Denture Reline & Rebase
After wearing a denture for a long time, there are many factors that can contribute to either needing a denture replaced or adjusted. If the tissue-contacting side of the denture does not make ideal, even contact with the underlying gums, then a denture reline or rebase may be all that is necessary, as long as the denture teeth are in good condition and in the correct position. A denture reline is a procedure that adds more denture material (typically acrylic) to the tissue-contacting side of the denture in order improve the fit of the denture. A denture rebase is a similar procedure to a reline; however, instead of adding material to the denture, everything but the denture teeth is replaced and the denture teeth positions are not altered.
Denture relines are common for patients who opt to get immediate dentures. An immediate denture, as the name implies, is a denture that is made for a patient before the bad teeth are extracted. This is done so that the patient does not have to go “without teeth” for any period of time. For patients receiving immediate dentures, denture relining appointments are strongly recommended during the healing period after extractions in order to adequately compensate for the gum and bone changes and provide a better fit with the denture for the patient.
Since the bone and gums are living tissues, they undergo constant changes over the years. Typically, bone remodeling and bone resorption occur very slowly for patients who are missing teeth. This is why many patients who have worn dentures that fit very well during the first few years may experience a looser fit over time. Denture relines are excellent solutions to improve the fit of dentures that don’t have significant wear on the denture teeth. If you have a denture that is beginning to not fit as well as it used to, Dr. Street can help you decide if a denture reline or rebase would be a good solution for you.
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At the office of Dr. Scott Street, we offer stress-free family care using modern technology and an old-fashioned personal approach. We provide a full selection of dental treatments, from routine cleanings to top-quality dental restorations. If you are looking for a full-service family dentist in Tulsa, OK, call us today at 539.215.5666 or use our online Appointment Request form.
Suite 1107 (11th Floor)
Tulsa, OK 74136
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Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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Dr. Scott Street and the team at T-Town Smiles are proud to be the local Tulsa Dentist serving families in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Oakhurst, Bixby, Glenpool and surrounding Tulsa communities.