In today’s age of Insta-selfie culture, dentures are becoming more and more sought after to renew faltering smiles all over the world. Many people choose dentures as an affordable means to replace missing teeth and deliver superior aesthetics. They are comfortable to wear, easy to clean, and fairly durable. However, they are still not as strong as your natural teeth.
No matter how sturdy you think your dentures are, it is inevitable that they incur damage over time. And for times like these, denture repair is something you will have to consider. Use these tips to repair damaged dentures and to help you prevent damage in the first place.
COMMON DENTURE FRACTURES AND BREAKAGES
Ideally, your dentures can last over five years without any critical physical and functional damage. However, the NHS recommends you replace your dentures every 5 years to ensure proper fit and appearance. With routine mastication, you may apply a force that causes micro-fractures in the denture material. If your upper and lower dentures do not align properly, it can eventually cause your denture to break open, resulting in a full prosthesis fracture.
At the same time, sudden and concurrent impact, such as dropping the denture, can cause the denture to break and the metal clasps to suffer damage. Luckily, dentures are so fabricated with materials that permit easy repair.
3 TYPES OF DENTURE REPAIR
When serious damage has occurred to the denture, you’ll need to repair it. We offer three brilliant types of denture repair options that will flawlessly restore the integrity of your dentures.
One of the most common causes of misaligned dentures is general wear-and-tear which is to be expected over time. It is quite natural for the gums and soft tissues in your mouth to undergo minuscule changes that simultaneously also affect your bone density and structure. A denture reline is a process by which the side of your dentures that are in contact with your soft tissues are made to fit more securely.
Another type of denture repair is known as rebasing. Rebasing dentures are a type of repair procedure where the entire base (pin acrylic) of the dentures is replaced with the objective to make the denture more stable. This type of denture repair is necessary when dentures begin to reach the end of their lifecycle or are cracked under unwarranted and excessive pressure.
If you’re getting a sore spot due to your denture rubbing against your gums or cheek, chances are that it hasn’t been adjusted well for your mouth. In these cases, our team can make denture adjustments to relieve your discomfort and enhance efficient function.
Got a denture that desperately needs repairing? Speak to an expert who will be best placed to advise you on suitable treatment and associated costs.