What Is a Denture Reline?

In the following video, Brent Bradford, DDS, explains our service of adjusting and refitting upper and lower dentures that have become loose due to natural changes in facial structure.

A denture reline is a common procedure required when a conventional denture starts to fit less securely over time. This usually happens because, after teeth are extracted, the gum tissue undergoes a natural process of shrinkage or resorption, leading to a looser-fitting denture.

This can result in the denture wobbling, moving around, causing discomfort, or even creating sore spots on the gums. To address this, we ask patients to return to our office.

We then use their existing denture as a custom impression tray to take an updated mold of their current gum tissue, which reflects the changes that have occurred. This impression is sent to our dental lab, where the interior of the denture is refilled and adjusted to compensate for the changes in the gum tissue, ensuring a snugger, more comfortable fit.

If you’re experiencing issues with your denture fit, please contact us. We’re here to assess whether a reline is necessary and to help you enjoy a comfortable and functional denture once again.


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Dr. Brent Bradford

Dr. Brent A. Bradford welcomes you to his general and family dental practice located in the North Medical Center in Liverpool, New York. Dr. Bradford takes an interest in the impact that oral health can have on the overall health of his patients, in addition to helping them maintain or achieve a feeling of self-confidence related to their teeth and smile.

Dr. Bradford particularly enjoys helping patients in the areas of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. His aesthetic work includes bleaching, bonding and veneers. His restorative dentistry goes beyond crown and bridge work to include the innovative mini dental implants.

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