When Is Denture Repair Needed?
Patients who have chosen dentures to repair their oral health issues will quickly learn that keeping a good oral health routine at home is still just as important. Ensuring that the proper care and hygiene routines are kept in place after getting dentures is just as important as the ones a person kept before getting dentures.
In this article, we are going to cover some of the issues that can pop up with dentures. The importance of being vigilant to ensure a good oral health routine or adjusting the routine to be sure your dentures last for years to come should not be misunderstood.
Can dentures be repaired?
One of the leading questions that we hear in our office is if dentures can be repaired. In short, the answer is yes. However, it is critical in understanding that repairs should be completed by a dental professional only. Many “at home” repairs can do much more damage and even make the dentures unwearable.
If you are having any issues that are causing you discomfort or annoyance, speaking with your dentist is the best thing you can do
Breakage and fractures
One of the leading issues that denture wearers report is a type of breakage or fractures in the dentures. As a person goes about their daily routine while eating, the force that is put on the dentures can cause fractures to occur.
An issue can arise if the dentures do not align correctly. This causes one area to have more pressure applied than the others, leading to unintentional wear and tear which. In turn, this causes beaks and fractures in the denture which could cause pain and irritation.
Another type of fracture that occurs to dentures is what is known as an impact fracture. This happens when the dentures fall and hit a hard surface. These fractures are typically the most damaging and need to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.
It is important to remember that even impact fractures can be repaired if they are taken care of by the right kind of professional.
Time effects dentures
One thing that many may not realize is that time is a factor in the condition of their dentures. As time goes on, the teeth on the dentures can wear down and also cause uneven distribution of force when a person is chewing and going about their daily routines.
Over time, if the worn-down teeth are not repaired, then it can cause the once perfect fit of the dentures to become ruined. Because of this, it is vital that as dentures become worn down over time or need to be adjusted the patient's dentist is informed. They can make the appropriate repairs to make sure the dentures effectively last for the longest time possible.
What can you do to keep dentures in good condition
Do you have any additional questions about keeping your dentures in good condition? Give our office a call. We are always happy to answer additional questions you may have and help guide you to do the best thing for your teeth and oral health.
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