Denture Reline

A reline should be done on all full dentures on average every two years. We will remove some of the pink acrylic from the tissue side of the denture. The denture is then filled with an impression material, which conforms to the new contours of the tissues and sets a rubbery consistency. The denture will then contain an accurate impression of the shape of the gums.  It will then be taken to the lab, and the impression material is replaced with pink hard acrylic, in exactly the same shape as the new impression.  When returned, the denture now conforms to the contours of your mouth and should make maximum contact with the tissues producing maximum suction.

Denture Rebase

Rebasing a denture is similar to a reline except the denture comes back not only relined but with ALL the pink acrylic above replaced.  The only parts of the old denture that remain after a rebase are the teeth.

A rebase is often done when the denture is labeled as unhygienic due to staining or multiple cracks and repairs. These can cause the denture not to fit well. However, the teeth themselves are still in good condition and fit correctly with the teeth in the opposite arch.  You will end up with a revitalized old denture.

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