F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

about DenSureFit silicone denture reline kit

Is DenSureFit a denture adhesive?

DenSureFit is NOT an adhesive. It has no stickiness. While adhesives need to be applied and removed daily, the DenSureFit liner is removed and reapplied approximately 3 or 4 times per year. You can think of DenSureFit like you think of a soft reline from your dentist; however, with DenSureFit, you can reline your denture in the comfort of your home for a fraction of the price of a dentist reline. You should still remove your denture nightly to clean it and to give your mouth a chance to breathe, as most dentists recommend. Your liner stays adhered to your denture until you peel it out.

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Will I still need to use adhesive?

DenSureFit eliminates the need for denture adhesive for many users, but some will still need the extra security of an adhesive on top of their DenSureFit liner. Individual denture and mouth situations determine this. Powder adhesive adheres best to the silicone liner. Users report that powder adhesives tend to be much easier to remove from their mouth than cream adhesives. Even when DenSureFit users still need to use powder adhesive, they still report being very happy with their DenSureFit because they are able to greatly reduce adhesive-use and are able to switch from cream adhesive to powder adhesive.

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Is DenSureFit easy to apply?

DenSureFit takes a few minutes and 3 easy steps to apply. The innovative and patented self-mixing silicone applicator tip means NO messy, lumpy mixing for you. The DenSureFit materials are dentist-created and dentist-used. DenSureFit does require careful following of the instructions, patience and sometimes even trial-and-error. As you become familiar with using DenSureFit, you will learn how to make it best work for your unique denture situation. Our goal is for you to get the best fit possible for your situation. If you are have issues getting a good fit or with anything else, please give us a call or send an email and we will happily help you out!

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How soon can I use DenSureFit after new extractions?

If you have recently had your teeth extracted, it is VERY important that you consult your dentist before using DenSureFit.
If you have already received a soft reline from your dentist, then it is okay for you to use DenSureFit.
If you have not received a soft reline from your dentist, it is important to ask him/her when you are a candidate for a soft reline. When your dentist tells you that you are ready to receive a soft reline, then it is okay for you to use DenSureFit.
NOTE: Being cleared for adhesive-use does NOT clear you for DenSureFit use.

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How many relines will one box of DenSureFit supply?

One kit is designed to reline one denture plate and contains 2 applicators of silicone. This is because the majority of people (medium looseness) require 2 silicones to make their denture snug.

DenSureFit makes the denture snug by filling the voids in the trough that are making the denture loose. The amount of silicone required to make one’s denture snug depends on how much void/volume in their trough needs to be filled.

Below are loose guidelines for how much product might be required based upon the level of looseness. These guidelines assume that your denture is a properly made denture.

Dentures with MINOR LOOSENESS or those simply desiring CUSHIONING generally require one applicator of silicone. One kit may allow them to do 2 relines.
(Example: The denture has a tiny bit of wiggle room; denture stays up without adhesive; it already fits well.) This is a good candidate for using DenSureFit and can anticipate a very good result.)

Dentures with MEDIUM LOOSENESS will generally require 2 applicators of silicone. (Example: These people don’t have too much of an issue with their denture fitting correctly, but it is loose. Their denture used to fit well, but the gums have shrunk and now it is loose. Their denture stays up just fine with adhesive, but they simply don’t like using adhesive.) People in these situations generally can expect to get a very good result with DenSureFit.

Dentures with MAJOR LOOSENESS may require 3 or more applicators of silicone. These situations will likely have more of a challenge with getting their ideal fit with DenSureFit, but it should improve the fit temporarily, so the user can at least function using adhesive until they can get a new one made, get a hard reline, or perhaps even get implants/posts. Extra applicators of silicone are available for purchase separately on the order page. (Example: The denture falls down if no adhesive is used. Even when using much adhesive, the denture remains unstable. The denture never fit right to begin with; it is a poorly-made, ill-fitting denture.) These situations are not ideal for using DenSureFit. The user should expect temporary improvement in fit and comfort until they can correct their denture situation with their dentist.

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When should I change/replace my DenSureFit liner?

DenSureFit is a temporary solution to help keep your denture snug between regular visits to your dentist. We recommend that you replace your liner about every 3 months in order to avoid build-up of bacteria. If your liner is discolored, deteriorating or lifting, you need to change it. If your denture gets loose, but your liner is in good condition, you can follow the Snug-Up directions in the Instructions Booklet and add more silicone on top of your previous layer.

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How do I clean and store my newly relined denture?

