Denture relines and rebases are performed on dentures which are relatively new and the teeth are not worn. They help re-fit your denture to the present shape of your gums as the gums do shrink or resorb over time.

Rebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. It is a process of retrofitting dentures by replacing all of the acrylic denture base with new acrylic, which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.

Relining a denture consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture to fit it more accurately to the present shape of your gums. We will need to take an impression inside your existing denture and add new acrylic to the base of your denture without replacing the denture teeth. Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance.

Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). This can be due to:
• loss of weight
• loss of teeth
• loss of bone
• ageing
• disease or illness

In most cases, your we can can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its previous state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear.

Most repairs can easily be done in a few hours. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit. We can best explain why your denture fractured and how to prevent future denture breakages from occurring.