This is How Often You Need a Denture Reline

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If you have dentures, there will come a time when you need a denture-reline. Even with proper care of dentures, having a realignment is necessary.

As we age, our gum tissues change, which can lead to loose or ill-fitting dentures. Here we are sharing the ins and outs of denture realignment -so you can find out for yourself if it’s time to get scheduled for your next denture fitting.

Types of Denture Realignments


Hard Denture Reline

During this process, a hard layer of plastic is removed, and a putty-like substance is put in to create an impression. It is then sent to your dental specialist to create your new dentures based on your new fitting. 

Soft Denture Reline

For those individuals who have tender and sore gums, this option might be for you. A Soft Denture Reline consists of relining your dentures with a material that stays pliable for 1-2 years. This material is much less likely to cause any irritation or soreness, but is not a permanent solution.

Temporary Reline

If you have a pair of dentures that have yet to be serviced, a temporary reline might be for you. This reline is used when the inflammation or soreness in the mouth needs to subside, but a realignment is needed. These dentures include medication in them that will aid your gums in reverting to their normal look and feel so you can get fitted for a more permanent solution.

Signs You Need a Denture Realignment



If you find yourself in an increased amount of pain while chewing or talking, call your denture specialist. This pain could be due to an infection, plaque build-up, or other issues from an improper fit. Living with denture pain can be fixed easily. Usually, this starts with addressing some issues with your dentist and talking about how your dentures are fitting and getting scheduled for a realignment.


Sores in your mouth or on your gums should be considered an abnormal symptom. Living with painful sores under and around your dentures can interfere with quality of life and make normal everyday activities like eating and talking unmanageable. Not only this, but it can lead to more serious issues if not properly addressed and taken care of.  If you find yourself in this category, reach out to your dentist for help.


Irritation and swelling can be a result of dentures that are not your perfect fit. If they are not custom-designed for you or if it’s been a few years since your initial impression- chances are your gums and mouth have changed. In this case, it’s also time to consider a reline.

Loose Fit

As we age, our gums also age and change. As a result, dentures can become loose or painful. They can trap food inside and can create a breeding ground for infection and mouth sores. Your Dentures should fit snugly and comfortably inside your mouth and not limit your everyday activities.


Visit Us at Mark’s Dentures

When you need a denture reline, come to Mark’s Dentures, and we will take care of you. With a full onsite lab-we can have your dentures realigned and custom-fitted, all while you wait and at a more affordable rate. We are located in Holladay, Utah, and serve the surrounding cities of Salt Lake City, Murray, and as far north as Evanston and Rock Springs, Wyoming! Call us at (801)-277-3601 for a free consultation. Contact us today!