A denture reline is a procedure that adjusts the fit of your dentures to make them more comfortable. It involves adding material to the tissue-bearing areas of the denture so that they can better adapt to the gums and remain secure and comfortable. At Lifepath Dental & Wellness, our dental professionals have extensive experience with denture relines and can help you get the perfect fit. We strive to make the process of getting a denture reline as easy and stress-free as possible.
The Lifepath Dental & Wellness team also works alongside our denturist to create implant supported dentures (this includes the use of titanium implants secured into the jawbone to create denture stability and restore chewing function, similar to that of natural teeth). Our denturist provides efficient, gentle, and quality service. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
If you have broken, worn, or ill-fitting dentures, they do not always need to be replaced. Our in-office Denturist can assess very quickly if you're a candidate for a rebase, reline, or repair.
Rebasing is usually done when your denture teeth have not worn the same as the denture base material. Rebasing is a process of retrofitting your existing dentures by replacing the existing acrylic denture base with brand new acrylic. This provides a stable denture base without replacing the existing denture teeth.
A reline consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of the denture, so it will fit properly. The benefit of Denture Relining is that it can restore your existing denture to a “like new fit.” Our Denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture.
Relining your denture only affects the fit of the denture and will not change the appearance or other aspects.
Dentures Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). Resorption can take months or years to happen.
It can be due to:
Our Denturist can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear.
If your denture requires repair, it may be indicative of other underlying problems. Other factors may be the age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit.
Your Lifepath Denturist is the professional who can best explain how to prevent denture breakage from occurring.