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Denture Reline

Denture relining is the process of resurfacing the surfaces of the denture that contact the oral soft tissues to assure a proper and comfortable fit. Receding bones and gums, change in the oral tissues, and shift in the jaw alignment increase the need for denture reline. It is of two types: soft and hard relines and is done with the help of stick compound and medium body impression material.

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I am not happy with my new dentures. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I just received my permanent dentures. The midline is off and it catches my eye every time I look in the mirror. The dentures are pretty loose as well. The dentist did have me do a try-in step with wax, but I thought because they were loose, the dentures appeared crooked. Can permanent...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fit can be improved by adjusting the flanges of the denture and also by relining the denture. If the teeth are not set with a proper midline, then the dentist can try to manipulate the teeth and adjust it. But, it is a temporary solution. So, the most appropriate...  Read Full »

Do I face sore gums due to the denture pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an upper plate and my natural teeth on the bottom. I am on my second plate and it fits very well. My problem is I constantly bite them together. And now I have very sore upper gums from the pressure. I also wear them 24/7. I take them out daily for cleaning. What can I do to eas...  Read Full »


Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, stop wearing the plate (denture) for a week and apply gum paint there to make the gum tissue healthy again. After that, when you start wearing the plate again do not wear it all day. Wear it in the daytime only and you need to remove it at night and kee...  Read Full »

I am using denture liners. How can I remove this stuff without messing up my denture?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using a denture liner. How can I remove this stuff without messing up my denture? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Soft denture liners come with the stick or spoon-like instruments. It would be best if you put it on by using these things. When you wear your dentures, ensure that you do not put too much liner on them. Put some drops of liner on it or make a thin lining if you have li...  Read Full »

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