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How to Reline Your Own Dentures

Updated on January 15, 2015

How to Reline Dentures Yourself With a Denture Reliner Kit

New dentures are made to fit snugly around the gums and stay firmly in your mouth. Over time, gum tissue can shrink and the dentures become loose. This means they may slip when you are talking or eating, and they can also develop sore spots where they rub on the gum and cause pain. Many people feel very embarrassed and may hold a hand over their mouth when talking and prefer not to eat around other people. Dental adhesive may give some temporary assistance, but when dentures become loose they need to be relined. Dental visits can be quite expensive, so many people prefer to reline their own dentures using a Denture Reliner Kit by EasyComforts on Amazon

Typical Components in a Denture Reline Kit

Step-by-Step Instructions for a DIY Denture Reline

These instructions are for a Perma Soft kit that I helped a neighbor use. The other kits appear to have the same sorts of system, but she chose Perma Soft because it had the most star ratings in feedback reviews on Amazon.

  1. Remove the dentures and clean them, then thoroughly dry them. Rinse your mouth out and make sure there are no food particles sticking to your gums. Cover the outside of the dentures with a layer of petroleum jelly so that the reline material will not adhere to them if it gets on to the outside.
  2. Read the instructions that came with the reline kit. The kit contains bottles of powder and liquid that activate when they are mixed together. This happens quickly so you need to have everything organized in front of you before you start mixing. If you are relining both dentures then you should only reline one denture at a time, beginning with the top one.
  3. Put the powder and liquid components in the mixing cup together, and stir for no more than 10 seconds, or according to the directions. Quickly pour the mixture into the clean top denture. Place both your dentures in your mouth and bite down slowly and firmly but do not clamp your jaws together too hard. Hold this for 3 to 5 minutes then remove the dentures and run cold water through the top one that you relined. Use a sharp knife or razor blade to trim away any excess material. Replace the top denture, then reline the bottom one using the same procedure.
  4. Replace your soft denture reline if it becomes uncomfortable again. Most people find they go from three months to two years between relines. You should visit a dentist every two years because as we age our gum tissue and jawbone can shrink, to the point where dentures may need to be remade.

    The most difficult part of the process is putting up with the chemical smell and taste when you put the dentures into your mouth with the solution in them. The chemical taste can last for up to a week, but most people are willing to put up with it rather than spend hundreds of dollars for a reline by a dentist.

Denture Reliner Kits on Amazon

Perma Soft Denture Reliner Kit--Reline 2 Denture Plates
Perma Soft Denture Reliner Kit--Reline 2 Denture Plates

This popular kit contains enough reliner for both the upper and lower denture and can last for about two years. There are around 200 customer reviews on Amazon if you want to find out how good people thought it was.

 
ProSoft Denture Reliner-Relines 2 Denture Plates
ProSoft Denture Reliner-Relines 2 Denture Plates

This kit has enough for 2 relines and is easy to use. It is zinc-free for those with allergies.

 
Reline-It Denture Reliner, 2-Count, (Pack of 2)
Reline-It Denture Reliner, 2-Count, (Pack of 2)

A tip for this kit is to put the liquid in the freezer for two minutes before you make the mix as it will prolong the setting time and prevent it going lumpy while you mix it.

 
Acryline 2 Temporary Denture Reliner
Acryline 2 Temporary Denture Reliner

Contains enough to reline two dentures.

 
Denture Reline Kit by EasyComforts
Denture Reline Kit by EasyComforts

This kit contains enough to reline two dentures. There were no Amazon reviews to see what other people thought about it.

 

Denture Adhesive on Amazon

If your dentures are loose and you are not ready to try a denture reline, then some denture adhesive can help keep your false teeth in place. This can be in the form of a glue like paste, a powder or adhesive strips. These are best used as a short-term solution until you can get to a dentist.

Perma Soft Denture Reliner on YouTube

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      hilary sanchez 16 months ago

      i cannot use this stuff the taste lingers to long for me and makes all of my food taste like the nail salon.

      My favorite choices are cushion grip and comfort lining thermoplastic denture adhesive

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Interesting, had no idea such stuff was around. Thumbs up, and I'll Tweet it for you.

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      This seems like a good money saving idea.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Very helpful lense.

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      aussiejon 4 years ago

      great lens, my dad is always having issues with his dentures, he can be often found out in the shed filing them to make them fit better! lol, I will recommend he get one of these reliner kits and give them a go!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips :)

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      Susan R. Davis 4 years ago from Vancouver

      Although I don't have dentures yet - thank goodness - I am happy to read this option for people who do. Dentures are expensive enough without the extra relining maintenance cost. *blessed*

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      That's the beauty of writing and reading lenses and articles. Because you are always learning something different.

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i did not knlow there is a reliner option. thanks for the useful information.

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      rasnasah 4 years ago

      Nice informative lens.Thanks.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      Good to know there is this option for denture wearers

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      A very small RocketSquid Greeter suggestion for you (feel free to delete after reading, if you like) : have you thought about maybe using a Text List module for your Step by Step instructions? The big numbers list style might look pretty good in there. Just a thought!

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      Seems like a practical idea.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I like it, it's worth trying, can save a big bill at the dentist. Thanks.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is fascinating. My parents both wear dentures, and this could be helpful information for them.

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      Valerie Proctor Davis 4 years ago from Birmingham, Alabama

      Hey, that's a clever idea!