Some accidents are unavoidable, and breaking your dentures negatively affects your day. You suddenly find yourself unable to speak properly and can’t eat solid foods. At The Implant & Denture Experts in Scottsdale, Arizona, Brian Arnett, DMD, repairs dentures quickly so you can get back to comfort and normal functioning. If you break your dentures, call the clinic or book the next available appointment online.
Accidents can happen at any time despite any extra effort and care you put into maintaining your dentures. Even the most sturdy and durable denture sets can break, so you need to have a plan in place. Common ways that dentures break include:
Your dentures can crack down the middle, lose one or more false teeth, or break completely into two or more pieces.
In any case, broken or fractured dentures cause discomfort and can impact the shape of your jaw. To maintain your oral health, you should seek repair for your dentures immediately.
If the break on your dentures is small, Dr. Arnett may repair them with a strong resin material similar to what your dentures are already made of. The material is applied to the denture device in a liquid form and hardens into place.
For extensive repairs, your dentures may need a bit more work. If the damage is extensive enough, your dentures may need to go to the lab, which is in the office at The Implant & Dental Experts.
If your dentures broke because of a poor fit, Dr. Arnett creates a new set of dentures for you using the digital AvaDent® rendering used to make your original set. He makes adjustments to their size and shape as needed.
While many accidents are unavoidable and unpredictable, there are a few steps you can take to avoid breaking your dentures. You can:
For extra certainty, continue visiting The Implant & Denture Experts for regular cleanings and exams. If you’re unsure if your dentures are damaged, it’s best to be cautious and make an appointment just in case.
If your dentures break, don’t panic: Call The Implant & Denture Experts or make an appointment online to get them fixed quickly.