Denture Rebase, Reline & Repairs in Victoria

Dentures, just like natural teeth, need some care and maintenance if you want to look and feel your best. The need for relining occurs when bone and tissues change due to shrinkage. Here at The Denture Clinic, we’ll most likely be able to offer you same-day service on repairs, relines and rebases.

 

Why do I need relining?

Possible causes of bone or tissue change, requiring relining, include:

  • Post immediate dentures
  • Tooth loss
  • Weight loss
  • Bone loss in the upper or lower jaw
  • Sickness or disease

What Relining Accomplishes

The bite position, existing teeth and acrylic base(s) must be in good condition and not worn or stained to provide a reline procedure. An impression of your oral tissue is taken inside your denture(s) to provide a working model. New acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit. The appearance of your dentures will not change.

 

What are rebases?

With rebases, denturists in most cases have no way of trying the denture(s). The procedure is similar to relining, the difference being that a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material. The existing teeth remain in exactly the same place.

 

Why rebase?

Reasons for the rebase procedure include:

  • Broken denture
  • Weakened or old pink denture base
  • Immediate denture

Repairs

Repairs can restore a fractured or damaged denture to close to its original condition. At The Denture Clinic, we will be happy to advise you on the condition of your dentures and how to avoid further damage. The clinic can often provide denture repair procedures on a same-day basis.

 

What if my dentures still hurt?

If your denturist has meticulously adjusted your denture fit and you are still unable to find comfort with your denture, you may want to consider a soft liner. Soft liners are appropriate for:

  • Flat or nearly flat gum tissues
  • Gums with thin tissues over bony areas
  • Chronically sore gum tissues

Facts about Soft Liners

More than 20 years of advances and developments in quality soft liners have brought about significant improvements such as:

  • Increased comfort during chewing and daily wear
  • Clinical evidence indicating a high acceptance by patients

How to Care for Soft Liners

Soft liners require home care and proper cleaners to maintain their vitality. As with all removable dentures, soft liners require a regular check-up to ensure fit and oral health. Your denturist will provide professional cleaning, as well as education on maintenance of your soft liner. Talk to us if you think you might be a good candidate for soft denture linings.

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