Everything You Need to Know About Denture Relines & Rebase

At Future Smiles, we offer comprehensive and affordable denture repair, reline and rebasing services to remove any stains or cracks and return your dentures back to their former glory.

High-quality dentures are made from a very resilient material and can last for a long time when used correctly. However, over time, you may find that your replacement teeth don’t fit as well as they used to.

This could be for several reasons including:

  • Daily wear and tear
  • Bone loss
  • Changes in the shape of the mouth
  • Accidental breakages

At our Calgary Denture Clinic, we understand the importance of well-fitting, comfortable dentures, which is why we offer a wide range of denture services including same-day repairs and relines/rebases to ensure you get the maximum use out of your replacement teeth.

Denture Repairs

Denture Relining

As you age, the shape of your jawbone and gums will naturally change, meaning that your dentures will not fit as well as they used to.

A denture reline can adapt the fitting surface of your denture to accommodate these changes in your mouth, ensuring your replacement teeth fit well and feel more comfortable.

Hard Denture Reline

A hard denture reline helps to improve the stability of your dentures and involves several different steps including:

  • The old fitting surface of your denture will need to be removed
  • A soft impression material is placed inside the surface of your denture and used to take an accurate impression of your mouth
  • The technical team at our denture clinic use this impression to fabricate a model of a new, hard acrylic denture base

Soft Denture Reline

Some patients have particularly sensitive gums and hard dentures can cause sore spots and discomfort. In such a case, a soft denture reline can be kinder to the mouth because it uses a soft and pliable material that makes the denture much more comfortable to wear.

Given that the material can harden over time, a soft denture reline will need to be done every 1-2 years. The procedure involves:

  • Removing the hard plastic from the fitting surface of the denture.
  • A layer of impression material is placed over the newly-trimmed fitting surface and used to take an accurate impression of your mouth.
  • This impression is used to fabricate a model to accurately place soft reline material on the fitting surface of your denture.

4 Signs You Need a Denture Reline

Some of the most obvious signs you require a denture reline include:

  • Swelling and pain in gums due to poorly fitting dentures
  • Denture stabilization problems
  • Difficulty eating and speaking
  • You don’t want to replace your existing dentures with new ones
Denture Relines

Denture Rebase

Unlike a denture reline, a denture rebase is a more drastic and thorough replacement of ALL the acrylic in the base of a denture. It is used when the teeth are good, but the base leaning on soft tissues needs a complete new adjustment.

Some of the reasons why your denturist may recommend a denture rebase include:

  • A broken/damaged denture
  • Weakened/old denture base
  • You are transforming an ‘immediate’ denture into a ‘permanent’ one
  • The comfort or fit of your denture is not as good as it used to be

Typically, a denture rebase is required every 5-7 years to renew the lifespan of your replacement teeth and ensure they feel and function like new.

Denture Rebase

Call Today

To find out more about our wide range of tooth replacement services including denture relines/rebases and same-day denture repairs, contact our Calgary Denture Clinic at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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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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