Dentures have so much in common with natural teeth. Not only are they designed to look the same, but they also need proper maintenance and care as well. In fact, ensuring your dentures are always in excellent condition is just as essential for good oral health.
And just like natural teeth, dentures that are broken, chipped, or damaged can also cause a great deal of physical pain, discomfort, and oral health issues. Plus it can also become even more expensive to repair if it gets any worse. That’s why if your dentures have been damaged or have started feeling uncomfortable, it’s a good idea to start thinking about emergency denture repairs.
Reasons Why You Might Need Emergency Denture Repair
While dental prosthetics are typically manufactured to be as durable as possible, they’re simply not as strong as other prosthetic implants or natural teeth. And dentures can become damaged in a wide variety of different ways. This means that all dentures will eventually require some type of repair, whether that’s because they start gradually feeling loose due to a poor fit or they suddenly break by accident.
Even the most careful wearers can damage their dentures, like accidentally dropping them. The impact from the drop often damages the teeth or gums with chips, cracks, or complete breakage. It’s actually pretty common to accidentally drop dentures in the sink when cleaning, so we always recommend filling the sink with water just in case so they don’t break.
One of the most common reasons for emergency repair is due to poorly fitted or misaligned dentures. This is because poor-fitting dentures cause additional stress to be repeated in a specific area, creating a small creak which only continues to worsen over time. The false teeth installed in the dentures can also eventually become damaged or even fall out, and it can lead to other dental problems.
Older dentures are more susceptible to defects as they age due to natural wear and tear. It could start out as a simple crack which eventually becomes a large fracture, or teeth could gradually loosen, break, and fall out. The continued movement of routine activities like talking and chewing can wear them down, or eating hard foods can cause damage just like natural teeth.
What To Do If Your Dentures Break
When complete or partial dentures are broken, the best solution to prevent further damage is to get them repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Postponing will only cause discomfort while also increasing the likelihood of needing to completely replace your dentures. And the cost of dentures will be more than the repairing denture costs. That’s why the very first thing you should do with damaged dentures is to schedule the earliest possible appointment with your dentist.
After they’ve examined your dentures, your dentist will determine the severity of the damage. Your dentures may only need a simple adjustment, small repairs, or replacement of a component. Or in the worst-case scenario of an irreparable breakage, your dentist will probably recommend complete replacement and some immediate dentures for the interim. Either way, when your dentures have been restored by a dental prosthetist, you can be sure it is the highest quality repair possible.
How ADC Can Help
Do you have chipped, cracked, damaged, or completely broken dentures? The good news is that our professional dental prosthetist service is available for emergency denture repairs whenever you need it. In fact, we can complete most emergency denture repairs within the same day.
We want to minimise the amount of time you’re without your dentures as we understand how important they are for all aspects of your life. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we go the extra mile so you can always leave with the happiest smile.