Dentures are an excellent option for tooth replacement and can replicate the natural look and function of the teeth. However, some people find it difficult to adjust to the routine of wearing dentures daily. If you find that your dentures feel foreign in your mouth and are uncomfortable to wear, consider a soft liner alternative.
An expert team at the Bracebridge Denture Clinic can help you determine whether denture soft liner material is a good option for your set of dentures and your specific oral concerns. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your dentures look, fit, and feel exactly how you want them to.
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Soft liners for dentures are as common as dentures themselves. These soft materials are routinely used in removable prosthetic dentistry to ensure that dentures can be worn with comfort.
Soft denture liners are made from plasticized acrylic resins or silicone elastomers and are applied to the tissue-fitting surface of the acrylic denture base. When the dentures are worn, soft liners act as a shock-absorbing cushion when you are eating or talking.
As such, soft denture liners provide relief to sore oral tissues, improves denture retention, and helps to distribute load more evenly across denture-bearing areas. For example, patients with bony gum areas or severely atrophied ridges, soft liners might be the only way to wear dentures. Soft liners are also commonly used with immediate dentures or over a recent implant surgical site.
All denture soft liners fall into one of two categories of materials:
Poorly-fitting dentures can be more than simply uncomfortable. They can affect your eating and speaking ability. They can lead to sores and blisters that can cause bacterial and fungal infections. They can even exacerbate bone resorption that leads to changes in facial structure, causing an appearance of a saggy face or sunken lips.
If you find your dentures uncomfortable and wish to prevent further complications, denture soft liners from the Bracebridge Denture Clinic are the right solution for you! Permanent soft liners are often a great option for patients with flat, bony, or severely receded gums that cannot tolerate dentures. They are also an excellent alternative for those who experience chronic soreness for everyday denture wear.
Dentures offer many benefits to the patients – but they must fit comfortably to do their job. When custom fitting alone won’t do the trick, soft liners can add the much needed comfort.
While being incredibly useful, soft liners do require some additional care and maintenance.
If you just invested in a new set of removable dentures but find that something doesn’t fit quite right, you are in luck! In addition to follow-up care and fitting adjustments, the team of professionals at the Bracebridge Denture Clinic can also add soft liners to your new or existing dentures. Increase the comfort of your old, new, rebased or relined dentures today.