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Your dentures are important to the way you look and feel. That’s why it’s important to maintain dentures and ensure they perform at their optimum so you can perform at your best.

A regular check-up with us is the most effective way for you and your dentures to get the care and attention you both deserve.

WHY IS A RECARE APPOINTMENT NECESSARY?
TISSUES AND BONE
Over time, your mouth goes through considerable changes. Tissue shrinkage and loss of underlying bone (resorption) on which your dentures rest will occur. Since your dentures do not change, they may no longer fit like they once did.

MEDICAL OR DENTAL HISTORY
Updating both medical and dental history is an important step towards quality denture treatment.

FIT AND BITE OF YOUR EXISTING DENTURE
Worn out dentures can cause improper fit and bite which can lead to other problems. They can also cause changes in your ability to bite, your speech and your appearance.

THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR DENTURES
Your Denturist will check for cracks, chips, scratches, and worn or loose teeth.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR RECALL, RECARE VISIT

  • update your dental and medical history
  • intra oral examination
  • check the integrity of your denture
  • check the esthetics, stability and the bite
  • discuss options available to you based on your needs
  • review of oral hygiene procedures and denture care
  • cleaning and polishing of your dentures if required

 

Rebase, Relines, Repairs
Broken, worn or ill-fitting dentures need not always be replaced. In fact, we can assess very quickly if you’re a candidate for a rebase, reline or repair. In the case of repairs, we can often offer same-day service.

REBASE
Rebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. It is a process of retrofitting dentures by replacing all of the acrylic denture base with new acrylic, which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.

RELINES
This consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. We will need to take an impression inside your existing denture to ensure a proper reline.

Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). This can be due to:

  • loss of weight
  • loss of teeth
  • loss of bone
  • ageing
  • disease or illness

REPAIRS
In most cases, we can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state in our on-site lab. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear.

Most repairs can easily be done in one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit.