Have you ever had a recently relined a denture or delivered a new denture that seems to fit okay, but could use better retention? Rather than relining the denture, simply try extending the post dam area with compound.
We find that in most every case of this nature, the denture is adapted well to the palate, but that there was a discrepancy in the distal extension of the impression. By using compound to deepen and extend from the buccal of the hammular notch across the soft palate to the buccal of the other hammular notch, we can regain maximum retention. Once this task is completed chair side, send the denture to the lab and we will convert the compound to acrylic the same day.