Rebase, Relines and Repairs


A denture rebase is the procedure for replacing most or all of the denture base material(acrylic) on an existing denture. It provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.

Hard or Soft Reline

When a patient experiences tooth loss the bone beneath the gums will begin the process of resorption (shrinking) throughout the rest of their life. Unfortunately, dentures do not adapt to the gums as they shrink, which can lead to loose or unstable dentures. This can make it difficult to eat, speak and function in general. For most patients, this will start to happen about 2-3 years after the dentures were first made. When this happens the patient should see a Dental Prosthetist to determine what the best treatment will be. There are basically two options: replace the dentures or reline the dentures. Reline of a denture is the method to correct the tissue side of a denture so it will fit properly. Relining can restore your denture to a "like new fit". Your dental prosthetist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture.

Soft Reline

If the patient have a very thin gum tissue in the mouths or have had issues with hard denture bases in the past, we can offer a Soft Reline. This reline is more expensive, but offer patient with fragile gums a softer material in the mouth so he/she will be able to function. Our clinic recommends patients who have soft relines to have their dentures relined once every two years as the material is more porous and is able to hold onto bacteria and other debris better than hard acrylic.

Denture Repairs

Since we have a full-service clinic and lab on site, we are able to provide a variety of repairs to dentures, whether it be a broken tooth or a cracked denture, we can help you.