You will likely need to make several adjustments to your dentures as your mouth adjusts to the appliance. Occasional maintenance will also need to be performed to keep the appliance in the best condition possible. Some of the denture maintenance we may perform includes denture relines, denture rebasing and denture repairs.
Your gum tissues will change over time, causing your denture to become loose. To ensure that your dentures remain secure in your mouth and function properly, you should have them professionally relined every several years.
There are several types of denture relines which our dentist may perform:
Denture rebasing is recommended when the base material is worn out, even if the teeth of the appliance are still in good condition. Our dentist will replace the entire base of your denture without replacing the teeth. Denture rebasing may be recommended when your denture is broken, damaged or weakened, or when you are replacing an immediate denture.
If your denture is damaged, schedule an appointment with our dentist immediately so that we can repair your appliance. Depending on the extent of the repair, some issues can be addressed in our office and do not need to be sent to the lab. For those cases that require a lab, we use a local lab, allowing us to minimize your time without your denture. We never want you to go without teeth for any length of time and strongly encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible.
For more information about denture relining, rebasing and repairs, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.