If you take care of your dentures well, they could last five to seven years. But during that time, you may need to see a denturist to have your denture repaired. Because your mouth is always changing in regards to bone mass and tooth positioning, your dentures may change, too. And accidents can happen from time to time. Because of this, your denture will likely need repairs at some point.
Are your dentures in need of repair? Then check the following list, which will help you to decide which repair is most suitable for you.
1. Teeth replacement
Sometimes, the teeth connected to a denture will crack or even fall off. This is a relatively simple repair job. Your denturist will simply replace the damaged or lost tooth with a new tooth and leave your denture looking as good as new.
2. Crack repair
Over time, dentures wear out, especially if you use them often. And cracks can appear in the acrylic base. You should have these repaired quickly because they can irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. Denturists can seal cracked dentures with special glue or place broken pieces back together along with a metal mesh for durability.
3. Denture rebase
If your denture base, which is the acrylic or acrylic and metal base upon which the teeth rest, is badly damaged, then you will need to replace it completely. In this case, your dentist will completely replace the base with a new one and reuse the teeth from the old base. This is useful if your denture is old and has begun to fall apart.
4. Denture reline
Over time, your jawbone changes when you have missing teeth. The bone shrinks and you lose depth and width. These changes will affect how your dentures fit. And you will eventually begin to notice that your dentures have become loose. This can be embarrassing during mealtime and during conversations if your dentures slip.
To help with this issue, denturists can do a reline. The reline involves placing a cushioning material under the denture. This material rests on your gum tissue and helps to restore the fit of your dentures. You can opt for a hard reline or a soft reline.
5. Denture adjustment
Dentures sometimes need a simple adjustment because of the changes that occur in your mouth over time. These adjustments are usually small, such as removing a portion of the base for a more comfortable fit or filing a sharp edge that has become uncomfortable.
If your dentures don't fit the way they should or no longer look as good as they once did, see a denturist right away. With a quick repair, you can help to prolong the life of your dentures and ensure a comfortable fit for years to come.
For more information, contact a company like Comfort Denture Clinic Bundaberg.Share
20 April 2021
Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.