You should remove and soak your denture nightly in a denture cleanser to remove bacteria and to give your mouth a chance to breathe.

Brush your lining with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove bacteria and rinse thoroughly. Certain denture cleansers that are designed to remove stains like smoker’s stains can shorten the life of your silicone liner if used daily. We recommend using such type cleansers only once a week on your DenSureFit-lined denture and use a regular cleanser the other days.

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Can I apply MORE silicone on top of my silicone liner?

Yes, you can add more silicone on top of a previous layer. DenSureFit silicone is build-able. If your denture gets a little loose after your initial DenSureFit application, apply more silicone on top of your perfectly clean and dry DenSureFit liner in the trough area ONLY. Remember to never apply any more silicone to the palate area. Refer to the Snug-Up Application in the Instructions Booklet.

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What is the purpose of the primer?

The primer allows the silicone to stick to the hard acrylic denture base. There is no substitute for the DenSureFit primer.
Once your denture base is covered with silicone, you can add more silicone without priming. You do not need to reapply primer on top of the silicone. You WILL need to re-apply primer to any bare spots of acrylic on the edges of the hard denture base before applying more silicone.

If you do apply primer to existing silicone, it will not harm the silicone; it simply is not necessary and wastes the primer.

If your silicone liner is lifting, showing signs of wear, has any tears, or has discoloration (caused by bacteria or from smoking), you should remove your liner and start a new application from scratch using the primer.

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I’ve used 2 silicone applicators on my denture. It is still not snug. What should I do?

If your denture is still not snug after applying 2 applicators of silicone, then you have more volume to fill than the average user. It is important that you visit your dentist as soon as possible for his recommendation. In the meanwhile, you may apply an additional applicator of silicone using the Snug-Up directions in the booklet. You may also use denture adhesive powder on top of you DenSureFit silicone liner for a better fit until that visit.

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My liner is separating from my denture. Why?

If your liner starts lifting after some months of wear, this is most likely from normal wear. Replace when/if this happens.
If your liner is prematurely separating from your denture, it is likely caused by a situation described below.

This troubleshooting guide for premature peeling or lifting is helpful whether the DSF was applied on top of a hard acrylic surface, on top of a soft reline from your dentist, on top of a new or hard relined denture, or on top of a previous layer of DenSureFit silicone. See the bottom of the info for HOW TO FIX it.

There are several reasons which will prevent proper adhesion of the DSF silicone, whether it be to itself, a soft reline from your dentist, or on top of a hard acrylic denture base:

  1. Any foreign substance will prevent proper adhesion, especially oily substances like oil from coffee or from denture adhesives. Was the denture cleaned thoroughly and clean from all oils and residue? To prepare your dentures for a reline application, wash your denture thoroughly with dish soap and a soft gentle brush to remove any oils or residue left behind before attempting to add more silicone to your original application, on top a a hard acrylic base, or over a soft reline from your dentist. To further ensure that no pesky oils are hanging on, you can saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe the inside of your denture down after you brush/wash with dish soap and dry it. The denture needs to be perfectly clean and crispy dry or the silicone will not adhere.
  2. Was your denture crispy dry before applying your DenSureFit? Any moisture will prevent proper adhesion. Whether applying DSF on your hard acrylic denture, over a soft reline from your dentist, or on top of a previous application of DSF, the surface must be crispy dry!
  3. Was primer applied thoroughly to the entire denture plate? The primer contains an organic tacky substance that allows the silicone to stick to your soft reline from your dentist or to your denture. Without this primer, the silicone will lift. Because of the special bonding agent inside of our primer, unfortunately there is no substitute for the DenSureFit primer.
  4. Were you touching the edges or inside of your denture during your reline? (If the edges are lifting.) Avoid touching the edges or inside of your denture during your reline. Only handle it from the outside/teeth-side. Oils from your fingers can transfer onto your denture surface and can prevent proper adhesion.
  5. Is your denture surface super smooth and highly polished? If so, you may need to add slight roughness to get better adhesion. Silicone will stick better to dentures with rougher more porous surfaces. It might be necessary to gently rough up the denture plate with the soft/fine side of an emery board to get a little traction for the silicone to better stick. Be gentle. Do not change the surface contours of your denture in any way. Just add a little texture to your edges where the silicone is likely to lift.
  6. Do you have a brand new denture or have you recently had a hard reline? Brand new dentures or hard relined dentures are sometimes polished with a substance that prevents proper adhesion of DenSureFit. It is important to remove this invisible substance before you apply your DenSureFit. To prepare your dentures for a reline application, wash your denture thoroughly with dish soap and a soft gentle brush to remove any oils or residue left behind before attempting to add more silicone to your original application. To further ensure that no pesky oils are hanging on, you can saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe the inside of your denture down several times after you scrub with dish soap and dry it. Make sure it is squeaky clean! The denture needs to be perfectly clean and crispy dry or the silicone will not adhere.
  7. What material is your denture made of? Is it standard acrylic or an alternative denture material? DenSureFit is intended for acrylic dentures. If you use DSF on alternative denture materials such as Russell Klein Karadent, Valplast, Flexite, or other alternative materials, you might not get proper adhesion. Because alternative materials are generally flexible, as the denture flexes in your mouth, it loosens the silicone. We cannot guarantee that DenSureFit will adhere to your denture for any length of time, nor can we offer a refund if it lifts off. With this knowledge, if you do try DenSureFit out on your alternative denture material, there are some things you can do to encourage adhesion. You may need to add slight roughness to get better adhesion. Silicone will stick better to dentures with rougher surfaces. It might be necessary to gently rough up the denture plate with the soft/fine side of an emery board to get a little traction for the silicone to better stick. Be gentle. Do not change the surface contours of your denture in any way. Just add a little texture to your edges and maybe even some places inside your denture. You can also apply the primer and the wait for 2 hours before applying the silicone.

