Dentures are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth and improve your smile. However, they can sometimes feel uncomfortable or fall out. This is often due to the fit of the dentures being off-centre or not fitting right into the mouth properly. You might be wondering if you can fix this yourself without having to see a dental prosthetist. While you might be able to, there’s good reason why you shouldn’t.
What Is Denture Relining?
Denture relining is the process of adding new material to the inside surface of a denture. Relining can be done to improve fit or to repair damage.
Relining is usually done with pink acrylic material, but it can also be done with other types of resin. The type of resin used depends on whether you want permanent or temporary relines.
Permanent dentures gold coast are usually made from acrylic and plastic resin that harden when cured at high temperatures. Some permanent dentures have metal liners that help hold their shape and provide support while they’re being worn. Permanent liners come in different thicknesses based on how much pressure they need to withstand while chewing food and talking.
Relining dentures at home is not recommended
Dentures are a medical device, and as such, it’s important that you use them correctly. If you’re considering relining your dentures yourself, keep in mind that this is a job for professionals. Dental prosthetists spend years learning how to make dentures from scratch and then even more time learning how to repair them. They know what materials work best for each type of mouth issue; there’s no guarantee that something purchased online will work well on your teeth! The same goes when deciding which product is right for fixing a broken denture piece—again dental prosthetists know what works best here so why risk working with unknown materials?
We don’t recommend relining your dentures at home. Dentures are not designed to be relined, and doing so can damage the soft tissue of your mouth.
While many products like GIC or PVS can be purchased over-the-counter and applied by you alone, they come with a warning: consult with your dental prosthetist first before using them. If you have any questions about whether or not you should use these products at home on your own dentures, reach out to the friendly team at Denture Care Professionals Australia.
There are many reasons why dentures can become loose. If you find that your dentures are moving around in your mouth or feel uncomfortable, it’s time to schedule an appointment to have them checked out! We have a lab onsite and can have your denture refitted and back to you in no time.
How long does it take to get denture relining done?
In many instances, you can have your denture relined in as little as a day. You’ll normally have a consultation in the morning and leave your denture at the clinic for relining and be able to pick it up that same afternoon. If your dental prosthetist doesn’t have a lab onsite, it may take longer.
How much will a denture reline cost?
It depends on the type of denture reline that you have done however, prices generally start at around $250 and go up from there.
In conclusion, we do not recommend that you try to reline your dentures yourself unless you have been trained by a professional. The risk of damaging your gums or breaking your dentures is just too great. In our opinion, it is best to leave this job up to the experts!