Apple Denture & Implant Solutions provides same day denture repairs and relines in Scarborough and Port Hope. Dentures can crack/break in many situations. In cases when the denture breaks in the mouth, there is usually an underlying problem that caused it to crack or break. We will examine your mouth and your prosthesis to determine what exactly happened and fix it so it will not happen again. Most denture repairs are done the same day and emergency repairs can even be done within 1-2 hours.
After teeth are extracted from your mouth, there is a non-stop, irreversible process known as bone shrinkage, or bone resorption that will occur for the rest of your life. Your bone rapidly shrinks within the first 6-12 months after extractions. After that a reline is needed every 2-3 years to restore the fit of the denture and re-adapt it to your gums. Denture relining is necessary for your dentures to fit properly in your mouth. The frequency and number of denture relines that you’ll need depends on the changes in tissue and bone resorption, which can be influenced by a variety of factors:
• Loss of weight
• Poor oral hygiene
• Medication & substance use
• Disease or illness
Following a denture reline, you will notice decreased accumulation of food under the denture, along with an improved fit and increased comfort.
Types Of Denture Relines
There are three main types of denture relines: soft, hard, and temporary. Each type of denture reline is applicable based on the extent of tissue and bone resorption and the type of denture currently being worn.
Soft Denture Reline: A soft reline is a great solution if your gums are tender and your dentures are causing sore spots in your mouth. A soft denture reline involves a cushioned buffer between your gum tissue and your dentures. The liner keeps your dentures in place and ensures a comfortable and accurate fit. A soft reline will typically last for a year or two.
Hard Denture Reline :A hard denture reline works the same way that a soft denture reline does, but with a more solid material for a longer lasting solution. A hard denture reline is typically done for full dentures and ensures maximum contact between your dentures and your gums for a perfect fit.
Temporary Denture Reline: A temporary denture reline is reserved for patients with very sore gums. Temporary denture relines help reduce inflammation and swelling of gums and are intended to be used for only a couple of weeks until a new denture or hard denture reline is the appropriate solution.
A denture rebase procedure is typically required after ~5 years of wearing the same set of dentures. The acrylic material of your denture base wears out much faster than the denture teeth themselves and with the changes in your gum tissues as well, your dentures won’t fit nearly as well after several years.
A denture rebase replaces the base of your denture to ensure a more comfortable and more precise fit. Rather than getting a whole new set of dentures, consider rebasing your dentures instead. Apple Denture Clinic provides a wide variety of denture solutions to help restore and repair your dentures to look and feel just like new. Contact us today to book a free no-obligation consultation or to schedule a denture repair appointment!
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Denture Reline & Rebase FAQ
What is the difference between a reline and a rebase?
How often should you have dentures relined?
Why is denture relining necessary?
Denture relining is a pretty routine procedure for denture wearers that helps ensure a comfortable fit. You should consider getting your dentures relined if:
- Your dentures become loose
- You feel pinching or rubbing on your gums
- Your teeth are extracted
- Your dentures have just been repaired
- You are experiencing constant discomfort
What is the difference between a hard reline and a soft reline?
Why would I need to get my dentures rebased?
A denture rebase is a more drastic adjustment of your dentures and is typically needed when the denture teeth are in great condition, but the acrylic base needs to be adjusted. A denturist might recommend getting your dentures rebased if:
- The base of your dentures is becoming weak
- Your dentures aren’t fitting comfortably
- You’ve damaged or broken your dentures
- You want to make your immediate dentures your permanent set of dentures
How often should you get your dentures rebased?
The exact timeframe varies from one patient to the next depending on how rapidly their gums change shape, how they maintain their dentures, and their oral hygiene habits. However, on average denture wearers should consider rebasing their dentures after 5 years to ensure a more comfortable and precise fit.