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Denture Rebase: Code D5710-21

Rebase is the process of refitting a denture by replacing the base material.

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Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to denture rebasing:

What is a denture rebase?

A denture rebase is a dental procedure that involves replacing the entire base material of a denture while keeping the existing teeth or artificial teeth. This is done to address changes in the fit or condition of the denture base.

Why might someone need a denture rebase?

A denture rebase is typically recommended when the base material of the denture becomes worn, discolored, or damaged. It may also be necessary if there are changes in the jaw structure or if the existing denture base is no longer providing a proper fit.

How is a denture rebase different from a denture reline?

A denture rebase involves replacing the entire base material of the denture, providing a new foundation. In contrast, a denture reline involves adding or modifying the material on the tissue side of the denture to improve its fit without changing the entire base.

What does the denture rebase procedure involve?

During a denture rebase, the dentist takes impressions of the existing denture, removes the old base material, and replaces it with a new, custom-fitted base. The teeth or artificial teeth remain the same.

When is the right time for a denture rebase?

A denture rebase is typically recommended when the existing denture base is worn, discolored, or damaged. Changes in the fit of the denture or alterations in the jaw structure may also necessitate a rebase.

Is a denture rebase a common procedure?

Denture rebasing is a procedure that is performed when necessary but may not be as common as other dental procedures like relining or adjustments. The frequency depends on the condition and care of the denture.

How long does a denture rebase take?

The duration of a denture rebase procedure can vary. It generally takes a few days, during which the dentist takes impressions, prepares the new base, and ensures a proper fit before delivering the rebased denture to the patient.

Do I need to go without my dentures during the rebase process?

While the denture is being rebased, you may need to go without your dentures for a short period. However, the dentist will provide a temporary solution or inform you of any specific instructions during this time.

Can a denture rebase address changes in facial appearance?

A denture rebase primarily focuses on the replacement of the base material and maintaining the existing teeth. While it may contribute to improving the overall fit and function of the denture, significant changes in facial appearance may require additional considerations.

Is a denture rebase covered by dental insurance?

Dental insurance coverage for denture rebasing can vary among plans. It’s advisable to check with the insurance provider for specific details on coverage.

Can denture teeth be replaced during a rebase?

A denture rebase primarily involves replacing the base material, not the teeth. If there is a need to replace or modify individual denture teeth, it may be addressed through a process known as denture tooth replacement or repair.

If you are experiencing issues with your denture or are considering a denture rebase, it’s important to consult with a dentist or prosthodontist for a professional evaluation and personalized advice.