DENTURE REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE
In addition to offering a wide range of dentures, we provide services that keep your dentures at their best as well as to ensure that they are reliable for years to come. Below is a listing of just some of the services we offer at Wheatland Denture Centre.
This is the kind of reline that should be done on all dentures every 2 – 3 years. The denturist removes some of the plastic from the inside of the denture, and then fills the denture with material to take an impression, which conforms to the contours of the tissues, and then hardens to a rubbery consistency. The denture is then taken to the lab, and the impression material is replaced with pink, hard acrylic in exactly the same shape as the original impression material. When the reline is finished, the denture now conforms to the contours of your mouth and should make optimum contact with the tissues producing maximum suction.
Occasionally, a patient finds that they cannot wear a denture because their gums are too tender and they continue getting sore spots. In these cases the denture can be relined with a material that remains somewhat pliable for two years before it needs replacement. These are resilient or “rubbery” surfaces that are placed in the denture (usually the lower) to provide a cushion. Soft liners behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. This cushioning is most often required by people with flattened lower ridges. This is done either when you have new dentures made or existing ones relined.
Sometimes, by the time a patient with an old denture shows up at the denturist’s office looking for a new denture, the denture has not been serviced for such a long time that the gums are not in perfect condition. They may be red, swollen and quite misshapen. Relining the old denture, or building a new one using impressions taken while the gums are in such poor condition would lead to a denture that would simply perpetuate the problem with the new appliance. When faced with situations like this, a denturist will frequently resort to a temporary reline material to allow the inflammation to subside. This reline makes the denture fit much more tightly, and is usually soft and pliable. It will not last more than a few months, but the patient wears it for a few weeks until the gums return to a more normal state. After this happens, then the patient is ready for his new denture or a hard reline on the existing denture.
Those who wear dentures on daily basis occasionally experience a broken denture that is caused by various reasons including; age of the denture, eating hard foods, or the accidental fall onto the floor or sink, as well as damage caused by a pet. Denture Repair can remedy most broken dentures to a like-new, useful condition, where the broken dentures pieces can be reconstructed professionally using real denture acrylic material