures every 3-5 years.
What Is Relining?
When we reline your dentures, we add new acrylic material to the inside of your denture base. This will make your dentures rest snugly against your gums for a secure fit and a more comfortable feel. We don’t want your dentures to feel loose, unstable or painful.
Softliners: Increasing Your Comfort
Along with relines, you have the option of adding softlining to your denture. Softliners add extra comfort to your denture with a soft rubber layer as opposed to hard acrylic. This can make eating more pleasant.