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Relines/Rebases

Relines

The requirement for relining occurs when bone and tissues change due to shrinkage. Possible causes may be:

– Post immediate dentures
– Tooth loss
– Weight loss
– Bone loss in the upper or lower jaw
– Sickness or disease

The bite position, existing teeth and acrylic base(s) must be in good condition and not worn or stained to provide a reline procedure. An impression of your oral tissue is taken inside your denture(s) to provide a working model. New acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit. The appearance of your dentures will not change.

Rebases

The Rebase procedure is similar to relining. The difference being that a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material. The existing teeth remain in the exact same place. Rebasing results in a more accurate fit of your denture(s).

Reasons for Rebase procedure:

– Broken denture
– Weakened or old pink denture base
– Immediate denture