DenSureFit

Instruction Guide

How to Apply DenSureFit Soft Silicone Reline Material

Dentist-grade soft silicone denture reline material

Follow Instructions Exactly for a Successful Reline

Please review all instructions carefully before attempting your reline. The contents of the kit are intended for one denture plate.

CAUTION:

Do not use immediately following extractions. Consult your dentist before using!

Acrylic Dentures

DenSureFit is for use on ACRYLIC dentures. Not for use on alternative denture materials.

Applying over a soft professional reline?

If so, please follow “SNUG-UP Application” instructions.

Do you have a partial denture?

If so, these instructions are also for you. Pay close attention to the variation for seating a PARTIAL.

Before You Begin

Understanding how to handle each piece of your kit is CRITICAL to avoid wasting your product.

Be sure to read this entire guide before you start.

What You’ll Need

In addition to parts included in your kit, it will help to have the following items on hand:

  • A clean, dry towel
  • Dish soap
  • Rubbing alcohol & cotton balls/pads
  • Scissors
  • A timer or stopwatch

Inside The Kit

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Primer (½ bottle)

DenSureFit PrimerOne thin, even coat of primer makes DenSureFit silicone stick to your denture. Your unopened primer bottle will look slightly less than ½-full (1 ml total). When used properly, it only takes half of the primer provided (.5 ml) to prime one denture plate. The remaining primer is intended for touch-ups after your first silicone application.

IMPORTANT!

When you dip the swab into the primer, REMOVE IT QUICKLY! The primer is highly absorbent- DO NOT leave your swab in the primer or dip it more than once. If you do, it will soak up ALL the primer and you will NOT have any primer left for later. One quick dip is the perfect amount to primer one denture plate.

Replace the cap tightly and immediately after use. Store your DenSureFit primer tightly capped and upright in the refrigerator to prevent evaporation.

Inside The Kit

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Primer Swabs (x2)

  • Use each primer swab only once.
  • Quickly dip the swab ONE TIME ONLY and REMOVE IMMEDIATELY from the primer!

The second swab is for a Snug-Up application.

Two Primer Swabs and Two Silicone Applicators of DenSureFit
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Silicone Applicators (x2)

The silicone goes on after the primer coat.
It’s the magic that makes your denture snug like never before.

  • BEFORE YOU TWIST to open the applicator, locate the black arrow on the tube. Hold orange barrel still and firmly in one hand. With other hand, TWIST clear tabs on the tip in the direction of the arrow until you hear/feel the “click”. If it does not click, or if you twist opposite the arrow, your silicone may squeeze out of the sides of the applicator tip and become unusable.
  • DO NOT twist/open your silicone applicator until you are ready to apply it to your denture! Otherwise, it will dry out and you’ll waste your silicone.
  • Use ALL the product in one applicator to reline one denture plate. The second applicator is for a SNUG-UP application. Most people require 2 applicators to get snug.
  • Use only one applicator of silicone at one time (i.e., one for each application). After 4 minutes of curing time, assess your fit. If you’re not snug, you can add another applicator of silicone on top of the first layer only in the wall/trough areas of the denture.

Know the Anatomy of Your Denture

IMPORTANT!

It is CRITICAL you understand and apply these concepts to create a proper fit. You have ONE SHOT to get it right. If you don’t, you’ll need to peel out the material and start over.

Anatomy of Denture: Ridge (Border), Wall (Flange), Trough, Back Edge, Palate

Please identify the parts of your own upper denture before applying DenSureFit.

How to Ensure Your Proper Fit:
SEAT your denture in your SUCTION SPOT!

DenSureFit works by suction on the upper denture. That suction happens in your suction spot in the roof of your mouth. Your roof
barely changes, so it is always going to be your reference point. When your denture is seated properly in your suction spot during
your reline, the silicone is forced to fill the voids in your gum line in precisely the right spots so that your denture STAYS SUPPORTED in your suction spot.

So, it is CRITICAL that you seat your denture snugly in your suction spot.
Think of how a suction cup works. All the air needs to be pressed out before suction can happen. Your denture works the same way! There can be no air pockets between your denture and the roof of your mouth.

