If you have suffered from weight loss, weight gain or water retention, the shape of your mouth may have changed and a new denture may be necessary. Sometimes, the denture rubs against the gums and causes an infection that can affect the fit of the denture. You may require a reline to solve this problem. Besides this, with regular wear and tear, the condition of the denture can deteriorate and a reline might be necessary. Similarly, an overbuilt denture or a resorbed ridge will give you an improper fit and you may have to visit the dentist for a reline.
A dental reline helps you get a better fit for your denture. This in turn helps the dental ridge maintain good health and prolongs the life of the denture. Since a well fitting denture enables you to eat well, you remain healthy and fit in the long run.