Rebase, Reline and Repairs

Broken, worn or ill-fitting dentures need not always be replaced. In fact, your Denturist can assess very quickly if you’re a candidate for a rebase, reline or repair. In the case of repairs and relines, your Denturist can often offer same-day service.


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. This provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.


This consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture to improve the fit. Your Denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture. 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).


In most cases, your Denturist can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original 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 one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit.

Recall, Recare

A regular check-up with your Denturist is the most effective way for you and your dentures to get the care and attention you both deserve.

Denture care is the most important part of your smile.

Why is a Recare appointment necessary?

Tissue and Bone

Over time, your mouth goes through considerable changes. Tissue shrinkage and loss of underlying bone (resorption) on which your dentures rest will occur. Since your dentures do not change, they may no longer fit like they once did.

Oral Cavity

Having an annual oral exam may help detect the existence of oral cancer or other abnormal conditions.

Medical or Dental History

Updating both medical and dental history is an important step toward quality denture treatment.

Fit and bite of your existing denture

Worn out dentures can cause improper fit and bite which can lead to other problems. They can also cause changes in your ability to chew, your speech and your appearance.

The integrity of your dentures

We will check for cracks, chips, scratches, and worn or loose teeth.

It's more than a denture, it's your smile!

Soft Liners

What is a Soft Liner?

A permanent soft liner is a layer of soft material that is fitted to the surface of a denture. It rests on the oral tissues. In short, a soft liner acts as a cushion or shock absorber between the hard plastic base of a denture and the gums.

Soft liners can be used in the fabrication of new dentures or placed in existing dentures.

Is a soft liner right for you?

Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals with:

• Severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of dentures

• Chronic soreness

• Gums with prominent or sharp bony areas

Advantages of soft liners

• Greater comfort (a significant number of denture wearers with chronic discomfort have experienced great relief)

• Clinical evidence indicates that almost everyone tolerates soft liner materials

• With soft liners, many denture wearers report that they can chew food more comfortably