Importance of Professional Denture Repair

Denture RepairWhile people see dentures as a sturdy and long-lasting oral health device, denture repair will likely be necessary as time progresses. Anyone who has dentures will testify they are quite rigid. However, dentures have the potential to break, crack or loosen over time.

A loose denture tooth or broken dentures will make eating and talking challenging. If your dentures need repair, it is imperative you lean on an experienced dentist to ensure the repairs go smoothly.

Why a DIY approach to denture repair is a mistake

Some denture-wearers attempt to repair their dentures on their own. Certain patients attempt a DIY (do it yourself) repair with super glue. The use of any type of glue lying around a home to repair broken dentures has the potential to backfire in a big way. These glues have toxins that can reach the bloodstream and make the individual ill. Thus, it is crucial to seek professional treatment for denture repair.

Dentists have access to denture repair products

The businesses that produce dentures and other dental products are well aware of the fact dentures have the potential to endure damage. People who visit us after the dentures break or loosen will be able to rest easy knowing a true professional will repair the dentures in the proper manner. We have access to everything from bonding adhesives to replacement teeth for dentures, eye droppers, and abrasives.

Older dentures are especially susceptible to damage

Dentures have the potential to erode over time. Some dentures fracture or crack after years of use. After all, dentures face a considerable amount of force on a daily basis. Patients likely consume hard and sticky foods that gradually wear down dentures. The longer patients wear the dentures, the more likely it is that a visit to the dentist will be necessary for repair.

An experienced dentist can identify every type of break, fracture, crack, fatigue, and erosion. This professional understands exactly how to repair the denture for optimal functionality in the years to come.

Why dentures fracture

Though dentures can fracture as a result of everyday use, a poor fit is often the true cause of the fracture. The biting and chewing actions apply a significant force that creates tiny fractures in the denture. If the lower and upper portions of the denture do not properly align, there is the chance too much pressure will hit one area. If a significant break occurs, a crack will manifest.

The impact following an errant drop can also cause fractures. Even the dentures' metal clasps can endure damage that proves harmful to your mouth. You need a savvy oral health professional on your side for an effective repair. This professional will revitalize the denture. He or she can also add the special material required to fill a shrunken denture through a process referred to as relining. If additional work is required, the denture will be sent to denture specialists at a dental lab.

For more information call Charvet Dental Center at (504) 208-4751.

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