Process of a 6mth Reline Complete Upper- The day of relief for most

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This is a Reline for an Immediate Complete Upper at 6 mths at our Denture Clinic. This takes almost a full business day. You shouldn't wear the denture the night before until you go in for your appt. Allow your gums to be well rested and "fresh" for a good impression. The Denturist takes an impression with your teeth in your mouth. Then we hold onto it for most of the day. The impression is then poured into stone models and articulated. I will continue to add some pics and comments as the process goes on.
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At this point the patient has left the Clinic and will return at 3pm the same day.
The Denture is taken off the model and that impression material removed. That is a matrix that the teeth sits into to help keep the Denture in place once placed on the model with new acrylic.
This is with the impression material off the model as you can see the space all around which means the Denture is ill-fitting at this point because of receding gums.
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This is so neat. Thank u for sharing. I'm excited for final look
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Hey Melanie. I hope this helps. We took the Reline out of the pot and doing the final trim, pumice and polish. Will show final pics in a bit.
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This is amazing! Thank u so much for taking the time to do this!!
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No problem at all! I just try to inform people of what goes on with the techy stuff in hopes it can help a bit with their new transition and journey.
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Creating the Post Palatal Seal (PPS) Everyone has one. It's the very end of your bone on left and right (Maxillary Tuberosities) upper mouth and an "invisible line that is placed along from left to right. This helps with suction, fit and prevent it from being to long to cause gag reflex.
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This is the PPS for this patient. It's the line you see carved on the model from left to right that will be where the Denture ends. Having the end of your gum/bone covered by the Denture on the left and the right side will help give an accurate fit and suction. Some people have dentures made WITHOUT that covered which causes an ill-fitting Denture.
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Trimming of the Denture. The inside and edge all around the Denture is trimmed a mm or so. The inside of the Denture is basically being reconstructed to fit current impressions. We also have to "rough" it all so it's not shiny and new acrylic will bond to the existing acrylic.

Naturally some more of the denture needs to be trimmed more to allow new acrylic to go in.
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Adding new acrylic. This is the BIG DEAL. It's harder than all these pics seem and if I could've taped a video it may have been a little more clear on understanding. So when the new acrylic is placed in the denture the denture is put on the lower matrix which I showed a pic of above. (The white base plaster showing the bottom of your teeth). The denture with new wet acrylic is placed onto the matrix. This is all done while it's articulated. Then the model of your mouth is CAREFULLY pushed down and pushed forward to make sure acrylic pushes/oozes out to get rid of any undercuts on the Denture. The pins on the articulator have to be set and secure and stable by pushing down the articulator to make sure. Then the denture is cleaned off of any excess wet acrylic. Then placed in the pot to set to avoid any air bubbles.
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The Reline has finished setting. Looks pretty messy. Time to trim, pumice and polish to make a smooth shiny nice looking set of teeth again.
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Looks like you remembered to use "liquid tin" or some release agent... Lol
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Haha Ken!!! You're so funny! Yes we used separator. Don't worry I forgot to use it too one time when I was making a custom tray. lol. ;)
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I finally got it cleaned up, but it was a lot of work!
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I'm sure it was. We live an learn I guess. I'm sure it costs more for you as we have more product so hopefully you will remember for next time. :) Hope you are still enjoying your new teeth. Buffet tonight?
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Pizza
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The new store bought teeth look better and work pretty good but the ones I made (see profile pic) were sharper, fit better and functioned better. If I'd known they would functioned so well, I'd have paid more attention to the looks!
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They look great! You can always make a bunch for yourself! :) I know a woman that has 2 sets and one has a gap in her centrals. She likes to change them up as she said it gives her a different look changing from one set to the other.  :)
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They look great! You can always make a bunch for yourself! :) I know a woman that has 2 sets and one has a gap in her centrals. She likes to change them up as she said it gives her a different look changing from one set to the other.  :)
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The denture has had the acrylic trimmed off to clean it up.
Pumice and polishing in these pics. The wheel with the pink is the last step.
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The Reline is complete and waiting for 3 pm appt. Notice there is no longer any space all around the Denture.
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Thank you for the pictures
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No problem Ellie. Keep me posted how things go.
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I hope this will be of some help to you out there. <3
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That looks great! I hope when i get temp hard relined for back up it looks that nice!!!
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I hope so for you too Melanie! This is an immediate that is their permanent denture.
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Once a Reline is complete it's like a foreign object in the mouth again. Wear it to sleep the 1st night again so it can familiarize itself in there. It's also very common to get sores again once you have some meals after the Reline. Don't be a stranger and get that denture relieved in those areas.
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Hey Charlie brown here is the process of a Reline.