Rebase, Reline & Repair
Do you have broken, worn or poor-fitting dentures? If so, you’ll be happy to know that they don’t always need to be replaced. Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, we can sometimes simply rebase, reline or repair your existing dentures. Most repairs can be completed on the same day.
Rebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. It is a process of retrofitting dentures by replacing the entire acrylic denture base with new acrylic, which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
This consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. We will need to take an impression inside your existing denture to ensure a proper reline.
Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). This can be due to:
Disease or illness
In most cases, we can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear.
Most repairs can easily be done in one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit.