Denture relining and rebasing is available at Quality Family Dentistry in Timonium and the surrounding area. We work with our patients to determine the ideal process to use when adjusting the fit of dentures. Properly fitting dentures can prevent soreness and oral health problems. Call us today at (410) 705-6015 to schedule an appointment.
You should make a dental appointment any time your dentures feel uncomfortable. Dentures must fit properly, so they do not rub on the gums and create sore spots. Most patients will need to have their dentures adjusted after tooth loss, as reshaping of the gums and jawbone will naturally follow.
The American College of Prosthodontists explains that many patients mask these changes by using denture adhesives to ensure the prosthetics stay in place. However, relining will still be necessary. Denture relining involves adding material to the existing base of the denture (the part that supports the artificial teeth) to make it hug the patient's gums and stay in place.
The common types of denture relining procedures include hard relining, soft relining, and temporary relining. The type of relining one needs depends on that patient’s situation. Here are descriptions of the three types of relining and what they involve:
One or a combination of methods could work for you. Our team suggests making an appointment once you realize dentures are not fitting right. At the appointment, the dentist can assess the situation and discuss options.
No amount of care can prevent bone and gum shrinkage stemming from dental extractions. Fortunately, patients can still take steps to avoid unnecessary rebasing due to their dentures breaking. Dentures that dry out are at risk for warping and losing their shape. Submerging them in water or a special solution can prevent this from happening.
Patients should take certain precautions when cleaning dentures. They should work over a soft towel or a sink full of water to protect the dentures from hitting a hard surface and breaking. A soft-bristled toothbrush topped with a non-abrasive cleaner can gently brush the surface of the dentures without scratching them.
If our team determines that relining can correct ill-fitting dentures, the first step is an appointment to examine both the dentures and the patient's mouth. The dentist may remove some of the existing denture base material before taking new impressions at this appointment. If a chairside relining is complete, the patient will get the refitted dentures back before leaving the appointment. If the dentures go to a lab for relining, they may come back as soon as the next day.
No matter the type of relining treatment the patient receives, we will go over the treatment process with the patient and answer any questions they have. Our goal is to help patients throughout the entire process and any necessary follow-up care.
The process of rebasing dentures involves creating an entirely new base portion. Denture rebasing is a viable option when the pink base portion has worn out, but the artificial teeth are still in good condition. Rebasing, when possible, is a lower-cost alternative to getting an entirely new set of dentures.
While dentures can last for years before needing extensive repairs, it is crucial to seek regular checkups and ensure they are in proper shape.We can restore damaged dentures and help patients continue using their dentures without issues. By rebasing dentures, patients will not have to constantly get a new set.
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The alveolar bone is the bone surrounding the root of the tooth that keeps the tooth in place.
A clasp is a device that holds a removable partial denture prosthesis to the teeth.
The denture base is the part of the denture that connects the artificial teeth with the soft tissue of the gums.
Edentulous is a term that applies to people who do not have any teeth.
Periodontal disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the gingival tissues and membrane of the teeth, leading to tooth loss without professional treatment.
Pontic is another term for an artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture.
Rebase is the process of refitting denture prosthesis by replacing the base material.
Reline is when a professional resurfaces the surface of the prosthesis with a new base material.
Resin and Acrylic are resinous materials that can be components in a denture base.
Stomatitis is the inflammation of the tissue that is underlying a denture that does not fit properly. It can also result from other oral health factors.
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A. While there are do-it-yourself denture relining kits for sale at many drugstores, it is much safer and more effective to seek professional care. Always visit a dental professional to have dentures adjusted for optimum results.
A. Denture relining is less expensive than rebasing. The actual cost depends on several factors, including but not limited to whether your insurance will cover the procedure and who is fabricating the reline. A patient should find out the expected cost of a reline directly from their dental provider.
A. Different conditions may call for different solutions. Temporary soft relines, for example, are often recommended for patients with inflamed gums until the inflammation subsides. However, for a person whose gums are in good condition, the choice between soft and hard denture relining may come down to personal preference. Consult with a dentist to make a decision.
A. Depending on the dentist, patients may be able to have the reline done in-house. The denture relining procedure always starts in the dentist's office, even if the dentures have to be sent to a lab. Our team must examine the dentures and take impressions before sending them to the lab.
A. Because rebasing a set of dentures does not involve replacing the prosthetic teeth, the process does not take as long as creating a new full set of dentures. Patients may be able to pick up a set of rebased dentures as soon as the day after impressions are taken. However, it may take longer.
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