All About Denture Repair and Relines

All About Denture Repair and Relines

If you have full, or partial dentures you know firsthand how amazing it feels to have your teeth back. Whether you have replaced a row or your entire mouth, dentures make it easier to eat the foods you love and can restore your confidence again.

Just like a car, your dentures will need regular maintenance and tune-ups, and at the odd time, they may need some parts replaced by a professional. Similarly to a fender bender in a parking lot, at times you may find yourself in need of an emergency denture repair. If you want to know all about denture maintenance and repair, read on for more information.

Denture Defects That Mean Time for Repair

While the dentures of today are incredibly sturdy and can withstand years of wear and tear, it is inevitable that at some time you may find yourself in need of denture repair. The materials that they are made of can weaken in certain areas and make them more susceptible to breakage. Additionally, the jaw bone can change shape as you age which causes the denture to no longer fit as well as it used to.

Some common reasons for denture damage include:

  • Broken clasps
  • Cracked dentures tooth
  • Ill fit causing rubbing/pressure spots
  • A fractured denture base

Denture Adjustments, Repairs, and Replacements

Whether it is a small adjustment, or serious damage, from time to time your dentures will need to be repaired. Full, or partial set of dentures, there are three different options that your denturist will recommend to fix them:

  1. Denture Reline: The shape and texture of your gums and tissue of the mouth can change which causes your dentures to not fit as well as they once did. Other reasons for needing a denture reline repair is weight loss, more tooth loss, or bone loss. When this happens, book into the denture clinic for a reline.
  2. Denture Rebase: A denture rebase repair essentially involves replacing the entire base of the partial or complete dentures. This is a great option for when the teeth are in excellent condition still, but just the acrylic base needs to be fixed. This can happen due to regular wear and tear, or from dropping them.
  3. Denture Bite Adjustments: If your dentures are causing a sore spot anywhere in your mouth, it may be time for an adjustment. A dental professional will make a small tweak to your dentures to ensure they fit perfectly again for optimum comfort.
  4. Denture Replacement: Sometimes an adjustment, or repair, to your dentures are not enough to get them feeling and working how you would like them to. In this case, your denturist will recommend a replacement set to bring your smile back in no time.
  5. Emergency Denture Repair: When your dentures are chipped or broken sometimes waiting for an appointment to open up is not an option. Dentures are not only important for proper health and nutrition but also are an important part of feeling comfortable in day-to-day conversations. If you are in need of an urgent denture repair, do not hesitate to contact a Calgary denture clinic that offers same-day repairs to fix dentures right away.

Heed This Warning: Contact Your Denturist

If your dentures are causing discomfort, or rubbing, you may be tempted to try and modify them yourself, but it’s important to entrust any adjustment to the professionals; A ‘self-adjustment' often ends up causing more damage or wrecking the dentures entirely.

If your dentures have become broken or damaged or are causing discomfort to reach out to the qualified and professional denture repair team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic who will repair your dentures and have you feeling confident and comfortable in no time. With two convenient locations to serve you NE and SW Calgary reach out today for all of your denture repair needs by calling 403-475-0016 or filling out the form on our website.


Can I fix dentures at home?

The drug store does sell emergency denture repair kids but note that these are only meant for a temporary fix while you book into your denture clinic. Denture repairs can be complex and when not completed properly you may find yourself with a further damaged or completely inoperative denture.

How do I know if I need a denture to reline?

Over time the shape of your mouth tissues, gums, and jawbone change. When it does, you will want to book in with your denturist for a relining service. Some signs that you need one are:

  • Your dentures slip
  • You experience whistling when you speak
  • Denture discomfort
  • Unpleasant odor
  • Difficulty with foods that were not difficult previously
  • A sunken face shape

These are a few of the signs that you may be in need of denture repair known as a reline. Contact your denturist right away to book an appointment.

What is the difference between a reline and rebase?

A denture rebase will replace the entire base of your full or partial dentures, whereas a reline will reshape the current base of your dentures to fit your mouth better. A rebase is a good idea when your dentures are:

  • Older, but the teeth are still in good shape
  • Cracked along the acrylic base
  • Causing you discomfort with regular wear

If you are experiencing discomfort, or have any sort of denture damage, book into Calgary’s best denture repair clinic Future Smiles to experience their fast and efficient Emergency Denture Repair Services to remedy the issue.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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