How Often Do you Need a Denture Reline?

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How often do you need a denture reline depends on how quickly and often your gums change.

When wearing dentures your gums will shrink especially after your teeth have been extracted, then it’s time for a denture reline.  The reline adds a liner to your dentures to help keep them in place and fill in the voids between your denture and gums.

You can also get your dentures relined if your hard dentures are causing sore spots and rubbing on your gums.  Sore spots can make it very difficult to wear dentures.  A soft reline or tissue conditioner can make wearing relined denture much more comfortable.

A home soft denture reline kit is quite affordable and can be done whenever you need it.  The price for a DIY denture liner and a denture reline done at the dentist is very different.  For example, a home denture reliner costs anywhere from $5 to $29.  Some last a few weeks, while others like our Perma Soft Denture Reliner kit lasts up to TWO years.  A reline at the dentist office runs anywhere from $250 to $300.  There may be lower costs and sometimes the first denture reline is free, depending on your dentist.

When you are unsure of how often you need a denture reline, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are my dentures loose?
  • Do I have sore spots on my gums?
  • Can I afford a denture reliner?
  • Will I be able to remove the denture liner once applied?

The above questions will help you answer your question about how you often you should reline your dentures.

Furthermore, if your not wearing your dentures at all because they are a nightmare and cause you pain and suffering, then it might be a good idea to have them relined by purchasing a home denture reliner or a reline by your dentist.

As far as removal of a denture reline, one done by your dentist would be for a dental visit and home denture reline kit can usually be easily removed by running hot water over the edges of the reliner and pulling back slowly the attached material with tweezers.  The hot water will help loosen the liner and pulling slowly will help keep it intact so it doesn’t tear away and will in turn make it smoother removal process.

What are the benefits of wearing a reline denture?

  1. When wearing a relined denture you can eat the foods you once enjoyed before wearing dentures.
  2. A denture liner will give you more confidence because your denture won’t fall down while you speak.
  3. Your gums will thank you for it by relieving the irritation the hard plastic denture can cause when rubbing against your gums.

Which denture reliner is best for me?

  • You may need to experiment with different types of relines.  You may want to experiment with different types of relines because what works for one person may not work for the next person.  Some people prefer a soft denture reline kit, while others prefer a hard reline kit that lasts much longer.
  • When getting a reline at your dentist, he/she will be able to determine which denture liner would work best for your individual circumstance.

Will a home denture reline kit replace a denture reline from my dentist?

  • Probably not.   Your dentist will have the right tools and equipment to decide which type of reliner is best for you in order to achieve a proper-fitting denture. But, until you can see your dentist a denture reline kit for home use will suffice.

Will a denture reline eliminate the need for over-the-counter denture adhesives?

Hopefully, but honestly, that’s not always the case.  Many times, you’ll still need to use a denture adhesive after you have had your denture relined, whether at home or by your dentist.   However, not all adhesives work well with the reline material in your dentures.  Harder or firm denture reliners, like our Perma Soft Denture Reline Kit work well with adhesives if needed, which you shouldn’t have to use once the Perma Soft is applied to the denture.  Some prefer powder denture adhesive and this type of adhesive works well with our ProSoft Denture Reliner and can be applied several times a day or whenever you need suction and secure-fitting dentures.

Benefits of a Relined Denture are outlined below:

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Confidence wtih a Relined Denture
  •  Improved Mood  Not being able to wear your dentures may cause some anxiety and depression.  Not being able to eat hard foods or let alone smile can be very detrimental to your mental state.  Just getting the satisfaction of eating peanuts or crunchy food without pain can be make one feel ecstatic as well as euphoria.  Your favorite food can be a comfort and without being able to eat it, one might feel hopeless.  Don’t worry, though.  Once your dentures are refitted with a denture liner, you will have the chance to be happy again.  Don’t let wearing dentures get you down.  Just try to think of the positive effects that wearing dentures have brought you.  For example, if you had rotting teeth, the pain is gone.  Or if going around toothless was embarrassing and humiliating, now you have beautiful smile that you  are wiling to share.
  • Social Interactions  A well-fitting denture will give you the confidence you need when situations involving social interactions occur.  You won’t be concerned with the though of you denture slipping while you speak or even fall down to your lower denture plate.
  • Comfort and Stability Once your dentures are relined, you will no longer have to worry about your slippage which can cause sore gums.  You will be able to be able to wear your dentures with the comfort and support needed for a great-fitting denture.
  • Less Gum Shrinkage Unfortunately, your gums will go through a lot of changes with dentures.  The study below explains how a soft denture reliner will help with gum loss:

Department of Removable Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry,
University of Tokushima, Japan.

