Rebase, Relines, RepairsBroken, worn or ill-fitting dentures need not always be replaced. In fact, your Denturist can assess very quickly if you’re a candidate for a rebase, reline or repair. In the case of repairs, your Denturist can often offer same-day service.
REBASERebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. It is a process of retrofitting dentures by replacing all of the acrylic denture base with new acrylic, which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
RELINESThis consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. Relining can restore your denture to a "like new fit". Your Denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture.
Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance or other aspects.
Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). Resorption can take months or years to happen.
It can be due to:
Most repairs can easily be done in one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit. Your Denturist is the professional who can best explain how to prevent denture breakage from occurring. DAO