Dentures 4 U
Christian Iturriaga, DPD
Denturist located in Kennewick, WA
Are your dentures loose or painful? If so, schedule a denture reline with the caring team at Dentures 4 U in Kennewick, Washington. Christian offers quick and easy adjustments, as well as more in-depth relining. Avoid further complications by getting your dentures relined right away. Book your complimentary consultation over the phone today.
Denture Relines Q & A
What are denture relines?
Denture relines are material that Christian adds to the inner plate portion of your dentures. The inner plate hugs your gums.
Denture relines ensure that your dentures remain comfortable. When your dentures fit right, your gums, oral tissue, and underlying jawbone structure are less likely to shift.
Why might I need my dentures relined?
If you experience changes in the fit of your dentures, it may be time to get them relined. Most often, these changes come from issues such as the following:
- Lost or broken denture parts
- Shifting bone and/or soft tissue in your mouth
- Denture warping from boiling water
- Denture cracks or fractures from pressure
When Christian relines your dentures, they make them conform to any new changes in your tissue and bone structure so that they fit snugly and securely.
If you don’t get poorly fitting dentures relined, you run the risk of developing complications like the following:
- Fungal infections
- Tissue overgrowth
- Trapped food and plaque
Ill-fitting dentures also make it harder to eat, talk, and feel confident. On top of that, they can be painful.
Regardless of the state of your dentures, the American College of Prosthodontists recommends that you get them relined at most every three to five years. As a rule of thumb, if you have two denture implants, you should have them relined every two years. If you have three or more, get them relined every three to five years.
How long does a denture reline take?
How long it takes to get your dentures relined depends on the size and scope of adjustments that Christian needs to make. For example, they can amend dentures with minor issues within five to six hours. For larger repairs though, they may require impressions of your mouth before they can properly reline your dentures. Large repairs can take up to several days in some cases.
Denture pain bites. If you think you might need denture relines, go straight to the source. Drop into Dentures 4 U for a quick repair or make an appointment over the phone today.