Soft reline vs hard reline

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I am a fairly new upper denture wearer and I went to the dentist as my denture is so loose that when I put on makeup it jars the "plate" loose. He recommends a "hard" reline. I have a sister that when she needed her 1st reline it was a "soft" reline. Can someone tell me which is the best route to go as I am confused and a little frustrated.
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After teeth are extracted and an immediate denture is placed, the gums shrink over a period of time that lasts at least six months and, sometimes, longer and, as a result of that shrinkage, the immediate denture becomes loose.
A soft reline is a procedure done by a dentist in his or her office in which a soft and rubbery like substance added to the inside of a denture in order to make the denture fit more securely and make it more comfortable. A hard reline is procedure done by a laboratory in which the inner palate portion of a denture is replaced with new acrylic (of the same type that is in the denture) that conforms to an updated impression of the patient's mouth. A soft reline takes about 30 minutes and the cost of one or more soft relines may be included in the cost of the denture. A hard reline requires at least a day (during which the patient is without his or her dentures) and usually requires the payment of an additional charge.
If the patient has had extractions fairly recently and it is likely that the patient's gums will continue to shrink, most dentists will do a soft reline (and, in fact, will do a series of soft relines as the patient's gums continue to shrink). So, I think the advice your sister received is more typical than the advice that you have received. I think you should discuss the matter again with your dentist.
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Thank you for your prompt reply. So in your experience in this area, you are saying that I should not have a "hard" reline, but a "soft" one instead. I will contact the dentist as you suggested as I am apprehensive to have this done and to continue to have problems. I want the best solution for my "LOOSE" denture. I have to use adhesive twice a day and still have issues. One more question, will the excess saliva ever go away?
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The excess saliva was so bad on mine that I was actually gagging at some times, yeah, pretty gross.  I told my dentist, they shortened the palette of my upper mouth and the issue was immediately resolved.
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Destiny Hesson

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Same here. They just shaved off a little of the back of my denture and then that helped so much
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Mary Lee

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I should ask my dentist about that. I'm such a gagger
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I have my tops and bottoms haven't ever had a problem out of my tops but my bottoms kinds stick out in the front if I get a hard liner will the dentist be able to file down the part that sticks out cuz he already cut them down once and it kinda left a small hole in them I have already gotten my soft liner
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Good question!! I'd like to know that too lol I have waaay too much saliva.
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I just recently had my second soft reline put in. I was told by my dentist that when it starts feeling loose to come back in and he would replace the soft reline. He will continue to replace that soft reline for 4 to 6 months and when all the swelling is gone and the gums are healed and no more pockets in them he will then do the hard reline. The way I understand it, the hard reline is the final step to the dentures. and yes the saliva gets better everyday. Once the mouth is use to the new addition it starts to lesson. That was one of my concerns as well. Good luck.
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I too am a new top denture wearer.  I am so happy to hear that there is a solution to loose dentures. I am now able to hold dentures on their own but cannot eat without them falling out. I am experiencing  same things as too much saliva and yes gagging.  Does anyone have any tips on how to remove adhesive from pallet?  This bothers me something awful.
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Mouth wash and a gentle toothbrush or q-tip. I had the same problem. I would take my denture out and still have the residue left over. After a few failed attempts at finding an "easy" solution, I found that rinsing my mouth with Mouthwash and then using a small (child size) soft, toothbrush, or a Q-Tip to just wipe the excess away. The Q-Tips get in the creases a lot better than the toothbrush, but both work. Good Luck!
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To remove excess adhesive from palate, use some very warm salted water and swish . Let warm water break down the adhesive then use a soft bristle brush. It WILL come loose then rinse mouth.
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Different brands are less gloppy and easier to remove.
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I use warm salt water to loosen the denture. And take it out over the sink. Let the gloopiness fall in the sink. So gross, right? I continue to swish with the salt water, in my mouth, while I rinse the denture and put it to soak. Spit.
If that doesn’t get all the adhesive out, I will use a tiny amount of LISTERINE Alcohol Total Care - It’s the PURPLE one!!- put it in my mouth and use my tongue to rub it in my mouth wherever the paste remains. Almost always gets it out.
What I have found.....
The STICKEST and goopiest and hardest to remove - is poligrip STRIPS. Those things, I sometimes have to use my finger nail, to gently scrape the most of it out before I rinse. I hate them.
I find super poligrip original and fixodent complete original to be about the same in terms of goopiness. About middle range. But, for me, the fixodent one HOLDS better.
Then, the fixodent plus superior hold gum care, is way less goopier. And it holds better.
Lastly, seabond wafers. Barely any goopiness at all when removing. (Though real ick cuz is does catch and hold stuff you eat. Ew.) But, removal is just like wiping a thick paper towel off with your finger. A lot of people don’t get good hold with seabond apparently and they are “a pain to apply”. I really like the seabond for hold, and a bit of cushion. I’ve also experimented using multiple products together. Currently my best solution is fixodent plus superior hold gum care on the denture. Let it sit and bit... then, use THAT to hold and get the seabond in position. And stick it down to the denture with that, then moisten the seabond. Then I add a SMALL amount of the same fixodent on TOP of the seabond in trouble areas. I let that all sit for a bit while I finish my coffee. Then, I come back, fold the edges down on the seabond. I trim CLOSELY but I leave a bit on the edge. Moisten the seabond once more and press the seabond down and over the edge just the tiniest amount, to make a little cushion between the gum edge of the denture, and the area of the mouth.
I’m only on my 57th day. Headed to get my first reline today. In a few minutes. That’s how I ended up here. Researching stuff. But, I thought maybe my experiments might be helpful.
HOWEVER, YMMV.
AND
If you REALLY want some great help, and advice. I love Bill Westland on YouTube. You’ll know its the right guy, when he says “Your favorite denture wearer...”. Lol. He’s older. But, really awesome. Helping me tremendously.
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I had recently gotten a tooth pulled on the bottom 5 days ago next to a tooth that has been pulled quite a while ago.  I had a impression taken for the bottom for the 2 teeth and the lady said she wouldn't be able to take the immediate denture, for it would break.  I was going to have another tooth on bottom pulled yet the one dentist insisted i get a filling but she doesn't do fillings and what not.  So over the weekend i had went to this thing called dentist with a heart and had gotten some fillings like the doctor insisted but the one in particular was below the gum line and now i need pulled because i cant afford a root canal.  SO here i am 5 days after getting 1 tooth on the bottom pulled and need another pulled but now since it will be 3 teeth on the bottom pulled i will be able to get an immediate partial on the bottom.  My question is beings i had a tooth extracted 5 days ago how soon can they take my impression for the bottom? I have it set up for 2 days away from now! My fear is the when they do the impression it will pull the blood clot out when they take the impression out.  It has healed quite a bit i the 5 days and is not really swollen at this point i am just nervous of this clot being pulled and getting dry socket.  This has nothing to do with relines and apologize for posing in this forum but i really need opinions in the next 2 days whether i should wait on impressions or if this dentist is trying to take my money and (F) me over?
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This response has nothing to to with my question soft versus hard reline.  I really would appreciate a proper response.
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Hi Marshall, alginate usually doesn't grab that well when it comes to the gums. You should be fine. If you have more questions you should start your own post. That will eliminate any confusion. :)
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Hi Irene, this post is several yrs old. If you start your own you may get a faster response. What is your question? Maybe I can help....