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The Importance of Timely Denture Repairs: Why You Shouldn’t Delay

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Denture repairs are a necessary part of wearing dentures. Because they are a prominent feature on your face and they are built to last, you have to stay on top of issues to ensure they remain in good condition. There are also important reasons to pursue a denture repair as soon as you become aware of an issue. 

The Risks of Delay 

If your dentures are damaged, pursuing denture repairs immediately saves money. Whether it’s an erosion issue or a break, postponing the visit can make the issue worse and eventually lead to a need for a brand-new denture, which is far more expensive than a simple repair. 

One of the biggest issues with damaged dentures is discomfort. The issue is usually down to poor fitting and micro-fractures build up until the issue is painful and uncomfortable. 

If your dentures aren’t in good condition neither will your oral health. They don’t just look poor, they are harmful to your jawbone and gums. The loosened clasps rub and cause irritation and repairs prevent this issue. Damaged dentures don’t just damage your self-esteem and smile, they can also have a knock-on effect on the rest of your oral health. A damaged denture can cause chewing and biting problems, misalignment problems, jaw bone density loss, and can result in gingivitis. 

You should visit your denture clinic to have your dentures cleaned, polished, and realigned regularly. This will prevent stains or discolouration from settling and keep your pearly whites sparkling. 

If you lose a tooth from a denture, it throws out the balance of the entire bite and can result in major issues. If you have natural teeth remaining, it can also lead to tooth decay. 

If damaged dentures are left untreated, it can result in blistering, gum infections, and gum disease. 

The Benefits of Timely Denture Repairs 

Timely denture repair will restore appearance and function. In addition to changes in appearance, damaged dentures can also cause speech issues and contribute to chewing problems. 

One of the most common outcomes of damaged dentures is discomfort and pain. If it doesn’t fit properly or is broken it can cause irritation and gum issues, which can lead to ear pain, headaches, and jaw pain. Timely repair means less pain. 

When You Need Repairs 

If you aren’t sure whether you need repairs, you should book an appointment with a denture clinic just to be sure. However, there are some signs to look out for. 

  • Broken dentures are the most obvious sign, and this can happen if they are dropped, stepped on or placed under pressure. You shouldn’t attempt to repair dentures yourself because it can make the problem worse. 
  • If you continue to wear your dentures after a tooth is missing or damaged, it can lead to bigger issues due to uneven chewing pressure. This may result in further breakages, as well as mouth sores. A denture repair kit is a temporary measure, it isn’t one you should rely on when you can visit your denture clinic for repairs. 
  • If you notice a change in how your dentures fit, it’s a sure sign of the need for denture repairs. 
  • Gum irritation is another sure sign of denture issues, and you should visit your clinic. 

How Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic Can Help 

If you have aesthetic concerns such as staining, then a clean and polish are in order. You should make a habit of regularly checking your dentures for issues to flag up any concerns as early as possible. 

If you are interested in a new set of dentures, we can help you with that too. We can also advise you on how to properly maintain your dentures, whether you’re a first-time wearer or not. It’s an important part of the process and we arm with you all of the information you need. If you need emergency denture repairs, get in touch with Aesthetic Dental & Denture Clinic. 

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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