After a new denture has been inserted, the inside of the denture base should conform perfectly to the shape of your gums and the roof of your mouth, resulting in a comfortable and close fit. However, over time, your gums underneath the denture begin to change and the dentures become loose as a result.
To restore the retentive qualities of your denture and to prevent flabby and loose gum tissue, you should have your denture professionally relined at least every two years.
Repairing Damaged Dentures
Over time, the fit of your denture becomes loose and constant rocking due to chewing or flexing causes the plastic to weaken and eventually break. This is why periodic denture relines are so important.
If your denture breaks, do not try to repair it yourself as you might end up causing even more damage. Please bring in all damaged or broken dentures to our office for professional repair.
What happens During a Denture Reline?
We will have you come into the office in the morning, for the first appointment. During this time, we will assess your tissues, adjust any sore spots and take an impression inside your denture. This will allow us to see if a reline is the correct treatment plan. You will leave your denture(s) with us for the work to be completed in our in-house lab.
Cleaning the Dentures
Once the areas of the denture causing irritation have been identified, the denturist cleans and sands the denture to help it more comfortably conform to the gums.
Our team of technicians will work on your dentures throughout the day to complete your relines. While in our care, we will also clean and polish your dentures. You will come back in the afternoon, and the denturist will insert your dentures and will check for access pressure in the denture that can lead to sore spots.
Cost Of Dentures Repairs and Relines
There are many factors that attribute to the cost of relining and repairing dentures. The typical range in cost of a denture repair can be anywhere from $111 to $700 and relines are typically $302.
Every case is different so it’s important to speak with a denturist to allow us to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider. We would be happy to provide you with a more accurate quote.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
On average, dentures should last somewhere between seven and ten years, depending on how well they are taken care of. Implementing consistent hygiene practices and relines will help to ensure that your dentures last as long as possible.
This is different for everyone, some patients need yearly relines and others require them less frequently. Dramatic weight loss or gain can change your oral tissues, resulting in ill-fitting dentures. This can also occur with some medications and water retention.
Keith Mckenzie is renowned, admired, and respected by his former clients, and colleagues in dentistry for his care, craftsmanship, and integrity. If those that follow Keith's leadership, Peterborough Denture Arts will be an asset to Peterborough Area.
Dr. Bruce Farlow
I've been using Keith's services as a denturist since about 2005. During this time Keith has proven to be an excellent communicator to me and to my patients. I have been very pleased with the full and partial dentures that Keith has constructed. I look forward to treating more patients together, as a team with Keith.
Dr. Martin Jokay
I have worked with Keith for more than 15 years. He is very knowledgeable, and the quality of his work is excellent.