I got my dentures relined two weeks ago and they are a mess. I took them to a place in town to save money. They fit too tight and are very gritty. I hate to think that I have to get them redone and that I’ve wasted money. Do I need to get them relined again or is there something I can do to loosen them up? I don’t know what I can do about the grit in my mouth, though. Thanks. – Lisette
Lisette – Dentures can be relined again. This time, be sure to take them to an experienced dentist who provides quality dentures and quality denture material.
Dentures need to be relined approximately every two years. The longer your teeth are missing, the more your jawbone resorbs or shrinks. The shrinking causes the dentures to loosen.
Your new dentist will let you know your options for relining your dentures. Liners have varying comfort levels depending on your jawbone density.
A permanent softliner has cushion and is long lasting. You will find it to be more comfortable than a standard permanent liner if you are experiencing sensitivity due to jawbone deterioration. Softliners require diligent care to keep it clean so that your mouth and breath will be clean.
If it’s within your budget, speak with your new dentist about securing your dentures with dental implants. The implants will stabilize your dentures and prevent them from slipping around. You will notice that you can speak and eat better with dentures. Also, the implants will prevent further jawbone shrinkage.
This post is sponsored by the San Jose dentists of Hillsdale Dental Care.