Denture Reline & Repair Cumming

Helping Your Dentures Grow with You

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When you first get your dentures in Cumming, you’ll be excited to finally have a whole smile again and be able to enjoy them for years before needing to worry about relines and repairs, hopefully. However, with time, you’ll likely notice that their fit doesn’t feel quite the same. This is because your jawbone shape will change, ultimately affecting the way your prosthetic fits atop your gumline. When this occurs, bring them into our team at Bragg Dental to determine whether they need to be repaired or relined to help extend their lifespan and keep them functional.

Types of Denture Relines

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All full dentures should have a hard reline every two years. We remove a layer of plastic from the denture’s interior surface, and then fills the denture with a putty-like material which conforms to the contours of your mouth creating an accurate impression. The denture is sent to the lab where it is adjusted to the new shape of your gum tissue. This results in maximum contact between the denture and your mouth.

Some patients are unable to wear ordinary dentures because of tender gums or sore spots. Bragg Dental may recommend a soft reline with a material that stays pliable for one to two years before needing replacement. This material is much less likely to give the patient sore spots than the standard hard reline acrylic. Patients experiencing these problems may also consider a more permanent solution of implant retained dentures.

If dentures have not been serviced in quite some time, a patient’s gums may be red, swollen, or misshapen. This creates problems in taking impressions for a new hard or soft reline and may lead to a denture that would perpetuate the problem. A temporary, or palliative (medicated) reline material may be recommended to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit much more tightly and is usually soft and pliable. After a few weeks, the gums return to a more normal state. The patient is then ready for their new denture or hard reline.

Denture Rebasing

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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 may be 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

Denture Repairs

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A variety of circumstances can lead to a damaged denture and should be addressed immediately. Repairs restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition.

Bragg Dental can often provide denture repair procedures on a same day basis. Dr. Bragg or Dr. McTier will advise you of the condition of your denture and will recommend steps needed in preventing further breakage.