“This study examined the effect of a soft denture liner on the
distribution of stresses in the denture-supporting structures.
Dentures without a linear and with three configurations of a soft
liner were simulated by using a two-dimensional viscoelastic
finite-element stress analysis. The stress intensity at functional
force-bearing areas decreased when a soft denture liner was used.
However, the stresses in the bone increased remarkably up to 3.0
seconds after loading. Because of the time-dependent effect of
stresses applied to soft denture liners, denture patients who
clench or brux may not benefit as greatly from soft denture liners.
The study indicates that viscoelastic finite-element analysis is
helpful for evaluating soft denture liners. Soft denture liners
appear to be useful for improving the stress distribution in the
supporting structures under dentures and in turn causing
less gum

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Gum Shrinkage without a Denture Reliner

In conclusion, when choosing how often to reline your dentures, always speak with your dentist.  He/she knows best, but if you cannot get to a dentist or you can’t afford a dentist at the time a reline is needed, then home denture reline kits will get the job done until you can visit your dentist.

At Perma Laboratories, we have two different types of denture reline kits, one being a soft, flexible denture liner kit and the other (Perma Soft denture reliner) is a more firm denture reline kit that lasts up to two years in the denture.  Both denture relines offer stability and support for loose, irritating dentures.  Our products are guaranteed, so if you are not satisfied for any reason, just return the product, or give us a call and we’ll send you a replacement reline kt.  More information available at or send a message through the contact form below.  We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding how often you should have your denture relined.




When is it Time to Get Dentures?

Getting dentures is a very personal matter.  Most likely you’ll know when it’s time and your dentist will be able to tell you as well.

Most importantly, if your dentures are causing your mouth pain and several teeth need to be pulled, it may be time for dentures, or maybe you only need a partial denture.

If you need more information regarding dentures and learning to wear them, you can visit our page of “All About Dentures.”

Another reason you might need dentures is if you were born with soft teeth.  Soft teeth or teeth with little or no enamel (yes, some people are born like this), causes the tooth to become decayed and weakened.  In this case, it’s very important to save your gums and your bones in your mouth from becoming infected, which will be a very painful experience.

If you have rotting teeth and can be very detrimental to your health.  It is a known fact that bad teeth cause heart problems and other health issues.

Bad breath?  Most likely from rotting teeth.  It can be embarrassing for anyone to have to experience bad breath.

Aesthetics?  Yes, dentures can give you a beautiful smile.  Your teeth are one of the first things people notice when they look at you.  Once you have dentures, you will most likely feel secure when smiling and much more confident.

What if your dentures are uncomfortable and you don’t want to wear them?

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You should first visit your dentist to see if he can adjust the denture for a better fit.  However, you may need a permanent or soft denture reline from your dentist.  Your gums will shrink once your teeth are extracted and your dentures will ultimately become loose and cause your gums to be sore and end up with unbearable sore spots.  While your gums heal you can use a soft reliner like ProSoft Denture Reliners, which also is a tissue conditioner like dentists use.  The main ingredient in the liquid is ethyl alcohol and it will soothe sore gums and promote faster healing.

ProSoft Denture Liner

Most importantly, be sure to keep your regular dental visits.  Your dentist knows best and will be able to see beyond the outer teeth with x-rays.  He may also propose that you get implants.  Yes, they can be expensive, but make wearing dentures much easier.  In the meantime, have your dentist place a soft denture liner in your denture plate or use an over-the-counter denture reline kit or DIY denture reliner until you can see your dentist.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the difference between your two reline kits, Perma Soft and ProSoft?