 

HOW TO FIX A LINER THAT IS LIFTING OR PEELING If your liner is peeling substantially, then you’ll have to take it out and start from scratch with a new application.

  1. You might try adding some texture to your denture at the edges to give the silicone a better surface to grab on to. Gently use the fine side of an emery board to add a little roughness to the inside edges of your denture.
  2. Make sure you prep the denture before your re-application: Thoroughly SCRUB your denture thoroughly with dish soap, rinsing well, and drying completely until it is crispy dry. A hair dryer is useful to make sure it is completely dry.
  3. Then, just to make sure there is no pesky residue remaining, wipe down the inside and edges of your denture with rubbing alcohol.
  4. Apply primer and let dry.
  5. Re-apply silicone as directed.

 

If your liner is just lifting in a couple small spots at the edges but the rest is adhering very well, you can simply patch that area up with new silicone.

  1. Trim the silicone that has lifted.
  2. Clean the spots where it lifted thoroughly with dish soap, rinse, dry.
  3. Wipe the trimmed/bare area with rubbing alcohol.
  4. Apply primer to the bare areas and let dry.
  5. Apply a dab of silicone to the bare areas and seat in your suction spot for 4 minutes.

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My denture was snug, but now it is a little loose again. What happened?

Even if your initial application of DenSureFit made your denture snug, some users may experience a little loosening a few days or weeks after. This is normal and anticipated. It is likely the result of decrease of inflammation on gums or shrinking of the gums if your extractions were recent.

Sometimes, unknowingly, a denture wearer can have inflammation on their gums. After using DenSureFit, they may experience a reduction of inflammation which causes slight looseness. Reduction of inflammation is desirable. Users may experience reduction of inflammation after steady use of DenSureFit.

SOLUTION: Apply another applicator of silicone on top of your existing liner following the Snug-Up directions in the Instructions Booklet. Additional silicone may be purchased separately. You can use powder adhesive on top of your silicone liner as needed.

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Can I use DenSureFit on my alternative denture material denture?

DenSureFit is intended for acrylic dentures. If you use DSF on alternative denture materials such as Russell Klein Karadent, Valplast, Flexite, or other alternative materials, you might not get proper adhesion, thus you may get a shorter life from your liner…could be anywhere from a day or two or two months, users report.

Because alternative materials are generally flexible, as the denture flexes in your mouth, it loosens the silicone.

We cannot guarantee that DenSureFit will adhere to your denture for any length of time. Unfortunately, nor can we offer a refund if it peels off.

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(844) 682-3368

Address

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Ste. 110-548
Vancouver, WA 98685-2899

Office Hours

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© 2019 DenSureFit and OTC Dental. Designed & Developed by Stellar Nine.

© 2019 DenSureFit and OTC Dental.

Designed & Developed by Stellar Nine.

IMPORTANT! DenSureFit is not a substitute for a professional reline from your dentist. It is for temporary use only until a dentist can be seen. Long-term use of this product and similar products may lead to bone loss, continuing irritation, sores or other problem. NOT FOR USE on flexible nylon-based denture bases such as Flexite® or Valplast.®

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