Denture Rebase & Repairs
Rebasing may be recommended when the teeth of your denture are still in good condition and have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. Rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base providing a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth. A rebase for a denture maybe required if your denture is old or is cracked. A rebase is very similar to relining, the difference being that, a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material instead of just the lining.
Reasons for the rebase procedure may include:
- Broken or damaged denture
- Weakened or old pink denture base
- Replacement of an immediate denture
Dentures can break in a number of ways. Some patients drop them causing them to fracture. Sometimes the teeth get knocked out. Sometimes clasps break off. Regardless of the circumstances that have led to the denture breaking, it can often be repaired. The repair usually involves an impression being taken with the denture in the mouth. It is then sent off to the lab for repair and then the patient then returns to the office for delivery of the repaired denture.