Re: Immediate denture reline question??
I've had my dentures for 16 months now. They've gone through the exact process you describe. They're "immediate" dentures, a full upper and partial lower. I had chairside soft relines at 1 , 2 and 4 months after the extractions. At 6 months after the extractions the immediate dentures were hard relined. After seeing how the soft reline material had built up on the original denture I was concerned that the hard relined denture would be really bulky. That turned out not to be the case. The dentures came back thin and light. It was impossible to see where the old acrylic ended and the new reline acrylic began. The dentist used the dentures as the "tray" for the mold. My appointment was first thing in the morning and I had my dentures back later that afternoon. I had the option to have a rebase done but it would have been an extra cost and take 2 days longer to do. Now, 8 months after the hard reline, the dentures still fit very well and without the need for adhesives.
If you have any other questions about the process I'd be happy to answer them for you.