Denture Relines

Photo: A doctor examining the dentures of an elderly patient New dentures will typically fit your mouth securely, as they have been designed specifically for you.

As time goes on, your gum tissues will change and the fit of the denture will become less secure and thus more prone to movement. Having the denture professionally relined every two to five years will keep the appliance secure and functional.

For more information about Denture Relines or to schedule a consult with Dr. D. Fritz or Dr. J. Fritz, please use our Appointment form or call our office in Bettendorf, IA at Quad City Prosthodontic Specialists Bettendorf Office Phone Number 563-332-3691.

Hard Reline

All full dentures may need a hard reline every two to five years. An impression is made inside your existing denture. It is then sent to the lab, where the impression material is replaced with hard acrylic. This results in a more secure fit of the denture in your mouth.

Temporary Relines

If dentures have not been serviced in quite some time, a patient’s gums may be red, swollen, or misshapen. This creates problems in taking impressions for a new hard or soft reline and may lead to a denture that would perpetuate the problem.

A temporary, or palliative (medicated) reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit much more tightly, and is usually soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums return to a more normal state. The patient is then ready for his new dentures or hard reline.


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Quad City Prosthodontic Specialists

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.

Please contact our office by phone at 563-332-3691. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm. Please visit our Scheduling page fore more information.

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