All Smiles Woodstock Denture Clinic performs denture repairs, denture relines, as well as denture rebasing.
Is your denture loose or worse yet broken? Never try to alter, adjust, or fix your dentures on your own as an improperly fitting dental prosthesis could cause complications with your oral health. Contact us instead, we are here to help! We perform repairs, relines, and rebasing.
Have you recently chipped or lost a tooth? Or, split your denture in two, broken a clasp, or lost another natural tooth? Do not try to fix your dentures on your own contact our office and we will help you. If a denture is repaired incorrectly by the patient irritation may occur, and the repair is highly likely to break again as a result of poor fit. Repairs can be done on site most often in the same day, however, conditions are subject to change based on the individual case of the repair. It is important to identify why the crack or break occurred in the first place as there may be an underlying cause such as improper fit of the denture or old age of the denture. A repair may require an impression to be taken. During a repair the patient will be without the denture, however, we will do our best to work with your schedule to optimize when would be the best time for you to be without your denture.
Once natural teeth are lost the hard and soft tissues in the mouth continue to undergo shrinkage. Thus, the dentures that may have previously fit will start to feel loose in the mouth over time. Approximately every two to three years relines are done to refit the denture to the new bone height. The same looseness may occur if a patient loses a lot of weight or is unwell. In order to reline, however, the aesthetics, bite and phonetics of the denture must all be good. A reline is typically completed in one day in which an impression is taken using the current dentures, the dentures are left with the denturist as a new layer of pink acrylic is added to the tissue bearing surface of the dentures only. A reline will not change the aesthetics of the denture, nor will it change the bite, or address the wear of the denture teeth or acrylic denture base material if stained or discoloured it will only provide more intimate contact between the pink acrylic denture base and the denture tissue bearing surface. However, the improvement in the fit of the denture by doing the reline may vary based on individual conditions.
As the denture ages it may begin to discolour, stain and smell if not properly cleaned and cared for. A rebase can rejuvenate the denture by removing all the pink acrylic material on the denture and replace it with new acrylic material. The process for doing a rebase is similar to that of a reline. The aesthetics, bite and phonetics of the denture must all be good. A rebase may also address the looseness of the dentures caused by continual shrinkage of the hard and soft tissues over time after the bone is removed. Approximately every two to three years a reline or rebase may need to be done to refit the denture to the new bone height. Similar procedures are carried out for a rebase as the reline the major difference being the removal and replacement of majority of the pink acrylic material (except for material close to and around false teeth). A rebase will not change the aesthetics of the denture, nor will it change the bite, or address the wear of the denture teeth it may provide more intimate contact between the pink acrylic denture base and the denture tissue bearing surface and will replace existing old pink acrylic material with new acrylic. Again the improvement in the fit of the denture by doing the rebase may vary based on individual conditions.