Same day denture repair, so you don't have to go without a denture.
Just like natural teeth, dentures need TLC every day. Cleaning and maintaining your dentures is critical to keeping them looking and feeling good. Sometimes, however, dentures may need repairing and that’s where your denturist can help. Denture repairs are needed for a variety of reasons such as a crack in the base or a chip in the teeth or even a tooth coming loose from the denture. Often times these issues can be repaired over the course of a few hours.
Contact your denturist who will assess the damage and come up with a solution.
Over time your jaw bone will shrink and your dentures will begin to fit different, becoming loose and potentially causing discomfort. When this happens, it may be time for a denture reline. Denture relines can make all the difference to your comfort. Denturists will take an impression of the tissues in your mouth and then add a new acrylic base to your dentures. Denture relines are recommended every one and a half to three years to keep your dentures fitting comfortably and correctly. Our denture relines are done on site, typically at the first appointment of the day and then returned to our patients by the end of the day.
Don’t wait to repair or reline your dentures. If there are any problems, we are happy to help fix any problems.
A few things that may indicate you need a denture reline:
- Dentures start to feel loose
- Food is gathering under your denture
- Getting more sore spots than normal
- It feels like you have air trapped under your denture
How much does a repair cost?
Cost of repair is dependant on the extent of the repair, if reinforcement needs to be added, teeth need to be replaced, impressions / moulds need to be taken, etc.
What is a denture reline?
Relining consists of adding new base (pink) material to the tissue side of a denture to ensure a snug fit. Your Denturist will need to take an intra-oral impression inside your existing denture to complete the reline. Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance or address any wear of the denture teeth. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage) which can be due to: loss of weight, loss of teeth, loss of bone/tissue, disease or illness.
How long does it take to reline a denture?
Typically relines can be done in the same day. We will book you an appointment in the morning to have impressions taken within your dentures and return it at the end of the day.
How much does a reline cost?
Cost is dependant on whether we are simply relining a layer of acrylic to refit your denture, or replacing the entire base.
The best way to know a specific detailed cost is to book a free, no-obligation consultation.
How long does a soft reline last?
Soft Liners are applied to the tissue fitting surface of your denture base. They behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. Soft liners can be applied to new or old dentures. Because of the porous nature of soft liners, they may need to be replaced more frequently.