People who wear dentures can appreciate when they work well and are comfortable to wear. Your dentures make your life easier and maintain your oral health. Needless to say, they require periodic maintenance and care, just like natural teeth. When repairing dentures, there are repair facts to take into consideration.
It is essential to address any denture repair issues as soon as they arise, from an uncomfortable fit to the breakage of the prosthesis. Ignoring these issues can create more extensive repairs in the future. There are also health implications when dentures are not maintained or functioning correctly.
As an owner of a pair of dentures, here are some facts you need to know about denture repair:
Your mouth changes over time
Your dentures may need to be relined, remade, or rebased. As we age, there are subtle changes to our faces, gums, and jawbones. Dentures should be adjusted to accommodate this natural structural change.
Sudden changes in your mouth structure can also indicate a more severe condition.
Repairs can be about more than realignment
Just like natural teeth, dentures need maintenance, including relining, rebasing, etc. Sometimes accidents happen, and they become damaged. One common repair we see at Shine Dental is a chip in one of the teeth. For your overall comfort while extending the life of your dentures, it is essential to have your dental facility fix this simple repair as soon as possible to avoid any future damage or pain.
Prolonging denture refitting will only cause more issues
Fortunately, Shine Dental Group has an on-site dental lab that repairs dentures in as little as one day. So there is no reason to prolong your denture refits. Ignoring the need to adjust the fit of your dentures can make the shape of your mouth change faster. This could create the need for new dentures altogether. Fabricating new dentures is more expensive than compared to just getting your dentures adjusted.
Never attempt to repair your dentures yourself
Dentures are made with extreme precision and calculation to the shape of your mouth, carefully crafted in a way that fits just right for your unique smile. To help with the appliance’s longevity, never attempt to repair dentures yourself. When dentures require repair, the best course of action is to get them to a professional to fix them.
Dentists, Denture Technicians, and On-Site Lab
If you are having trouble with your dentures, let Shine Dental Group help restore them and return them to a pristine condition. Call Shine Dental in Syosset at (516) 266-1866 or request an appointment online.