Before you use DenSureFit, PRACTICE finding your SUCTION SPOT!
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Before you use DenSureFit, PRACTICE finding your SUCTION SPOT!

  • First, practice with your denture out of your mouth. Pretend you are a baby and suck your thumb. Wrap your finger around your nose and give your thumb a few nice sucks. Feel where the curved pad of your thumb get suctioned in that curved part of the roof of your mouth? That’s your SUCTION SPOT and THAT is where you need to firmly seat your denture.
  • Now, place your denture in your mouth and suck your thumb, mouth closed around your thumb. This is where you should seat it during your reline.

NOTE: While many people have natural mouth and denture contours and conditions to achieve good suction, some do not. Not every wearer will be able to achieve good suction. If this is your situation, it is still CRUCIAL that you seat your denture properly in your suction spot.

DenSureFit Procedure

Upper Reline Instructions.

Step 1: Clean, Rinse and Dry Your Denture

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If you don’t clean and dry your denture completely prior to
application, DenSureFit will not stick!

For best results, wash your denture with dishwashing soap, dry with a clean towel, then allow it to air dry thoroughly. NOTE: Adhesives (especially waterproof types) can leave a residue on your denture. It’s important to clean off this “invisible” residue before starting your reline. Denture cleanser is NOT sufficient for this job of prepping your denture prior to relining.

PRO TIP: After washing/drying your denture, wipe the inside with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball until it is squeaky clean.

Step 2: Apply Primer to the Denture

Review Anatomy of a Denture.
Now you’re ready. Grab one primer swab.

a. Open your primer bottle and quickly dip your swab in and out of the bottle one time only.

b. Close your primer bottle tightly.

c. Use the primer-covered swab to gently paint your denture with primer in a thin, even coat.

d. Starting with the inside top perimeter of your denture, cover every spot on the denture ridge, slightly over the ridge on the front, wall, palate, trough, and along the back edge. Missed spots may cause the silicone to lift.

e. Grab your timer; let the primer dry for two minutes.2 MIN

Apply Primer to the Denture

Step 3: Activate Silicone Applicator

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a. Remember: Do NOT activate the applicator OR press the plunger until you are ready to apply the silicone to your denture.

b. You have approx. 15 seconds to work with the silicone before it starts setting up.

Activate Silicone Applicator

Step 4: Apply Silicone to Your Denture

c. Twist the clear winged tabs IN THE DIRECTION OF THE BLACK ARROW until you hear/feel it snap into place.
(If silicone squishes out the sides, you have twisted the tabs the wrong way! Discard and use a new applicator.)

Apply three lines of silicone to the palate, and the remainder in the trough.

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IMPORTANT! Work quickly to get the silicone onto your denture and into your mouth in about 15 seconds.15 SEC

The lines do not have to be neat, pretty or perfect. Just get it onto your denture and into your mouth QUICKLY so the silicone does not start setting up outside of your mouth. You need it to spread inyour mouth in its most fluid state to get a proper impression for your best fit.

Apply Silicone to Your Denture

Step 5: Seat Your Denture

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Have your timer ready; timing is critical!

a. Immediately insert your denture into your mouth with your thumb (index finger over your nose). Give your thumb a couple nice sucks to suction your denture into your suction spot.

4 MINb. Start your timer and hold your denture in your suction spot firmly with your thumb for 4 minutes.
(DO NOT remove your denture during the 4 minutes!)

suction spot

4 MINFor PARTIALS: Gently snap partial into mouth. DO NOT press or bite down! Look in the mirror to make sure natural teeth and partials are even and your partial is in the right spot. Gently touch upper and lower teeth together in a natural biting position until they make even contact, then STOP! Do not bite down any further. Relax your jaw; let the silicone cure for 4 minutes.

Step 6: Assess Fit

Remove your thumb. Keep your denture in your mouth and assess how it feels.

SNUG!

If your denture stays up and is snug and comfy, you are done! Don’t wear your newly-relined denture for 2 hours as it needs to finish curing outside of your mouth (air-dry).