A:  Perma Soft denture reline kit is a very firm reliner an lasts for up to 2 years in the denture according to our customer experiences.
However, the ProSoft Denture Liner is a softer, more flexible liner and very gentle on the gums.  Works great on hard-to-wear lower
dentures and soothes sore gums.  It also works as a tissue conditioner.  It just doesn’t last as long the Perma Soft.  Most
likely 3 months to 1 year.

Q: Is Perma Soft the same as DENTURITE (SEA-BOND)?

A: Perma Soft is  very similar to Sea-Bond’s Denturite in that it is also a powder and liquid you mix together and apply to t
he denture.  It is a SOFT RELINER and lasts up to 2 or even 3 years for some people.  It also sticks better to the denture
from what customers have told us.

Q: Why does Perma Soft cost so much more than DENTURITE?

A:  Perma Soft costs more than Denturite because it lasts much longer and sticks better to the denture.   Perma Soft
lasts up to 2 years, not 2 weeks or months like Denturite.

Q: Can Perma Soft be removed once it’s applied to my denture?

A: Yes, Perma Soft can be removed if necessary.  Just soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide overnight to help loosen the bond
between the denture and the liner.  You can purchase this at your local drug store.

Q: Do you offer a product guarantee?

A: Yes, all of our products come with a 30-day money back guarantee.  Just return product or send us a letter stating
you wish to receive a refund.  No hassles.  Send product back to: Perma Labs, PO Box 327, Richfield, OH  44286

Q: What is Perma Soft made of?

A: The active ingredients in Perma Soft are:  Polyethylmethacrylate Resin Powder and Plasticized Ethylmethacrylate
Monomer Solution.

Q: I have a lot of allergies to chemicals.  Will I have an allergic reaction if I use Perma Soft?

A: Perma Soft is contra-indicated in consumers with allergies to chemicals.

Q: Can Perma Soft be used on partials?

A: Yes, Perma Soft can be used on partials as well.  However, it will only adhere to plastic, acrylic or porcelain partials.

Q: Will Perma Soft work on a lower denture?

A: Yes, Perma Soft will work on a lower denture as well as an upper denture.

Q:  How do I clean my dentures with a Perma Soft reliner?

A: You can still use effervescent tablets, like Polident, but use a shallow dish and just soak the teeth of the denture into
the solution.  Avoid getting the liner wet from the solution.  You can still soak denture in water overnight.  Use a soft
toothbrush and toothpaste or denture paste to clean the liner.

Q:  How long has Perma Laboratories been in business?

A:  29 Years!

What is a Denture Reline?

What is a denture reline?

A denture reline keeps dentures snug and tight when they are loose.  Loose dentures irritate the gums and may cause sore spots and inflamed gums.

Should I reline my dentures at home?

Great question.  Yes.  Why not.  It cannot ruin your dentures because it can be taken out.  There is no reason why you shouldn’t reline your dentures at home.  The process is easy and affordable.  Just be sure keep regular dentist appointments.


Why do I need Denture reliner?

Not everyone needs a denture reliner.  Some people are lucky enough to have secure-fitting dentures.  However, the millions of people who cannot wear their dentures do need something in their denture to keep it from moving around and feeling miserable.  A denture reliner will fill in the gaps between your denture and your gums and cushion the grip.

How much does a denture reliner cost?

The cost of a denture reline costs anywhere from $200 to $300 at your dentist.  Most insurance companies do not cover this cost.  An over-the-counter denture liner is affordable and can get you by until your next dental visit.

What about denture adhesives?

Denture adhesives are a great way to temporarily hold your dentures in place so you can eat or speak.  They come in a tube and you squeeze the material into your denture and spread it around the denture base.  This forms a suction to keep your denture snug.  An adhesive needs replaced several times per day.

What is the difference between a denture reliner and a denture adhesive?

Both products deliver secure dentures.  As mentioned above adhesives need replaced several times a day.  A denture reliner is a powder and liquid that when mixed together and placed in the denture forms a custom-fit denture liner that stays in the denture for several months or years and does not need to be replaced daily.

Can I use adhesives over a denture reline?

As we cannot confirm how other denture liners work with adhesives, we do know that you can reline over top of Perma Soft denture reline kit.  Perma Soft is a firm relner that lasts up to two years in the denutre.