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Denture Reline (chairside): Code D5730, D5731, D5740, D5741

Denture reline, specifically chairside denture reline, is a dental procedure performed to improve the fit and comfort of removable dentures directly in the dental office, without the need for sending the dentures to a dental laboratory. This procedure is often done when the existing dentures have become loose or uncomfortable due to changes in the underlying gums and bone structure.

Chairside denture reline can be performed on various types of dentures, including complete dentures and partial dentures, whether they are for the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch.


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Here’s a brief FAQ about chairside denture relines:

What is a chairside denture reline?

A chairside denture reline is a procedure performed by a dentist to adjust the fit of a denture by adding new material to the tissue side of the denture. This is typically done in the dental office, as opposed to sending the denture to a dental laboratory.

Why might I need a chairside denture reline?

The need for a denture reline can arise due to changes in the shape of the jawbone or soft tissues in the mouth. Over time, the jawbone may resorb, causing the dentures to become loose. Weight loss or gain, natural aging, or other factors can also contribute to changes in the oral tissues, requiring adjustments to the denture for a better fit.

How is a chairside denture reline performed?

  1. Evaluation: The dentist will assess the fit of the denture and the condition of the oral tissues.
  2. Material Application: A putty-like material is applied to the tissue side of the denture while it is placed in the patient’s mouth. This material conforms to the current shape of the oral tissues.
  3. Setting Time: The material is allowed to set or cure. This process usually takes a short amount of time.
  4. Adjustments: Once the material has set, the dentist makes any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit.

How long does a chairside denture reline take?

The entire procedure typically takes a few hours. However, the exact time can vary depending on the dentist’s technique, the type of reline material used, and the specific needs of the patient.

Is chairside denture reline painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during a chairside denture reline. The process involves taking impressions and making adjustments, but local anesthesia may be used to ensure the patient’s comfort.

How often should denture relines be done?

The frequency of denture relines varies from person to person. In general, denture wearers may need a reline every few years or sooner if significant changes in the oral tissues occur.

Can I eat immediately after a chairside denture reline?

It’s advisable to wait until any anesthetic has worn off and the dentist has confirmed that the reline is successful before eating. The dentist will provide specific post-reline care instructions.

Will insurance cover chairside denture relines?

Insurance coverage for denture relines varies, and it’s essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage.

Always consult with your dentist or prosthodontist for personalized information and guidance based on your unique dental situation.