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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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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Donna Marie Oliphant

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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.