Pearls For Your Practice® | Joe Blaes, DDS A definitive long-term solution for denture liners NOVUS Resilient Denture Liner from Lang Dental In my practice, I have found the soft denture liners are great for relining my patients’ dentures. The in-office types of materials work well for short periods of time such as during heal- ing of an immediate denture. For long-time service, I have found that lab-processed soft liners are the best. The best resilient liner has been ab- sent from the market for more than 10 years due to the key compound losing its primary user — the U.S. military/ NASA. Recently, NOVUS has been reintroduced by Lang Dental to solve multiple problems dentists have had with other resilient liners. Unlike popular intermediate- and short-term liners, NOVUS has no plasticizers to leach out of the material, so it remains as resilient years from now as it was on the first day. It features no rebound. This makes chewing easier and more comfortable for the patient. It is a lab-processed liner that is truly the definitive long-term solution for denture liners. NOVUS has many other features and benefits: a) denture stays clean using normal hygiene methods with less odor and stain, and sore spots are minimized with healthy tissue under the denture, b) because the surface wets easily, the denture retention is superb, c) easy adjustment and polishing with rotary instruments chairside, d) engagement of deep anatomical undercuts, e) moldable around overdenture abutments or implant heads and bars to provide denture retention, stability, and support, f) allows denture movement toward the abutments and tissues, g) excellent bonding to acrylic denture bases, excellent adhesive strength, permanent bond with no delaminating, h) X-ray-opaque (can be identified if parts are swallowed or inhaled), i) permanent resiliency; it will not harden, even during extended time periods. More information is available on www.langdental.com or by calling Lang Dental at (847) 215-6622. NOVUS is processed by labs. Ask your dental lab technician to use it on denture relines or purchase NOVUS from a favorite distributor. Please visit our Web site archives for more great Pearls For Your Practice® at www.dentaleconomics.com, and share your experiences with products you use at http://community.pennwelldentalgroup.com.