Relines, Rebases and Repairs

  Your denturist can help you understand the circumstances involved in ill-fitting, loose or broken dentures. Not all of these situations will require a new denture. A reline or rebase may resolve your problem. Your denturist, in most circumstances, can offer same day service for most repairs.


Lower Denture Reline Conversion to Lower Suction Dentur e


The requirement for relining occurs when bone and tissues change due to shrinkage. Possible causes may include:

  • Post immediate dentures
  • Tooth loss
  • Weight loss
  • Bone loss in the upper or lower jaw
  • Sickness or disease
  • General physiological aging
  • The bite position

To provide a reline procedure, existing teeth and acrylic base(s) must be in good condition and not worn or stained. 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.



Denturists, in most cases, have no way of trying the denture(s). The rebase procedure is similar to relining; however, rather than adding to the existing pink-acrylic of your denture, a rebase replaces it with new material. The existing teeth remain in the exact same place.

Reasons for rebase procedure:

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



Restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition. Most denturist can provide denture repair procedures on a same day basis. Your denturist will advise you of the condition of your denture and the necessary steps needed in preventing further breakage.


**It is recommended to change your denture every five years. Even though a denture may feel comfortable, it does not mean it is fitting and functioning properly. Denture teeth wear down and get flatter after years of chewing. This will prevent you from crushing your food properly. Relining the denture does not solve this problem—only replacing the denture with new sharp teeth will fix the problem. New, sharper teeth will allow you to shear through common problem foods such as lettuce and harder breads.

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