You will occasionally need to make repairs or other adjustments to your dentures to keep them in good condition and functioning properly. During your regular dental exams, our dentists will check your dentures to determine if they need repairs or other maintenance. If you have any questions about denture repairs in Edmond, Oklahoma, or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Tim Rudd or Dr. Korbin Hally, call Coffee Creek Family Dentistry at 405-844-6333.
Your gum tissues change over time, which may cause your denture to become loose. Having your dentures relined every one to two years will help ensure that they stay secure in your mouth and continue to function properly for you. There are several types of denture relines that may be recommended:
- Hard reline — A hard reline involves removing and replacing a layer of plastic from the interior surface of your dentures so that it matches the shape of your gums. All dentures should be hard relined every two years.
- Soft reline — Soft denture relines are recommended when patients are unable to wear regular dentures due to tender or sore spots. A soft reline replaces the interior lining of your denture with a more pliable material. Soft relines need to be replaced every one to two years.
- Temporary relines — Our dentists may recommend this option to help inflammation in your mouth subside. After your gums have returned to a more normal state, we can provide a soft or hard reline or replace the entire denture if needed.
Denture rebasing is recommended when the base material of your appliance is worn out, and it can be provided even when the teeth of your dentures are still in good condition. When you receive denture rebasing, our dentists will replace the base of your denture without replacing the teeth of your appliance. Rebasing is typically provided when dentures are broken, damaged or weakened.
Denture repairs are provided when your denture is damaged. If this is the case for you, schedule an appointment with our dentists as soon as possible so that we can repair your dentures and give you back a fully functional smile. We never want you to be without teeth for any length of time.
For more information about denture maintenance and to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.