Denture Rebase: What It Is and What It Does

Not sure what a denture rebase is or what it does? Then you've come to the right place. In our article this week, our Calgary denture clinic will walk you through this important denture maintenance procedure by explaining how it's carried out and why it's necessary.

When the teeth of your dentures are still in good shape but the acrylic base is not, then a denture rebase is most likely in order. Some of the main reasons you may need a denture rebase include: 

  • The base of your dentures have been damaged
  • The base of your dentures has become weakened or faded
  • Your immediate dentures following tooth extraction surgery need to be replaced

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Denture Rebase: What It Is and What It Does

A denture rebase is performed when the artificial teeth in your dentures are still in good working order but the base itself has become worn, faded, or damaged.

This procedure is much more cost effective than having to replace your entire dentures and can help prolong the life of them by another few years. It also has no effect on the way your dentures look since the teeth aren't being altered in any way. 


How a Denture Rebase Is Performed

When your denturist determines your dentures require a rebase due to the acrylic base being worn, faded, or damaged, then the following will take place:

  • An impression of your mouth will be made
  • The artificial teeth in your dentures will be sectioned off from the old base and all the remaining material will be carefully removed from the artificial teeth
  • Adhesive wax is then used to keep your artificial teeth in place as the cast from the earlier impression is covered with wax
  • The cast is worked upon some more by your denturist and the artificial teeth receive more wax so the proper alignment and thickness is achieved
  • Your artificial teeth will now be securely in place in the cast and your denturist will ensure it is strong enough to withstand the rigours of everyday life through further processing
  • A remount will then occur to make sure your dentures fit exactly as they're meant to

Having a denture rebase performed to fix any issues you're currently experiencing with the acrylic base of your dentures is a cost-effective way to prolong the life of them and ensure they continue to function the way they're supposed to.

If you have any questions about the procedure or are looking to have it done, be sure to contact us today.

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If you're looking for a denture rebase or affordable dentures Calgary, get in touch with our helpful team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation today. We'd love to help get you smiling again!

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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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