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NOT SNUG?

If your denture does not feel snug, don’t worry… you are NORMAL! Most wearers with medium looseness require 2 silicones for complete snugness.

Remove your denture and examine the silicone inside of your denture to determine if you need a Snug-Up application.

a. Examine the silicone on your palate. You’ll need to ensure your foundation is good before moving on. Did the silicone make a true impression of the roof of your mouth? If so, you are fine to move on. But if you see humps where lines of silicone did not spread thinly and evenly on your palate, this is an issue. If this is your case, do NOT do a Snug-Up. You will need to remove the silicone and start fresh. Contact DenSureFit and let us know what happened.

b. Examine where the silicone ended on the wall. If the silicone did not reach the top of your wall, your voids are not yet  completely filled. Proceed to the Snug-Up Application on page 9. (Ideally, you want even flashing of the silicone on the ridge of your denture. Flashing indicates that voids are filled and provides a nice seal. Even though flashing is desirable, it is not always necessary for a great fit.)

c. Examine the silicone on the back edge of the palate. If you have any bare spots on the back edge of the palate, you might not get your best seal. When you do your Snug-Up application, you can add a skinny line of silicone on the back edge to fill in any bare spots.

Remember…your ideal fit can only happen once all your voids are completely filled. These voids must be filled with the denture properly
seated in your suction spot. When this happens, an accurate impression of your mouth is created and the denture can then STAY  SUPPORTED up in your suction spot.

PRO TIP: DenSureFit silicone is BUILD-ABLE! It will adhere to itself WITHOUT primer. As your denture loosens over time, you may apply more silicone to your previous layer using the Snug-Up application. You DO NOT need to remove and reapply your previous layer as long as it’s in good condition and not lifting.

Make sure your previous layer of silicone is perfectly clean and dry before adding a new layer, or it will not adhere properly.

Video: Upper Denture Instructions

DenSureFit Procedure

Upper Snug-Up Application.

Use these SNUG-UP instructions to snug up your denture AFTER your initial application of DenSureFit or if you are applying DenSureFit over a SOFT PROFESSIONAL RELINE.

Step 1: Clean, Rinse and Dry Your Denture

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If you don’t clean and dry your denture completely prior to
application, DenSureFit will not stick!

For best results, wash your denture with dishwashing soap, dry with a clean towel, then allow it to air dry thoroughly. NOTE: Adhesives (especially waterproof types) can leave a residue on your denture. It’s important to clean off this “invisible” residue before starting your reline. Denture cleanser is NOT sufficient for this job of prepping your denture prior to relining.

PRO TIP: After washing/drying your denture, wipe the inside with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball until it is squeaky clean.

Step 2: Prime Bare Spots

a. Prime any bare spots of hard acrylic that did not get covered by silicone on the top of the ridge, slightly over the front of the ridge, and on the back edge of the palate. It is not necessary to prime over DenSureFit silicone. The silicone will adhere to itself without primer. DO NOT cover existing silicone with primer.

b. Let primer dry for 2 minutes. 2 MIN

Apply Primer to the Denture

Variation for Applying PRIMER Over Soft Professional Reline:

Apply primer over ALL of the soft reline material EXCEPT on the top of the palate. You will only need to prime ¼ of the way up the palate.

Step 3: Apply Silicone to the wall of the trough

Apply silicone to the middle of the wall of the trough area. Work quickly to get the silicone onto your denture and into your mouth.

Apply Silicone to the wall of the trough
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IMPORTANT: Do not apply silicone to the palate on a snug-up or over a soft professional reline! If you do, you will over-build the palate and your fit will be ruined.

How much silicone to apply? Use 1/2 an applicator (or 1 line of silicone) if a minor snug-up is needed. Use 1 full applicator if your denture is still moderately loose.

Exception: Bare spots on the back edge. IF the silicone has not extended all the way to the back edge of the palate and there are bare spots of acrylic, apply a very skinny line at the back edge.

Seat your denture by pressing up towards the bridge of your nose

Step 4: Seat Your Denture

a. Insert denture into your mouth with your thumb (finger over nose) and give your thumb a couple nice firm sucks so it suctions up in your suction spot.

4 MINb. Set timer and hold denture firmly in place with your thumb for 4 minutes. Do not remove your denture during the 4 minutes.

c. Assess fit. If it’s snug, you’re done!

d. If it is not snug, examine the silicone as you did on page 8 to determine if all your voids are filled. If not, repeat the Snug-Up application using another ½ or whole applicator of silicone (depending on how much void you still need to fill).

DenSureFit Procedure

Lower Reline Instructions.

For complete instructions on cleaning, priming, and activating the silicone applicator, click here.

Have an UPPER and LOWER?

Do not attempt to reline your lower plate until your upper fits properly. Always reline your upper FIRST and then your lower. Do NOT reline them both at the same time.

Please review Upper Reline Instructions or click here.

Step 1: Clean, Rinse and Dry Denture

Clean, rinse and dry your denture (click here).

Step 2: Apply PRIMER and let DRY 2 minutes.

2 MINPrime entire inside of lower denture and slightly over the ridge to the front of your lower denture (click here).

Step 3: Apply Silicone

15 SECApply 1 applicator of silicone in the bottom of the trough. Work quickly. You will need to get the silicone into your denture and into your mouth within 15 seconds.

Lower reline denture

Step 4: Seat Denture

  1. Lightly place the denture onto your lower gum line. DO NOT press down with your fingers. Do NOT bite down, yet.
  2. Check your midline in a mirror: Ensure your 2 front teeth of your lower are centered with your 2 front teeth of your upper.
  3. GENTLY bring teeth together in a natural biting position.
  4. STOP as soon as you feel your teeth make complete and proper, even contact and your denture is properly seated.
  5. 4 MINRelax your lower jaw and let it hang slightly open. Set timer for 4 minutes and keep still while it cures. Do NOT remove the denture from your mouth until the 4 minutes is up.

Step 5: Assess Fit
After the 4 minutes, assess your fit.

SNUG!

If your denture is snug, you are done. Leave your denture to air dry outside of your mouth for 2 hours before wearing while it finishes curing. See back of booklet for trimming and care instructions or click here.

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NOT SNUG?

Examine the silicone in your denture.

Did the silicone end before it reached the top of the denture wall? If the silicone ended before it reached the top of the wall, you may need more silicone to finish filling your voids. Proceed to the Snug-Up Procedure or click here.

If the silicone flashed all the way around the edges of your denture, then you have filled all the voids and you have a nice seal. This is likely the best fit that you are able to achieve. Use powder adhesive on top of your lining if you need extra security.

Issue with a “floating” lower denture?

DenSureFit will do its job of filling the voids that are making your denture loose. Even after the voids are filled, your denture may still want to “float” off the gum line. If this is your issue, use a powder adhesive to help keep your denture secured on your lower gum  line.

Video: Lower Denture Instructions

DenSureFit Procedure

Lower Snug-Up Application.

Snug-Up Procedure For Lower Denture

If needed, use these instructions to snug up your lower denture immediately following your initial application or later if your denture gets loose.

DenSureFit silicone is build-able. If your denture gets loose after a good initial fit and your liner is in good condition, you can layer more silicone on top of your existing liner.

a. Clean and Dry Denture
Ensure your denture is perfectly clean and dry as you did in your initial application. Wipe down the inside of the denture with rubbing alcohol and let dry.

b. Prime Bare Spots2 MIN
Dip a cotton swab into the primer and use that to prime any bare spots of hard acrylic on the ridge, along the back edge and slightly over the front of the ridge. Let the primer dry for 2 minutes. (The reason for the cotton swab is because you need very little primer to prime bare spots. The foam swab in your kit will use more primer than you need. Do not cover existing DenSureFit silicone with primer. It will not harm the silicone, it just is not necessary because the silicone will adhere to itself without the primer.)

c. Apply Silicone
15 SECApply silicone to the bottom of your trough. Work quickly to get the silicone in your denture and into your mouth within 15 seconds. This is especially important on the Snug-Up application because you need that silicone to flow into your voids in its most fluid state.

d. Seat Denture

  • IMMEDIATELY place the denture into your mouth.
  • Bring teeth together in a natural biting position with MEDIUM pressure. STOP as soon as you feel your teeth make complete and proper even contact and it is properly seated.
  • Look in the mirror and make sure that your denture LOOKS and FEELS like it is in the correct spot and that it is comfortable. Relax your lower jaw.
  • 4 MINSet your timer for 4 minutes and keep your denture still.
  • You are done. See back of this booklet for trimming and care instructions.
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Don’t Wear Your Newly Relined Denture For 2 Hours!
After your reline is complete, leave your denture to air-dry outside of your mouth for 2 hours to finish curing.

DenSureFit Procedure

Trimming & Care.

Trim Excess Silicone (optional)

If you have a great fit, but feel like you need to trim extra silicone hanging around the edges of your denture (flashing), keep in mind that over-trimming can break your suction.

Trim front of denture

When to Trim:

  • Trim if silicone is loose, hanging or uncomfortable.
  • Trim if you can see silicone showing when you smile.

When NOT to Trim:

  • Do not trim flashing if it feels comfortable. It is important for a good seal.

How to Trim:

  • Only trim on the FRONT of your denture, above the teeth. NEVER trim directly on top of the ridge you will break the suction seal.
  • It is desirable to have a small amount of flashing on the back edge of the palate. If it is not bothering you, leave it alone. If it is uncomfortable, go ahead and trim, but leave a small amount of flashing coming off the back edge. Hold your scissors at a 45° angle, angled away from the palate. This keeps the silicone against the roof of your mouth, maintaining a seal.
Trim back at 45 degree angle

Trimming a Lower

To trim inside a tight curve on a lower denture, keep the scissor blade CLOSED and run the closed blade downwards on the silicone inside the curve to remove the excess.

It is important to know that while the DenSureFit liner stays in your denture, you should still remove your denture every day to soak your denture in a denture cleanser and to allow your gums a chance to breathe.

Cleaning Your DenSureFit-Lined Denture

  • Soak/clean your DenSureFit-lined denture in a regular denture cleanser every day to remove bacteria.
  • Denture cleansers intended to remove tough stains like smoking stains can be harsh on the silicone if used on a daily basis. If you use them, we recommend you use them once weekly and a regular cleanser the other days in order to extend the life of your liner.
  • It is okay to store your denture in clean water when you are not wearing them.

Brushing Your Liner

  • After soaking your denture in your denture cleanser, you should also gently brush your liner with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use soft bristles to avoid microscopic tears in your liner.
  • Take care when brushing around the edges of the silicone so they do not lift prematurely.

Powder Denture Adhesive

Some people need the extra security of an adhesive on top of their DenSureFit lining. This is likely for those with much bone/tissue loss on the upper, flat palate situations and on lower plates. If you need to use adhesive on top of your DenSureFit liner, powder adhesive will adhere best to the DenSureFit silicone.

Removing Your Densurefit Liner

Most people remove and replace their DenSureFit liners after 3 months. When it is time to remove it, lift an edge and slowly peel the silicone away. A dull, safe tool such as a wooden cuticle pusher may be useful to get underneath the silicone for help with removal.

A rougher or more porous denture surface will cause the silicone to adhere stronger than a smooth, finely polished surface making it tedious to remove. Please click here more information on removing a liner that is stubbornly adhering.

Need Help?

Email us! [email protected]

Call us! 844-682-3368 Mon-Fri (8am-5pm, Pacific Standard Time)

We believe DenSureFit will provide you with the best fit you’ve ever had with your dentures.

We are 100% committed to your success.

Dentist & Customer Approved

Trusted By Thousands Of Customers

“I can eat things now that I couldn’t before, without worry or concern. They fit with a seal and suction that gives great confidence. Thank you!”

“With DenSureFit, I just give my denture a quick soak and light brushing and I’m done! No more sticky glue issues!”

“Once you try the product ONE TIME, you will never return to what you have been using! DenSureFit IS the BEST product for ANY denture wearer!”

© 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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