Give Your Dentures A New Life With A Denture Rebase

Give Your Dentures A New Life With A Denture Rebase

Dentures can restore eating, speaking, and smiling after natural teeth loss, but they do require upkeep. Your dentures need to be properly maintained, which includes proper oral care such as brushing your dentures with a soft brush and denture cleanser, soaking your dentures overnight, and performing proper gum hygiene. It also means taking your dentures in for denture repair, which includes relines and rebasing as needed.

These two processes allow for adjustments and strengthening of the denture so that they can last longer. Denture reline is often for when the dentures feel uncomfortable in the mouth whereas rebasing is for damages or deterioration of the denture base.

Denture Rebasing: What It Is And When You Need It

What Is Rebasing? Rebasing is a type of denture repair that involves replacing and retrofitting the base of the dentures. This ensures greater stability without replacing the full denture or the denture teeth. Rebasing may be done if the dentures have undergone damage, if the base has weakened, or if the denture was temporary and is now being switched to a permanent denture. A denture rebase extends the life of your dentures and can adjust denture fit, as well as fix certain damage caused by improper care, such as soaking the dentures in substances other than water or denture solution or not soaking the dentures at night.

How Do Dentures Get Rebased? Denture rebasing is a more involved process than a denture reline and it may require you to go without your dentures for a few days. You may be asked to bite down on a semi-rigid material to create an impression of your bite. Your dentures may be used to make a cast so that everything is properly aligned. A new base will be created and the teeth from your original dentures will be removed and placed in the new base. The denturist will assure the rebased dentures have proper occlusion (bite) and that they fit you well before you take them home.

Do I Need A Reline Or A Rebase? That will depend on the damage or wear of the denture. If the base of your dentures are damaged but the teeth are fine, you’ll need a rebase. This can be instances of accidental damage such as cracking the denture base or it may be wear and tear that occurs over time. It is common to get your dentures rebased after about 6 years of wear. A denture reline may be needed after your gums alter, which can happen if you experience rapid weight loss, your gums cease to swell, or your jaw undergoes resorption (when it naturally shrinks when it does not need to support teeth). Your denturist will know which denture repairs are needed and will let you know how to proceed.

Get Your Denture Rebase At Future Smiles In Calgary

When your dentures are damaged or uncomfortable, bring them to your Calgary denturist for a denture rebase or reline. The sooner you get your dentures repaired, the sooner you can go back to speaking, eating, and smiling comfortably. If you need affordable denture repairs in Calgary, contact the expert team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic at 1-403-475-0016 or by booking a free consultation. You can visit us in person at our Coral Springs NE,  or Macleod SW Calgary clinics. We'd love to help get you smiling again!


Q: How long is the procedure for denture rebasing?
A: The procedure almost always requires a few days to set the impression, pour the mold, and replace the base. Patients should expect to not wear their dentures for about 2 days while the rebasing takes place.

Q: What are the types of denture repairs?
A: When your dentures crack, chip, break, or are causing discomfort or bad breath, there are a number of ways your Calgary denturist can repair them:

  • Emergency denture repair services
  • Denture rebase
  • Denture reline
  • Bite adjustment
  • Same day denture repairs

Q: What denturist in Calgary provides free adjustments?
A: Future Smiles Dental Clinic in Calgary will provide one year of free adjustments with the purchase of a full set of dentures.

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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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