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Soft Liners

A permanent soft liner is a layer of soft material that is fitted to the surface of a denture and rests next to the oral tissues. In short, a soft liner acts as a cushion or shock absorber between the hard plastic base of a denture and the gums. Soft liners can be used in the fabrication of new dentures or placed in existing dentures.

IS A SOFT LINER RIGHT FOR YOU?
Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals with:

  • Severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of dentures
  • Chronic soreness
  • Gums with prominent or sharp bony areas

ADVANTAGES OF SOFT LINERS

  • Greater comfort (a significant number of denture wearers with chronic discomfort have experienced great relief
  • With soft liners, many denture wearers report that they can chew food more comfortably

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WITH SOFT LINERS

  • Greater consideration in the use of proper cleaners and good home care must be given to soft liners
  • Soft liners require regular follow-up visits with us to examine the fit of dentures, the health of a patient’s oral tissues, and to ensure professional cleaning