ELASTIC RELINING MATERIALS FOR COMPLETE DENTURES – THEORY AND PRACTICE
Excessive bone resorption, presence of thin, non-resilient mucosa, exostoses or painful neurogenic points require a specific clinical approach. Prosthetic treatment with complete dentures, relined with elastic materials is a method of choice, eliminating a number of clinical problems.
The lecture will discuss the indications and contraindications for relining complete dentures with elastic materials, types of elastic relining materials depending on their chemical composition and final hardness and own clinical case. Frequently clinical problems with the use of elastic relining materials – detachment of the elastic material from the prosthetic base, colonization of Candida spp., etc. and options for resolving them will be presented. Specific practical guidelines for cleaning and storage of two-layer complete dentures will be proposed.