How to Remove Reline-It from Dentures
Author : Efrain E. Silva
So when it comes to doing this, pay close attention to me. I will walk you through it in as basic a language as I know how. I will keep it simple….
First of all, take out that old reline before putting on any new reline. That is what this blog is for. NEVER put in a new reline before taking out the old.
Now with that said and out of the way, begin by cleaning the denture, and drying it out, very carefully and not missing a detail. Do so as thoroughly and precisely as you can. Don’t miss any little spinach crumbs, hiding in there.
Open the product and just put 1 of its powder packets + 1 of its liquid packets in your freezer. Leave them there like three minutes before taking them out and mixing. How? Well, do so by pulling out one of those mixer cups included and putting the contents of 1 powder packet in there. Add the liquid in carefully, to the mix, next, being careful not to spill any of it like on your hands or skin. And remember that this liquid is fully flammable so do not let it near sparks, candles, etc. Mix with a spatula (sometimes one is included).
Set it in the mixing tray for half a minute. In other words, let it set. Mix one more time. Set again for just three minutes. Get in the proper biting position and bite down for like another six minutes. Pull it out, rinse it. If there’s any overlapped material clinging on there, from the mix, take it off carefully with the spatula. Put the denture under hot tap water for like twenty minutes and then let it set for like five. Repeat. Soak.
Wash it again in some cold water. Put it back in its home (your mouth, he he heh). See how it feels. Pretty good, right?
Here’s a side note….
Also, has your denture been done right, to begin with? I mean, check if so. If it is not quite right, you will feel it is not snug enough or too loose or just painful when in your mouth. It can cause issues, as well, when trying to remove Reline - It. Yet that’s another problem but one I simply mention, for reference.
This means that, many times, the evaluation does not fit with the partial denture impression that was made & is many times flawed. Incorrect evaluations, and sometimes even impressions, depending on who you work with or ask, can play a role here —- even more times than dental experts might like to admit, which is also the reason why 2nd evaluations and 2nd impressions are so often done, many times offered as part of the full service. I only mention this as a side note ; hopefully, you chose a dental pro of good reputation, known for their work and not cheap gimmicks ; if so, this should not be a problem, in most cases…..