Dentures are made from acrylic and ceramic that are used to mimic the appearance of the gums and teeth, respectively. The inner surface of the dentures that come in contact with the gums is lined with a soft material. This ensures the gums do not get bruised and also absorbs the shock from reaching the gums, from the hard denture base, made from acrylic.
What are the advantages of soft liners?
- Soft liners feel more comfortable against the gums.
- The material used to make soft liners is biocompatible.
- Biting and chewing food is more comfortable with soft liners.
- Soft liners almost eliminate the pain experienced by the gums due to the weight of the dentures.
The process of applying soft liners to the dentures is quite simple. You can bring the dentures to our practice to get the liners placed. The dentist will examine them and prepare the material for the liners. It will take very little time and can be completed in the dental practice itself. Patients who have a difficult time adjusting to the hard surface of the dentures can benefit from soft liners.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 371-1070 to have a consultation with any of our Los Gatos Dental Group dentists, and we will be happy to help!