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If you have been experiencing pain through your gums for some time and your denture, even though it has been carefully adjusted, makes your gums hurt and we can't see anything wrong except that with time your gums have grown thinner and their shape is more pointed.  Along with the pain you have also noticed that your lower denture is becoming increasingly loose and uncomfortable.  This condition is known as "gum resorption".

Fortunately, a soft liner can assist in solving this problem.  Soft liners are a medical grade soft polymer material applied to the tissue-fitting surface of your hard denture base.  Soft liners behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing.  Soft liners can be applied to new dentures, old dentures and reline situations.  The soft liner is used in lower dentures and is bonded into your prosthesis.  Being more porous, the soft liner adheres better to what remains of your gum, it is less irritating to your tissues and gives your denture more stability.  A soft liner can reduce the shrinkage of your gum, which is constantly changing, and make the denture more comfortable to wear.

Soft Liner Benefits

After we have meticulously adjusted your dentures fit and you are still unable to find comfort with your denture, you may want to consider a soft liner.  Soft liners are appropriate if you have:

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Soft Liner Facts

  • over twenty years of advances and developments in quality soft liners
  • increased comfort during chewing and daily wear
  • clinical evidence indicating a high acceptance by patients
  • based on patient home care cleaning, soft liners have an average life span of two to three years depending on your physiology

 

Soft Liner Care

Soft liners require home care and proper cleaning to maintain their vitality.  As with all removable dentures, soft liners require regular check up to ensure fit and oral health.  To ensure that your new soft liner denture provides continued comfort, you should have it checked every year and replaced when necessary.  This will ensure the health of your gums, as well as ensure maximum fit and comfort.  If a soft liner is still not reducing the discomfort of your denture, dental implants is the next alternative.  Dentures supported by implants are the most effective treatment of mobile dentures causing bone resporption and sores.