Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. These false teeth are attached to plastic (called acrylic) or to metal. They closely resemble the look of your natural teeth and fit into your gums to perform the normal functions of teeth.
Dentures are a wonderful option under restorative dentistry, and with proper care, they can last a long time. However, despite their durability, dentures can suffer damage leaving you completely inconvenienced.
When this happens, the best thing to do is contact your family dentist at A Supa Smile. We want to end your discomfort so you can get back to your regular schedule as soon as possible.
If your dentures are broken, A Supa Smile offers same-day emergency appointment, guaranteed!
Common Causes Of Broken Dentures
Natural wear and tear.
Dentures are made of durable materials designed to take on the functions of your natural teeth. Despite this, they have their breaking point. Over the years, pressure from everyday episodes of grinding, chewing, biting, and other similar acts weaken your dentures hence their damage.
Your dentures are not all-purpose tools. Just like your natural teeth, they have limitations. And even more so. Their strength isn’t the same as your natural teeth so you have to take extra care of them.
Using them as tools outside their designed functions can cause damage to them. Biting down on hard/sharp materials, opening packages, and tearing tape, are some examples of these actions.
Dentures can fall and break anytime if they are already loose or not a perfect fit to begin with. Taking them off at night to let your gums rest also opens a window for them to accidentally fall and break.
Dentures can fit badly for various reasons. Poor dental work from an unskilled dentist could be one. Another is progressive bone loss. Dentures may loosen as your jaw shrinks due to progressive bone loss.
What To Do
If your dentures are broken or cracked, the best thing to do is visit your dentist. Repairing broken/damaged dentures requires the skill and knowledge of a dentist. Attempting to fix your dentures yourself using dental cement available in drugstores can even add more damage.
Your dentist will also have a difficult time repairing your dentures once you have tried to fix them yourself. If the dentures are not severely damaged, your dentist can repair them within the day. But some cases need replacement of the dentures.
In such cases, your dentist will have to get a new mould of your mouth and send it to the manufacturer for your new dentures. At A Supa Smile, we want to end your discomfort as soon as possible.
If your dentures break, do not hesitate to give us a call. The earlier you come to us, the better we can help you.
A Supa Smile, Your Family Dentists In Croydon
If you are experiencing a dental emergency call us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. We will quickly attend to your needs to provide you the relief you need for any dental emergency.
Guaranteed same day emergency appointment. When it comes to a dental emergency, A Supa Smile in Croydon is your best choice.