A denture rebase is the procedure for replacing most or all of the denture base material on an existing prosthesis.
Rebases are indicated when the teeth of a patient’s dentures are still in good condition but the base no longer fits or has been drastically damaged. For example, a denture rebase may be required if dentures are soaked in improper solutions (i.e bleach).
Rebasing may be recommended when the teeth a patient’s dentures are still in good condition but the base no longer fits or has been drastically damaged. Rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base providing a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
Rebases are often processed overnight so there will be a short period of time without the prosthesis.
What can I expect for a denture rebase:
- Morning visit, assessment of age of prosthetic and to ensure occlusion is still good.
- Border moulding and impressions inside existing prosthetic.
- Return to insert rebased prosthetics (in most cases this can be completed by the following day).