Can chipped dentures be repaired?
Have your dentures broken or in need of a reline? Whether it’s a simple crack or broken teeth, a custom denture repair is required. In the case of a tooth extraction, additional teeth or clasp may be required. This too will need a denture adjustment.
When to repair dentures?
While dentures are considered to be durable and sturdy, they don’t tend to respond well to being dropped onto hard surfaces. If you’ve just chipped, broken or lost a tooth from your dentures, in most cases they can be repaired, rather than replaced. It is extremely important to repair your dentures as soon as possible. Dentures at Clayfield advise against attempting to repair your own dentures at home. With Dentures at Clayfield as your professionals in denture care, you can rest assured your dentures will be repaired as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. These adjustments will be made from high-quality resilient materials to help prevent future accidents. Our same-day denture service includes repairs or additions for the following denture issues:
- Cracked or chipped dentures
- Broken dentures
- Fractured dentures
- Tooth replacement or additions
Naturally if your dentures are broken, you may initially try to repair them. Seek the opinion of a professional like Rod from Dentures At Clayfield who can assess the damage and decide whether your dentures are repairable of if they should rather be replaced.
What does the repair process involve?
The repair process for dentures is dependent on the individual’s unique requirements and initial assessment. Generally, the repair service will involve taking either a mould or impression of the damaged denture, adding a solidifier or prosthetic teeth. The final stage of the repair process involves curing the denture and polish.
Looking after your dentures
In order to keep your dentures in optimal condition, it goes a long way to know how to best take care of them. Here are some tips to keep your dentures in optimal condition:
- Handle dentures with great care. To avoid damage if dropped, stand over a towel or a full sink of water.
- Clean with a denture cleaner. Mild dishwashing liquid or hand soap can be used for cleaning dentures. Avoid using toothpaste or household cleaners.
- Brush and rinse dentures daily. Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed and cleaned daily to remove food and plaque.
- Take proper care of dentures when not wearing them. To avoid drying out your dentures, it is recommended that whenever you’re not wearing your dentures, that you keep them moist. When not worn, dentures should be kept in a denture cleansing soaking solution or in water.
Even with full dentures, it is essential that you’re still taking care of your gums and tongue, with regular cleaning and brushing.
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