It doesn’t matter if you need dental liners for the first time or you are replacing your old ones, your dentist should take special care so that everything fits perfectly fine. Making sure you have enough comfort. This process may vary, depending on the type you are using. So, let’s learn what the most commonly used denture liners are.
You need to understand when is the right time to consider a new denture liner. If your dentures began to slip, or you are experiencing sore gums, or you have problems while eating, then you need to visit your dentist. Sore gums are number one problem why people give up dentures, even though they tried every possible denture cream.
What is a denture liner?
A dental liner is produced from a soft and elastic material, which acts as a buffer between dentures and gums. The liner makes sure that dentures don’t rub against your gums and allow you to experience like you have real teeth. In this way, your dentures won’t slip. They will provide you a massive relief if you still have a hard time getting accustomed to dentures. There is two type of denture liners, and we will explain them both.
Temporary soft liners
They are used on special occasions, for example, if you have damaged your gums so bad that they are all swollen and in bad shape. At this stage, standard procedure with relining isn’t possible, because the gums will recover and go back to their regular shape. In this want, you are giving you gums time to heal and to prepare them for the next stage. The soft liner will act as a buffer and protect your gums from further damage. Temporary soft liners are made to last for your months, after that, they will disintegrate. They are made to be a temporary solution until you heal your gums.
Semi – permanent denture liners
This type of liners is made for one particular purpose, and they are intended for use until you visit your dentist next time. Semi – permanent denture liners have a slightly harder structure than temporary soft liners. They are made from a mixture of liquid and unique powder when combined; they form a paste. This paste is then pressed in the inner parts of your dentures. When a few moments have passed, it is time to return the denture and place them on the gums. Once they are inserted, the dentures should remain on the gums between five and eight minutes. After that, you should imitate chewing for few moments, to set everything in place. This procedure will help you spread the inner liner material into all curves and assure you have a good compatibility. The final stage is removing and rinsing all the excess of a liner. Along the edges, everything is carefully cut. You should apply gentle pressure when cleaning the liner.
When you visit a dentist, based on your condition, he will determine which type of liner you need.