- Same Day Repairs
- Custom Fit Mouthguard
- House Calls
- Soft Liners
Same Day Repairs Denture Repair in Waterloo & Fergus
Your dentures are built to be durable and sturdy, but it is possible that minor breaks or damages will occur. If this happens, it is very important that you do not attempt to repair your dentures on your own.
Instead, you can drop by our office, where we will do our best to provide same-day repairs. Although, depending on the severity of the damages, not all repairs can be made on-site, we will do our best to accommodate all of your needs in a timely fashion.
As time goes on, your dentures may need relining or rebasing to keep them sturdy and reliable. Rebasing will provide your dentures with a new acrylic base, whereas relining involves adding new base material to the tissue of your denture, to help your custom dentures fit great even as your jaw and mouth change. Factors that can influence the need for relining and rebasing services include general aging, bone shrinkage, weight loss, and illness.
Custom Fit Mouthguard
Mouthguards are commonly used in a number of sports, including hockey, rugby and football. Whatever your reason for needing a mouthguard, we can help you protect your jaw by creating a comfortable, customized fit.
There are many reasons why you may benefit from a custom-fit mouthguard. Mouthguards are a common solution to the prevalent issue of bruxism (also known as teeth grinding). Over time, grinding your teeth in your sleep can cause severe pain and long-term damages to your jaw, so an early response to bruxism is crucial.
For some people, it can be challenging to make it to a denturist appointment. This is especially true for patients that are elderly or struggling with limited mobility. If making it to us is not an accessible option, give us a call and we will do our best to cater to your needs, right from the comfort of your own home.
Soft liners is a layers of soft material that can be placed under your dentures for comfortable fit. Soft liners absorb shock between your denture base and your gums, and can be retrofitted into your current dentures. Many patients find that soft liners improve comfort and make chewing easier, especially for patients with receded gum tissues, or those that may be struggling to adjust to their dentures because of the compromised/flat lower ridge
If you are looking to improve the comfort of your dentures, we can help you by retrofitting your dentures with comfortable, shock-absorbing soft liners.
FAQ about Dentures, Implants, Relines, and Repairs In Waterloo & Fergus
What is a soft denture reline?
A soft denture reline is, as the name suggests, a soft and spongy tissue used to help keep dentures in place.
The material creates a soft cushion between the roof of a patient’s mouth and the hard base of dentures. Relines are usually an option for patients who describe ill-fitting dentures, such as dentures that fall out, slip out of place frequently or feel loose.
In general, soft denture relines will be odourless, tasteless and tear-resistant.
Some patients will use soft dentures relines on a permanent basis, and will replace them as need be. Other relines will be temporary or transitional.
If you are finding your dentures are not as comfortable or fitted as you would like them to be, call us to book an appointment to see if a soft denture reline might be the best solution for you.
How long does it take for gums to heal after dentures?
The healing process will be different for every patient, however, you can expect any swelling or soreness in your mouth to subside after seven to ten days.
The discomfort you face will be influenced by the medical procedures you receive. If you did not require an extraction surgery, you might notice some swelling and tenderness as your mouth adjusts to your new dentures. This discomfort will subside within a few days as you learn to speak, eat and practice good oral hygiene with your dentures.
If you have an extraction before getting your dentures, the healing process will take longer. It may take weeks for your gums to fully heal, although you should not be experiencing severe discomfort for the entirety of the healing period.
If you get immediate dentures, you will be able to leave your extraction surgery with a new set of dentures. However, this will also mean that your mouth might heal differently than anticipated.
For this reason, you will likely need adjustments on your immediate dentures as your mouth heals. It is important to discuss any discomfort or signs of ill-fitting dentures with your dentist, to avoid any further discomfort.
If your soreness is leaving you unable to speak or eat, or persists longer than ten days, you should give us a call immediately.
How long does a soft denture reline last?
With proper care and application, a soft denture reline can last for months and years.
Although a soft denture reline should last for at least three months, a properly cared for set of dentures will only need to be relined every two to three years.
There are a few circumstances in which a reline will happen a lot sooner than that, however. Some patients will come to us with dentures from other dentists that feel uncomfortable or ill-fitting. In some cases, a dentist has not properly applied the reline, leaving a patient in need of another reline almost immediately.
Many patients also feel uncomfortable with a hard denture reline. The core difference between hard and soft denture relines is that the latter is made with a much softer material that is often more comfortable for patients.
If you have only had hard denture relines in the past (or do not know which relines you have had), it might be time to switch to the softer, more comfortable option.
How much is a denture reline?
Like all services, prices will vary based on patient needs. The cost of a denture reline may be impacted by the kind of dentures you own, and whether you are getting a soft or hard reline for your dentures.
Depending on your needs, you will need either a laboratory or chairside reline, the latter of which is often the cheaper of the two.
Additionally, you will likely need more than one reline as time goes on. Typically, relines are recommended every two to three years, although this might vary based on individual needs as well.
Overall, the best way to determine the cost of your denture reline is to book an appointment with us to discuss your needs and the best reline for your dentures.
How often should you have dentures relined?
Although individual needs will vary, most patients should expect to have their dentures relined every two years or so.
There are two types of denture relines: soft denture relines and hard denture relines. Soft denture relines will usually last for 1-2 years before another reline is needed. Hard denture relines are known for lasting longer, and can last for at least 2 years before another reline is required.
Hard denture relines might last longer than their softer counterparts, but many patients find soft denture relines offer improved comfort.
Although one to two years is a guideline, some patients will need denture relines more or less often than others.