Repairs & Relines

Denture Repairs

broken-dentureAs a denture gets older, it becomes more prone to breakage. A major reason for this is that as it ages, the fit becomes looser which may cause more movement of the denture. This movement and flexing weakens the acrylic resin causing it to break. You can prevent this from happening by having the denture checked and maybe relined when it gets loose.

Do not attempt to repair the denture with glue! Glues that contain volatile solvents will melt that plastic around the edges and cause the repair to distort. A distorted denture is impossible for a dental lab to repair.

The best thing to do with a broken denture is to ring for an appointment to take the separate pieces and let the dental prosthetist look at it to see if it can be repaired easily.

Why reline dentures?

wsdc-50Over time all dentures may become loose and may need relining. Denture relining restores the comfort and fit or your dentures.

The relining of dentures involves renewing the fitting surface (the surface that touches your mouth) of your dentures with new denture acrylic material. This is performed by taking an impression of the surface of your mouth under/inside your denture. The fitting surface of your denture is then trimmed back and replaced with a new acrylic resin.

Denture relines become necessary because our mouths change shape slightly over time, if you loose or gain weight this will also have an effect on the fit of your dentures, denture relines can be carried out on both full and partial dentures. This process can be completed in a day.

If your dental prosthetist has meticulously adjusted the fit of your dentures and you are still unable to find comfort with your denture, you may want to consider a soft liner. Soft liners are a medical-grade soft polymer material applied to the tissue-fitting surface of your hard denture base. Soft liners behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. Soft liners can be applied to new dentures or old dentures. With careful home-care cleaning, soft liners have an average lifespan of two to four years depending on the physiology of the patient. Soft liners are appropriate for:

  • Flat or nearly flat gum tissues
  • Ridges with thin tissues over bony areas
  • Chronically sore gum tissues.

Our Process

1

Consultation

Sit down with our qualified prosthetist Peter Topalov and see how he can help you.

2

Impressions/Bite Registration

We take an exact mould of your mouth to ensure the prosthetics are a perfect fit. We use wax contour models to locate your bite.

3

Try In Stage

Based on your mould, we design realistic prosthetics that are comfortable and functional. We achieve this by setting the denture teeth on a wax mould where you can see what the final denture will look like.

4

Final Stage

This is when your denture is fitted and checked. Some minute adjustments may be necessary to help you adapt to your new dentures.

5

Postcheck

Our services don't end when you leave the chair. We encourage all our clients to come in for regular checkups.

Contact Us

To begin the process