Denture Repairs & Relines

Broken Dentures? Trust Us for Denture Repairs in Mission

Restore Your Dentures for Optimal Fit & Function

You work hard to take care of your dentures, including practicing proper dental hygiene and routine maintenance.

However, even with proper care, accidents can happen and dentures can break. When that happens, you can trust Fischer Denture Clinic for all of your denture repair needs. With our own in-house denture laboratory, we are able to repair your dentures right on-site, often with same-day service. 

Give us a call when you need denture repairs in Mission so we can come up with the best solution for you. One of our team members will be happy to advise you on the condition of your dentures and how to avoid further damage. Contact us today.

Denture Maintenance at Fischer Denture Clinic

You are dynamic and always changing.  Your denture needs maintenance to adapt to you. As your jaw bone shrinks and your dental tissues change, your dentures may begin to fit differently. This shrinkage also means they can slip or cause discomfort. To alleviate any discomfort and ensure a proper fit, most patients have their dentures relined at least every one and a half to three years. 

If you aren’t sure if it’s time to have your dentures relined, here are some signs to watch for:

  • Your denture(s) feel loose
  • Food or other debris gets trapped under your denture
  • Your gums are sore or irritated

If you are experiencing any of these signs or you have any other concerns about the fit and feel of your dentures, don’t wait! Call us today so we can help.

Relines to Best Suited to Your Specific Needs

Restore Your Dentures for Optimal Fit & Function

Temporary Liners and Permanent Relines

Denture liners help ensure your dentures fit and feel their best. There are two types of denture liners that help with your denture maintenance: temporary liners and permanent hard (or soft) relines.

Temporary Liners: Also known as Tissue Conditioners. A temporary liner is a custom-fitted material that is placed in a denture to compensate for bone and gum loss that has occurred. It is a pliable material added to your denture base to act as a shock-absorbing cushion when you chew. They are also recommended for denture wearers with tender gums and sore spots. As the name implies, they are temporary and meant to last one to three months. If left too long, they may lose their effectiveness, peel away, and are prone to collecting harmful bacteria.

However, they are an essential tool for new denture wearers with recent extractions to compensate for the rapid bone and tissue loss they will experience in the first few months. This material will ensure that the dentures will fit as well as possible and prepare the surface for when they are ready for the permanent reline.

Permanent Relines: These denture relines involve taking new impressions of your new and changing dental surface and creating a matching acrylic layer to your existing denture base.

The function of a reline is to accommodate shrinkage of the oral jawbone and tissues. It will help fill in the void so less food gets caught between the denture and gums.

It is important to understand what a reline is so you can be sure to maintain the best surface for your dentures to do their job and keep you smiling confidently.

  • Maintains customized fit and helps minimize bone shrinkage
  • Generally needed 9-12 months after extractions; every 2-3 years on the lower denture; upper denture can vary
  • The bite position, existing teeth, and acrylic base must be in good condition and not worn or stained to provide a successful reline procedure
  • A temporary liner may be required first for optimal impressions
  • An impression of your oral tissue is taken inside your denture(s) to provide a working model for a new surface from new impressions (45-60 minutes in the chair)
  • New acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit
  • The appearance of the denture will not change, but a permanent liner is a hard material that will fit differently than the more flexible temporary liner.
  • Results rely on patient cooperation closing in the correct jaw position and applying sufficient or not too much pressure during impressions. A reline is made to the fit and position confirmed by the patient at the time of impressions. Your mouth will continue to change, but a reline will help for a while.

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FAQ

Why is my jaw bone shrinking?

Some shrinkage is bound to occur naturally over time. However, there are a number of factors that can speed up this shrinkage, including:

  • Following immediate dentures
  • Tooth loss
  • Weight loss
  • Bone loss in the upper or lower jaw
  • Illness or disease

What is a reline on dentures?

A denture reline begins by taking an impression of your oral tissues to provide a working model. Based on this model, new acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit. The appearance of your dentures will not change.

What is the difference between denture relines and rebases?

The procedure is similar to relining. The difference being is that a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material. The existing teeth remain in the exact same place.

There are several reasons that call for a denture rebase procedure, including:

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

How much do denture repairs cost?

The cost of your denture repair depends on a few factors, including how extensive the damage is and whether reinforcements are required. The best way to get a detailed cost estimate is to call for a consultation with Fischer Denture Clinic where we can discuss your options.

How long does a denture reline take?

At Fischer Denture Clinic, we are very thorough.  We have our own on-site denture laboratory where we complete denture relines. Reline appointments are usually scheduled at the start of the day, and your newly relined denture will be inserted the afternoon of the next day. The appointment will take 45-60 minutes, longer if more than one arch and when implants are involved. Do not use adhesives on your appointment day.