Tips For Maintaining Your Denture After A Rebase

Tips For Maintaining Your Denture After A Rebase

A denture rebase is when your denturist refits the base of your existing denture base to accommodate your changing gums. When your gums and bone structure change, your denture can become loose or uncomfortable. This can happen due to natural aging, weight loss, or oral health conditions such as gum disease. A rebase can improve the fit, comfort, and functionality of your denture. Signs that a denture rebase may be necessary include slipping or sliding of the denture, sore spots, difficulty speaking or eating, and a change in the appearance of the denture. A denturist can evaluate whether a denture rebase is necessary and provide guidance on proper care after the procedure.

Maintain Your Denture Rebase

Here are some tips for maintaining your denture after a rebase:

  1. Follow your denturist's instructions: Your denturist will provide you with specific instructions for caring for your denture after a rebase. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome. They may advise you to avoid certain foods or activities for a short time after the rebase.
  2. Rinse your denture thoroughly: After eating or drinking, rinse your denture thoroughly to remove any food particles or debris that may have gotten stuck to it. Use warm water and a soft-bristled brush to clean the denture. Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleaning agents, as these can damage the denture.
  3. Soak your denture overnight: Soaking your denture in a denture cleaning solution overnight can help keep it clean and fresh. Be sure to follow the instructions on the cleaning solution carefully to ensure safe and effective use.
  4. Handle your denture with care: Dentures can be fragile, so it's important to handle them with care. When removing your denture, be gentle and avoid pulling or twisting it. Use both hands to remove the denture, holding it by the base rather than the teeth.
  5. Keep your mouth clean: Proper oral hygiene is essential for maintaining healthy gums and preventing infection. Brush your remaining teeth and gums twice a day, and floss once a day. Use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
  6. Visit your denturist regularly: Regular denture checkups are important for monitoring the health of your gums and the fit of your denture. Your denturist can detect any potential issues early and provide treatment before they become more serious.
  7. Avoid hard or sticky foods: Hard or sticky foods can be difficult to chew and can potentially damage your denture. Try to avoid foods like nuts, popcorn, caramel, and chewing gum. Instead, choose softer, easier-to-chew foods like cooked vegetables, fruits, and lean meats.
  8. Store your denture properly: When you're not wearing your denture, store it in a clean, dry container with a lid. Avoid leaving it out in the open where it can collect dust or debris. If your denture dries out, it can warp or crack, so be sure to keep it moist when not in use.

If you are concerned about the fit of your complete or partial denture,
read How Do I Know When To See My Denturist About Denture Fit?
and book your consultation at Future Smiles.


Denture Rebase At Future Smiles Denture Clinic

Maintaining your denture after a rebase requires some extra care and attention, but it's worth it to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your denture. By following these tips, you can keep your denture clean, comfortable, and functional for years to come. Don't hesitate to contact your denturist if you have any questions or concerns about your denture or its care.

Any time your dentures don’t feel right, visiting the denturist can resolve the issue. Often, a denture rebase or a denture reline is all that’s needed to help your dentures feel comfortable again. At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we offer denture relines and rebases to all clients, with the first year of adjustments FREE to ensure the best fit. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: How often do I need a denture rebase?
A: The frequency with which a patient might require a denture rebase will depend on the quality of material of their dentures. Typically, a rebase is required every 5 years to renew the lifespan of the prosthetic & ensure the best comfort and fit.

Q: Is it only complete dentures that need adjustments?
A: While complete dentures may require more frequent adjustments than partial dentures due to the faster loss of jawbone density, all forms of dentures other than denture implants will need adjustments or rebasing from time to time. 

Q: I’m looking for affordable denture solutions. What options do I have?
A: At Future Smiles Dentures Clinic, we know that Calgarians are looking for low-cost, stress-free denture payment plans. This is why we offer affordable denture solutions, including direct billing and financing.

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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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