The jawbone will systematically atrophy if there is no tooth or implant in the gums. This is known as bone resorption.
Those who wear full, partial or immediate dentures suffer from bone resorption, which results in the denture becoming too big, unstable or uncomfortable. To avoid injury and regain comfort, there are two options to quickly readjust your prosthesis.
Adjusting a prosthesis
Rebasing consists of completely replacing the prosthesis’ pink acrylic base while keeping the teeth intact.
Relining, as its name suggests, involves refilling the inside of the prosthesis with acrylic in order to fill any gaps between the denture and the gums.