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Rebase, Reline, Repair

You may not need to replace your broken, worn or ill-fitting dentures. Your Denturist will automatically determine if you are eligible for rebase, reline or repair. If repairs are an option, they can often be done that day.


Rebasing is done when denture teeth have not worn out as much as denture base material. The process will include retrofitting dentures by replacing all acrylic denture base. In this way, you are afforded a stable denture without replacing denture teeth.  In most cases, this procedure can be completed same day.


This is a process that adds new base material to the denture's tissue side, resulting in proper fit. Your Denturist will take an impression within your denture. Relining affects only the fit and not the appearance of your denture. Procedures such as these are only required when tissue changes occur due to shrinkage. These can occur due to:

  • Weight loss
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss
  • Aging
  • Disease or illness
In most cases, this procedure can be completed same day.


In most cases, a Denture Specialist 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 be done the same day and usually take 1-2 hours. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit.  Javier Suarez DD is a professional who can best explain how to prevent denture breakage from occurring.