General maintenance: Denture reline
A large part of caring for your denture is realising it‘s not a case of ‘buy, fit and forget’. Your mouth is a dynamic environment in constant flux due to ageing, your health, wear and tear on your teeth, and shrinking bone and mouth tissues. These factors can adversely affect the appearance and life span of your denture.
Maintaining your denture means preserving a good fit, so no undue pressure is exerted on the denture causing it to crack or split under duress of chewing. A well-fitting denture also ensures the wearer’s comfort, avoiding sore spots or rubbing on soft tissues or gums.
Northern Rivers Denture Clinic recommends maintenance checks every 12 months and a denture reline when recommended by your dental prosthetist, or at least every 2 years. A reline restores the initial close fit you enjoyed when your denture was new. A thin lining inserted on the inside of your denture, improves contact with your gums, and therefore the denture’s stability and suction.
If you need extra incentive to care for an asset like your denture, our warranty against faulty materials or workmanship extends only to those who attend their recall examinations and attend to prosthetist-prescribed denture maintenance like denture relines.