Denture Relines Specialist

Patrick Allen, LD -  - Denturist

Central Maine Denture

Patrick Allen, LD

Denturist located in Bangor, ME & Waterville, ME

Your dentures may be in need of a little TLC due to wear and tear. Patrick Allen, LD offers dental appliance repair services, including denture relines, to help you speak, smile, and chew again with ease. If you live in or near Bangor, Maine, call Central Maine Denture or request an appointment online today to learn more about denture relines.

Denture Relines Q & A

What is a denture reline?

A denture reline is the dental method Patrick Allen uses to correct the tissue side of your denture. In other words, the process relines the surface of your denture that rests on your gum tissue with new material. This renews the fit of your appliance and extends its lifespan.

Patrick offers a few types of relines to repair your dentures, including:

  • Rebase: refits your denture by replacing the entire base
  • Soft: allows for more protection and comfort if you suffer from sensitive gums with little or no bone support

Why do I need a denture reline?

The way the tissue side of your denture base fits over your jawbone ridge is an important factor in the stability, comfort, and function of your dentures. Over time, your jawbone shrinks. This affects the longevity of your dental appliance, which eventually results in the need for a denture reline.

Apart from this bone loss in your jaw, other reasons you may need a denture reline include:

  • Tooth loss
  • Weight loss
  • Sickness or disease
  • General physiological aging

What can I expect with a denture reline?

First, Patrick takes an impression of the oral tissues inside your denture. Next, he adds new acrylic material to the base of your denture to correct its fit without changing the appearance of the appliance. Once the reline process is complete, your denture will fit more comfortably, feel more stable, and discourage food from getting under your dental appliance and irritating your gums.

Typically, your dentures should be relined once every 3-5 years. This is a regular part of the denture maintenance process. Relines help you maintain the health of your oral tissues, as well as the bone support of your denture.

Patrick will discuss your options to ensure you agree on the best plan for your lifestyle. Call Central Maine Denture today or request an appointment online.