Rebase and Repairs

Rebase and Repairs

Dentures are crucial in restoring oral function and confidence for individuals with tooth loss. However, wear and tear or changes in oral anatomy may necessitate adjustments or repairs to ensure optimal fit and function. To address these, denture rebases and repairs are performed to maintain dentures' functionality, comfort, and longevity.

Rebase involves replacing the entire acrylic base of the denture while retaining the existing artificial teeth, addressing issues such as poor fit or wear and tear of the base. On the other hand, repairs focus on fixing specific damages to the denture, such as cracks, chips, or broken clasps, restoring functionality and aesthetics. These procedures are crucial for ensuring dentures continue providing optimal performance, comfort, and confidence for individuals with tooth loss. Orchid Dental Care

Signs That Dentures Need Rebase or Repairs 

Looseness or Poor Fit

If dentures feel loose, shift while eating or speaking, or do not sit snugly on the gums, it may indicate that the acrylic base has worn down or become ill-fitting over time, necessitating a rebase to improve stability and comfort. 

Visible Damage

Cracks, chips, fractures, or breaks in the denture base or artificial teeth indicate that repairs are needed. If left unaddressed, these damages compromise the structural integrity of the denture and can lead to discomfort, irritation, or further complications. 

Discomfort or Irritation 

Persistent sore spots, pressure points, or irritation on the gums or oral tissues while wearing dentures suggest that adjustments or repairs may be necessary to alleviate discomfort and improve fit. Discomfort often arises from an improper fit or changes in oral anatomy over time. Contact us today! 

Changes in Speech or Chewing 

Difficulty speaking clearly or chewing food properly while wearing dentures may indicate that the prosthetic device is not functioning as it should. This could be due to issues with fit, alignment, or damage to the denture components, necessitating rebase or repairs for optimal performance. 

Visible Wear and Tear 

Over time, dentures may show signs of wear and tear, such as worn-down teeth, flattened biting surfaces, or thinning of the denture base. These changes can affect the functionality and aesthetics of the denture and may require rebase or repairs to restore its original condition. 

Shifts in Facial Appearance 

Changes in facial appearance, such as sunken cheeks or alterations in the jawline, may indicate that dentures no longer provide adequate support to the facial structures. This could be due to an ill-fitting denture base or changes in bone density over time, highlighting the need for rebase or adjustments to restore facial contours and symmetry. 

The Process of Denture Rebase and Repairs 

The process begins with a dental professional's comprehensive evaluation of the dentures. During this evaluation, the dentist in Los Gatos, CA, examines the dentures for signs of wear, damage, or poor fit. X-rays may be taken to assess the underlying bone structure and ensure that the dentures are still compatible with the oral anatomy. 

If a rebase is deemed necessary, the dentist will start by taking impressions of the mouth to create a new acrylic base that conforms to the contours of the gums. The existing artificial teeth are carefully removed from the old base, and the new base is fabricated in a dental laboratory using the impressions as a guide. Once the new base is ready, the artificial teeth are securely attached to it, and any necessary adjustments are made to ensure proper fit and alignment. 

The specific issue or damage is assessed for denture repairs to determine the appropriate course of action. Minor repairs, such as cracks or chips, may be addressed chairside using dental resin or adhesive. More complex repairs, such as broken clasps or fractures, may require the denture to be sent to a dental laboratory for professional restoration. Skilled technicians in the laboratory will use specialized techniques and materials to repair the denture and restore its functionality and aesthetics. 

Once the rebase or repairs are complete, the dentures are carefully inspected to ensure proper fit, function, and aesthetics. The dentist at Orchid Dental Care may make additional adjustments as needed to optimize the fit and comfort of the dentures. Patients are then given instructions on caring for their repaired or rebased dentures, including proper cleaning techniques and maintenance tips to ensure longevity and performance. 

The Benefits of Denture Rebase and Repairs 

  • Rebase and repairs address poor fit or discomfort, enhancing overall comfort and stability. 
  • Rebase and repairs improve the functionality of dentures by restoring proper fit and alignment, enabling individuals to eat, speak, and smile confidently. 
  • Regular maintenance, including rebase and repairs, helps prolong the lifespan of dentures, allowing individuals to enjoy their benefits for years to come. 
  • Rebase and repairs in Los Gatos, CA, offer a cost-effective alternative to replacing entire dentures. They allow individuals to address issues and extend the life of their existing prosthetic devices.

Regular maintenance and professional care are essential for ensuring dentures continue providing optimal performance and aesthetics for years to come. Visit Orchid Dental Care at 320 Los Gatos—Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030, or call (408) 395-8888 to explore denture rebase and repair options.

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