What we know, is that our patients FEEL our passion. They feel that we are their biggest cheerleaders. They feel that we want the best for them. They do NOT feel judged. We want to give every patient the opportunity to say YES to the best dental care.
Your Dentures Will Change with Time
Like all dental appliances, dentures will wear over years of daily use. Dentures are usually made of acrylic, porcelain, or a hard plastic polymer. Natural wear and tear from consistent bite force will cause the denture itself to wear, both on the tooth surface side and on the tissue-bearing side. This pressure over time can lead to cracks or fractures.
Improper care can also lead to denture issues. Only soft brushes and approved denture cleaning solutions and cold water should be used to clean your dentures. If your dentures have become loose, do not attempt to adjust them on your own. Make an appointment with Karmazin Dental to evaluate if a denture reline will be beneficial.
Problems to Avoid with a Denture Reline
Natural teeth maintain the integrity of your oral soft tissues and your jawbone density. When you lose teeth from periodontal disease, decay or trauma, the bone and soft tissues will change. Dentures are designed and custom fitted to minimize any further changes to your bone and oral tissue.
Over time, the gums that support your dentures may undergo some changes and result in an improper fit. Research has proven that these potential complications can be caused by ill-fitting dentures include:
- Tissue overgrowth
- Fungal infections
Dentures that fit unevenly will also trap food and plaque. These problems will make a set of dentures uncomfortable and difficult to use.
It's a Team Thing. Here at Karmazin Dental, we invest heavily in recruitment of “A+” team members. Everyone on Team Karmazin has unparallel talent and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. No matter who you see at your appointment, you can be assured that you will be met with a wealth of experience and knowledge not to mention, unequaled customer service.
Not Insurance Driven. The restrictions and limitations that dental insurance puts on its members and Dentists is continuously changing and it is not always for the betterment of the patient. Our focus at Karmazin Dental is to provide patients with the best course of treatment for them, period. For patients without dental insurance, we offer and in house membership plan, which gives the power BACK to our patients. By removing the restrictions of what insurance says they will or will not cover, patients get to spend their money the way they want.
Our philosophy is
CUSTOMIZED ORAL CARE
Growth: Always in ALL – Ways
Gratitude: Our patients provide EVERYTHING
Relentless: Clinical Excellence & continuing OUR education
Never Settle: Provide excellence but have the humility to know we will never get there. There is always something more to do, learn and improve upon.
20/20: Complete transparency with our patients and our team.
Integrity to the Core: Do what we say and say what we think.
The Denture Reline Procedure
Denture relining is a simple and affordable procedure at Karmazin Dental that reshapes the underside of a denture to make it more comfortable as it rests against your gums. Relines are referred to as soft or hard, and may be completed either in our office, or in a dental lab.
- Soft Relines- This is often the preferred option simply because they tend to be more comfortable. This is true if you are a new denture wearer with bone resorption still taking place at a more rapid rate, or if your gum tissue is just sensitive. A soft reline can be done in our office by our caring team with a liquid polymer that is layered into the denture to add both depth and cushion. It is a quick procedure, and a secure, comfortable fit is achieved with your collaborative input. The main advantage of a soft reline is how fast you can have your denture completed. A possible disadvantage to the soft reline is that it may require more frequent fine-tuning due to its soft, porous nature.
- Hard Reline- A hard reline reshapes your denture in the same manner as with a soft reline, but it is done with a material more like the denture base. The result is a more permanent reline solution that will last much longer than a soft reline. It too might be done in our office, but Karmazin Dental may recommend the specialist focus of a dental lab because of possible complications with fit and heat transfer of the materials used.
You can see, denture relining is an easy and effective method to reshape a denture when it starts to give you difficulty. If you are experiencing any discomfort with your dentures, ask your passionate team at Karmazin Dental about a possible denture reline, you will be glad you did.
Preventative Oral Hygiene Is a Good Habit
All denture wearers, just like anyone with their natural teeth, should visit us at Karmazin Dental twice a year. These regular checkups will allow for timely adjustments to your dentures and to evaluate the condition of your hard and soft tissues of your oral cavity.
If you have consistent problems with the fit of your dentures, our team may recommend adding dental implants to secure them. Do not rely on a mouthful of denture adhesive to make your dentures fit. It is wise and easy to make an appointment with Karmazin Dental if you notice any changes in your mouth. Our detail focused team will know if your dentures need relining or adjustment.
We Love Creating Beautiful Smiles
The entire team at Karmazin Dental share the exceptional passion radiating from Drs. Molly and Corey Karmazin. Each member of the team works diligently to provide modern dental technology, loving care, and time conscious service. You will find five unique qualities that each team member shares. We believe in and practice team ethics and we collectively make every day and every appointment fun. The unbridled desire for continuing education brings to you a higher level of expertise and skills. You will leave with a smile after experiencing our patience and positive attitudes. We share the simple goal of making your smile the invaluable asset it should be.
Please call, text, or email to make your appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a denture reline for you. Our number is 605-323-1320 and we have plenty of convenient parking at our office, 5701 S. Remington Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. At Karmazin Dental we want to achieve perfection with every procedure, but we will accept excellence.