You will likely need to make several adjustments to your dentures as your mouth adjusts to the appliance, as well as the occasional repair to ensure that your appliance works properly. Dr. Morgan Smith provides denture relines, rebases, and repairs to help you care for your denture properly and enjoy a beautiful smile. To learn more about denture relines, rebasing, and repairs in Murray, Utah, and to make your appointment with our dentists, please contact Smith Family Dental at 801-266-4427.
As time passes, your gum tissues will change and the fit of your denture will become loose. We recommend that you have your dentures professionally relined every 1-2 years to keep your appliance secure in your mouth and functioning properly.
There are several types of denture relines:
- Hard denture reline – all full dentures should have a hard reline every 2 years. Our dentists remove a layer of plastic from the interior surface, and fill the denture with putty-like material to create an impression. The denture is then sent to the lab and adjusted to the new shape of your gum tissue.
- Soft denture reline – if you are unable to wear ordinary dentures due to tender gums or sore spots, our dentists can reline your denture with a material that stays pliable for 1-2 years. This material is much less likely to cause soreness or irritation. If this is your situation, you may also want to consider a more permanent solution, such as implant-supported dentures.
- Temporary relines – If your dentures have not been serviced in some time, our dentists may have difficulty taking impressions for a hard or soft reline. A temporary reline may be recommended to help the inflammation in your mouth to subside. These relines are medicated, and will help your gums return to a more normal state prior so that you can receive a new denture or a soft or hard reline.
Denture rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base without replacing the teeth. Our dentists may recommend that your dentures be rebased when the teeth are still in good condition but the denture base material is worn out. Rebases may be required when:
- The denture is broken or damaged
- The denture base is weakened
- You are replacing an immediate denture
If your denture is damaged, make an appointment with our dentists immediately. Repairs will restore a broken or damaged denture to a state close to its original condition. Smith Family Dental can often repair your dentures in just one day, and we will provide you with information and instruction on how to prevent further damage from occurring.
Please contact our practice today to learn more about denture relining, rebasing, and repairs and to make an appointment with our dental professionals.