Denture Care

Denture Repair

If you require a denture repair we invite you to give us a call right away

At Lima Denture and Implant Solutions we understand the frustration and desperation that patients can feel when their denture requires a repair. Did you happen to fracture your denture in the evening, on a weekend or worse yet on a holiday? At Lima Denture and Implant Solutions we have a 24-hour emergency line (613 787 8172) that enables us to help our patients no matter the time or day.

Our denture clinics are equipped with their own laboratories at all of our locations across the city so your denture can be repaired on the spot while you wait.

To aid us in the proper repair of your denture we request that you keep all broken pieces and never attempt to glue anything back together. Clean breaks are simple enough to repair but if glue has been applied it may complicate the repair process.

If you require a denture repair we invite you to give us a call right away. We will have you into one of our convenient locations as soon as possible. Sit back, relax and enjoy a complimentary coffee and we will have you smiling again in no time.

Maintenance

Why you should have your dentures checked regularly?

Left unchecked, dentures that no longer fit you can cause serious harm to soft tissues in your mouth. They can also look less natural, damaging your confidence and your self-esteem. With regular checks, we can ensure that as your needs change, your dentures are adapted to fit with the shape of your mouth and your appearance with relining procedures.

Three types of relining procedures

The permanent hard reline

A hard denture reline will improve the fit and stability of your dentures. Please note that you will be without your dentures for approximately 5 hours for the processing procedures. It involves the following:

  • Removing some of the plastic from the inside of your denture
  • Placing a layer of soft impression material onto this trimmed surface
  • Repositioning inside your mouth to take an impression of the unique contours of your mouth
  • Using this accurate impression to create a new hard base

The “permanent” soft reline

If you suffer with tender gums and sore spots, denture relining can help your dentures be kinder to your mouth. This is often the case for people who have a very flat lower ridge, which means that the retention of the lower denture is very poor. By adapting your denture with a material that remains soft and pliable (denture cushion), we can make your dentures much more comfortable to wear. Every year or two the soft material will need to be replaced. Please note you may be without your dentures for approximately 24 hours for processing. It involves the following:

  • Removing some of the plastic from the inside of your denture
  • Placing a layer of soft impression material onto this trimmed surface
  • Repositioning inside your mouth to take an impression of the unique contours of your mouth
  • Using this accurate impression to create a new soft base

The Tissue Conditioning/Temporary Reline

A temporary/therapeutic denture reline is suitable for people who are awaiting a hard reline or new dentures but their gums need time to heal. This is especially the case for patients who are wearing dentures that are very old and ill-fitting, because this can damage your gums causing them to be sore, swollen and misshapen. It involves the following:

  • A temporary soft reline material is added to the surface of your dentures directly in the clinic
  • This conditioning material allows the inflammation to subside
  • You wear your dentures with their new soft base for a few weeks until the gums return to a normal and healthy state
  • This temporary soft reline also makes your denture grip much more tightly

When the time is right the soft material is replaced with a new hard base, or your treatment for new dentures or implants can begin.

For confidence and security in your smile, contact our denture clinic to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

  • Downtown
    240 Catherine St,
    Ottawa, ON
    (613) 235-5462

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    302-1580 Merivale Rd.,
    Ottawa, ON
    (613) 224-1001

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    797 Richmond Rd.,
    Ottawa, ON
    (613) 264-5452

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    33 Wilson St W,
    Perth, ON
    (613) 264-5452

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