A denture reline is the placement of a completely new fitting surface on your denture. This is necessary as our mouth are constantly changing. Simple things like gaining and losing weight can have an effect on the shape of your gums. From the age of forty, we also use up more bone cells than our body produces which causes our whole body size to alter. Combine this with the normal wear of your dentures from eating, cleaning and even talking and you’ll soon realise that your dentures need relines on a regular basis.
Every denture should be checked annually to ensure the correct fit. Most health funds and Department of Veteran Affairs acknowledge the importance of relines and usually offer a rebate every year.