Denture Rebase & Repairs

Rebase

A denture specialist repairing denturesRebasing may be recommended when the teeth of your denture are still in good condition and have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. Rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base providing a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth. A rebase for a denture maybe required if your denture is old or is cracked. A rebase is very similar to relining, the difference being that, a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material instead of just the lining.

Reasons for the rebase procedure may include:

  • Broken or damaged denture
  • Weakened or old pink denture base
  • Replacement of an immediate denture

Denture Repairs

A variety of circumstance can lead to a damaged denture and should be addressed immediately. Repairs restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition. Van Alstine Family Dentistry can often provide denture repair procedures on a same day basis. Dr. Van Alstine will advise you of the condition of your denture and will recommend steps needed in preventing further breakage.


Denture Rebase and Repairs FAQs

How much does it cost to repair a denture?

~$200-$300

How much does a denture reline cost?

  • In House: ~$215
  • In Lab: ~$425

Do I have to pay for denture repairs?

In most cases, yes, but every case is situation-based.

How do you reline a denture?

Relining dentures adds material to the inner plate that hugs your gums, either to conform to any changes in the underlying hard and soft tissue in your mouth. This is also done to repair and replace lost or broken parts of the denture.

We are often able to reline your dentures in the office if only a small adjustment is necessary. Big changes to help the fit of the denture might require sending it to a laboratory to perform the relining. This would mean living without dentures overnight or up to several days.

Can you reline partial dentures?

Yes, you can reline partial dentures. In some cases, if the base of the partial is metal a lab will need to do the reline.