The requirement for relining occurs when bone and tissues change due to shrinkage. Possible causes may be:
- Post immediate dentures
- Tooth loss
- Weight loss
- Bone loss in the upper or lower jaw
- Sickness or disease
The bite position, existing teeth and acrylic base(s) must be in good condition and not worn or stained to provide a reline procedure. An impression of your oral tissue is taken inside your denture(s) to provide a working model. New acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit. The appearance of your dentures will not change.
The procedure is similar to relining. The difference being, a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material. The existing teeth remain in the exact same place.
Reasons for rebase procedure:
- Broken denture
- Weakened or old pink denture base
- Immediate denture