Because the inside of your mouth changes over time, dentures can become loose, generate sore spots at pressure points, or otherwise become ill fitting or uncomfortable. Our regular denture rebases and repairs in the Lower Mainland provide a quick and cost-effective method to avoid or remedy these issues and will help to keep your dentures and your gums in better condition.
If significant changes have occurred in your mouth, it is also possible to
replace the entire “pink” gum portion of the denture while retaining
all of the teeth. This is called rebasing.
There are a number of different relining and rebasing options to choose from. Please feel free to call our office to ask for advice, or better yet, be sure to have your routine checkups twice a year.
While our dentures are very durable, cracks, chips, and breakage do occur on occasion. Most repairs can be completed within an hour and should be done as soon as possible to avoid more damage occurring. While we do ask that you make an appointment for non-urgent repairs, emergency services are available when needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Common Adjustments that Full Dentures Need?
Excluding mini adjustments that the dentist performs at the chairside whilst you wait eg. Smoothing a sharp area, the main adjustments that may be needed for complete dentures are:
- Fractures: you may fracture the denture base from dropping them, or accidentally sitting on them (it happens!). Over time, a heavy bite or grinding, can fatigue the denture and cause it to crack.
- Teeth: you can also fracture teeth by dropping the denture or occasionally by biting something hard at the wrong angle. Sometimes a tooth may come off the denture- this is more likely to be due to a failure of the attachment to the denture base
- Relining or rebasing:
- Standard: this uses the same hard acrylic material as the denture itself.
- Soft reline: this is, as the name suggests a softer lining inside the denture which improves comfort in situations where a convential hard acrylic can be sore
- Temporary: During healing phases, whilst changes are still being seen to your gums e.g. after an immediate denture or in order to reduce inflammation
What is the Process for a Denture Reline?
The process is a fairly simple one, taking two appointments unless the dentist is doing a temporary reline. Most dentists will do their best to have the denture ready for you, either later the same day or the next day. Either way, you will have to be without it for some period whilst the laboratory does the reline. If you need to plan time off work or away from social arrangements and activities, for the time it takes to get the denture back, then do so.
What is the Process for Denture Repair?
Most simple repairs, such as a broken base, can be done with in a day, to minimize the time you have to go without your denture. Sometimes, it may take a day or so, depending on the situation with your dentist and the location of the laboratory that they use. They will let you know how long it will take, but plan and prepare to be without it for this time so it doesn’t come as a shock. Do not glue the denture together if it breaks, unless you absolutely have to. Household glue is not meant for the mouth and it makes the repair more difficult. If a tooth comes off, be sure to bring it with you.
|Monday – Wednesday||9:30am – 6:00pm|
|Thursday - Friday||9:30am – 4:00pm|
|Saturday||By appointment only|
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