If you have been feeling pain in your gums for some time – if your denture hurts, even though it has been meticulously adjusted – soft liners may be a good solution for you. If you have noticed that your dental prosthesis (usually the lower denture) is becoming increasingly loose and uncomfortable, the soft base denture can solve these problems.
Generally, Raymond Kulik DD will place soft liners in a new or old denture in order to:
In summary, soft liners are for individuals who have a lower threshold for pain and/or their gum tissue overlaps jaw bone that is thinner than normal and does not resist pressure well. When such tissue is compressed between hard jaw bone and hard denture acrylic, pain is likely. Replacing one of these hard surfaces with a soft denture liner helps eliminate or reduce their painful tissue compression.
Temporary Soft Liners
If we find that temporary soft liners provide enhanced retention, we will then be able to determine if we should replace them with a more permanent type of soft liner in the future. Temporary soft liners (also called “tissue conditioners”) require special care and attention in order for them to produce the desired results:
Permanent Soft Liners
Permanent soft liners serve a function similar to temporary soft liners. However, permanent soft liners are made out of a more durable material. They have a porous texture, so they’re not easy to clean. Waterdown Denture Clinic® can recommend some very effective cleaning products. While permanent soft liners will generally last longer than a year, they should be replaced on an annual basis. The frequency of replacement depends on each situation and the patient’s oral hygiene habits.
Advantages of Soft Liners:
Be sure to have your dentures and mouth checked professionally by your Denturist at least once a year to keep both in optimum health. Schedule your appointment with Raymond Kulik DD at Waterdown Denture Clinic®. Call us today and schedule a free 30-minute consultation.