What Are Relining and Rebasing?

Patients with dentures in Dallas, TX know that their dental restoration will need daily maintenance and occasional upkeep. Usually, this upkeep is in the form of relining and rebasing. These common denture procedures are a way to prolong the life and function of dentures. Let’s take a closer look at these denture procedures: Relining and rebasing.

Relining is often needed when a patient’s gum or jaw changes in shape. This is a common occurrence, especially as people age or their health changes. When dentures no longer fit the gums properly, a dentist will add more material to the denture’s underside. This will usually allow for a more comfortable fit so the dentures do not rub the gums.

Rebasing occurs when the gum or jaw shape has changed significantly. A dentist will take the artificial teeth from the previous denture and apply it to a new base. This base will be molded based on the patient’s new gum and jaw shape to form a more comfortable fit.

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