Your denture base is designed to touch evenly across your bone/gums and spread the bite force over a broad area. Bone shrinkage can cause the denture to touch unevenly and can cause sore spots. The upper denture can lose its seal and slip out easily. The lower denture can tip more easily. Some people can go many years with little bone change; others can experience dramatic change in a short time. Average reline periods are around every two to three years.
A denture reline places a new layer of material on the gum side of your denture to make it re-fit your gums to their current shape. A hard acrylic reline using acrylic like your overall denture plastic is common. A soft silicone reline is helpful for chronically sensitive gums giving a “cushion” effect and can make the denture more comfortable. A thermoplastic reline can be re-fitted by you at home with hot water, allowing you to remold the denture liner a little as needed. A chair-side reline is made directly in the mouth as you sit. All materials have different uses, accuracy and longevity so it’s best to discuss your needs with the Denturist so he can choose the most appropriate material for you.
A denture rebase is designed to replace the bulk of your pink denture base and keep the original teeth as is. If the denture teeth are still in good condition but the pink base has multiple cracks, repairs or a large change in fit, a rebase may be used. This restores the fit and overall strength of the denture base again.
Huronia Denture Clinic can provide most relines and rebases the same day for you. A pre-booked early appointment and later day pick-up can be arranged.
We offer a complimentary
consultation for denture solutions