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 acrylic base of a denture and the gums. Soft liners can be put in during the fabrication of new dentures or placed in existing dentures (permanent soft reline).
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
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
Clinical evidence indicates that almost everyone tolerates soft liner materials
With soft liners, many denture wearers report that they can chew food more comfortably
A proven technology; soft liners have been offered to patients for over 20 years and over that time the materials and technology have steadily improved
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 a denturist to examine the fit of dentures, the health of a patient’s oral tissues and to ensure professional cleaning