2012-11-16 / In the News

DENTURE RELINES: an Economical Way to Improve your Appearance & Health

There are individuals who have worn the same denture for an extended period of time who often have a sunken facial appearance and look much older than their chronological age. This appearance is caused by considerable loss of vertical dimension.

Lost vertical dimension is defined as: “the proper linear distance relationship between the upper and lower jaws caused by jaw bone changes and the ridges upon which dentures rest shrink”.

Since vertical dimension loss is a slow, but nevertheless progressive, process many have gradually adapted to having a continually increasing closed bite adding to the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles.

In addition, if left uncorrected, the individual could be setting themselves up for problems related to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) which often can lead to significant pain, difficultly eating and jaw movement.

These are some of the reasons why the ADA recommends that dentures be relined (adding additional material to the inside of a denture to stabilize it) at least every three to five years.

In order to reline a denture, most dental facilities have the patient leave their denture from a day to a number of days causing much inconvenience and embarrassment. That is not necessary at Denture Solutions. They perform this service while you wait in about an hour.

So if you think that you will benefit from this service give them a call at 207 985 0210 and if you have an ill-fitting lower denture, they may be able to adapt their lower locking denture technique along with a reline without having the expense of a new one. Please go to their web site www.DentureSolutionsMaine.com for more information.

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