Before learning more about Dentures and the services we offer; it’s important to understand one important fact. Dentures should not be considered a substitute for natural teeth. Your natural teeth are part of your skeleton and play an important role in maintaining your facial structure. The best option is to maintain any natural teeth you have remaining and to discuss options with your dentist before considering dentures. Denture treatment should be considered a last resort when you’ve lost teeth and there are no further options. If you and your dental professional agree that dentures are the best solution, then read further to understand what options are available.

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.

Dentures are an artificial replacement for natural teeth, made of acrylic and resin, special plastics and sometimes lightweight metal, which are designed to look just like the real thing. When people say ‘dentures’ they actually could mean a number of different things. There are a few different types and we’ve described the main differences below, so that when you’re talking to your denturist you’ve got a better picture of what’s out there. As your denturist knows your needs, they will let you know which ones are right for you.


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In most cases, your Denturist can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. 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. Your Denturist is the professional who can best explain how to prevent denture breakage from occurring.

Relines consist of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. Relining can restore your denture to a “fit like new”. Your Denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture. Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance or other aspects. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). Resorption can take months or years to happen. It can be due to:

  • loss of weight
  • loss of teeth
  • loss of bone
  • normal ageing
  • disease or illness
Rebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. It is the 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. Think of it as recycling your material to create a new denture.
If you get a sore spot (due to your denture rubbing against your gums or mouth tissues), our team can make adjustments to relieve your discomfort.
A permanent soft liner is a layer of soft material that is fitted to the surface of a denture and rests next to the oral tissues. A soft liner acts as a cushion or shock absorber between the hard plastic base of a denture and the gums. Soft liners can be used in the fabrication of new dentures or placed in existing dentures.


  • severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of dentures
  • chronic soreness
  • gums with prominent or sharp bony areas


  • Better comfort
  • Better chewing
  • A proven technology, soft liners have been offered to patients for over 20 years
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 your Denturist is the most effective way for you and your dentures to get the care and attention you both deserve. 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.


  • Tissue and bone health
  • Oral cavity condition
  • Updated medical conditions
  • Fit and bite of your denture
  • Integrity of your denture (cracks, ships, and scratches)