“What is the difference between a soft liner and a soft reline?” DenSureFit gets asked this question frequently. Some denture wearers might hear about soft liners from their dentist and then they hear that DenSureFit is a soft reline.
“What is the difference?” they ask. Well, they are the same. The soft reline procedure is one that applies a soft liner to the inside of your denture for a better fit. When your dentist does it in the office, it is called a professional soft reline. When you do it at home using a kit such as DenSureFit, it is an “at-home” reline. There are other “at-home” denture liners that can also be purchased online or at stores such as Wal-Mart, but those are quite different from DenSureFit, which is the very first silicone denture liner kit available over-the-counter and even provides an option for soft liners for lower dentures.
Is there any difference in the material used between what the dentist uses and DenSureFit?
“Is there any difference in the material used between what the dentist uses and DenSureFit?” one might ask. The materials used in DenSureFit are exactly the same as the professional reline materials that many dentists use (and will charge between $250-400 for a reline of just one denture plate). As a matter of fact, the vinyl polysiloxane (the technical name for the DenSureFit silicone) is said to be one of the finest soft reline materials used by dentists. Some have even said it’s the holy grail of them all!
“What makes the DenSureFit silicone material better than the one my dentist used for my soft reline? The one my dentist used smelled like a nail salon, the soft liner had a bad taste, and even burned my mouth!”
The vinyl polysiloxane (silicone for soft lining for dentures) that DenSureFit uses to make your denture snug is one of the gentlest materials that can be used for soft relines and tissue conditioners. It is tasteless, odorless and has no burning. Many dentists use it especially when they need to reline a patient’s dentures who have had a recent mouth surgery or are having a challenge with infection because it is so gentle.
DenSureFit has chosen one of the best denture liner materials and has made it available to the home-user. The silicone stays soft and supple from the first day you put it in to the day you take it out, months later. It does not change state. It stays the same. When your gums shrink, and your denture gets loose again, you can add more silicone in the trough area right on top of the previous layer to snug them up again!
How long does a soft denture reline last?
“How long does a soft denture reline last?” you might ask. With proper application and care, your soft denture liners should last a minimum of three months. If it is adhering properly, comfortable, fitting well and free from bacteria, your liner can stay in your denture.
So, whether you call it a soft liner or a soft reline, it’s all the same. DenSureFit silicone is a soft liner that you apply to your denture when you give yourself an “at-home” soft reline. They are meant to stay in your denture to keep your denture snug and cushioned for months.
Denture soft reline instructions can be found on the DenSureFit website at www.densurefit.com/staging.