Soft Denture Liners

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A Soft Liner is a thin layer of soft base material that is permanently bonded to the surface of the denture that fits to your gums. This layer acts as a shock absorber between the hard base of your denture and your gums. Soft liners can be placed when creating new dentures or can be added to retrofit an existing denture.

Advantages of Soft Denture Liners

Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals with receded and flattened gum tissue that does not respond well to the stress of dentures. They may also be a suitable solution for patients with sensitive or chronically sore gum tissues. This material is much less likely to give the patient sore spots than the standard hard acrylic denture base.

soft liner considerations

While soft liners are a great option for many patients, there are some maintenance and repair disadvantages to consider.

The nature of the soft liner material means that it is not as durable as hard acrylic denture bases. Patients with soft liner dentures will need to be more careful when handling  their dentures in order not to damage the material. Dentures that include soft liners require additional regular cleaning to prevent odor and plaque buildup.

If the soft liner gets damage it must be replaced, as the material cannot be repaired. For this reason, soft liner replacement is a bit longer to process and cannot be completed same-day.

Soft liners require regular follow-up visits to examine their condition and maintain their benefits.

Patients experiencing sensitive or chronically sore gum tissues may also consider comparing soft liners with the longer lasting, lower maintenance, benefits of Implant Supported Dentures.

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