When you lose your teeth, you have a few different options when it comes to replacing them. One of those solutions is dentures. Dentures are made from hard gum-coloured acrylic. The teeth in dentures are either made from white acrylic or porcelain. Dentures may be a full set of teeth or only partial. Either way, dentures are attached with natural suction and some denture adhesive. Unfortunately, like other dental appliances, dentures can crack, break, or irritate the mouth. Luckily, denture experts at Compusmiles Denture Clinic can help determine if you need an entirely new set of dentures or if your old dentures can be repaired.
No matter how you ended up with broken dentures, you are now left with two or more pieces of what used to be one whole denture. Determining the appropriate course of action for repair or replacement will depend on a few factors.
New dentures or repair?
A small crack or clean break are easier to repair than a denture that has been broken into a number of uneven, jagged pieces. Dentures with a number of breaks typically need to be replaced rather than repaired.
Decrease your risk
Decrease the risk of causing damage to your dentures by taking appropriate care of them both while they’re in your mouth and out of your mouth.
Use the right cleaning tools: prevent dirt from accumulating on your dentures and causing surface level damages.
House your dentures properly: keep your dentures out of harm’s way by storing them in their proper case.
Don’t eat hard foods: chomping down on hard foods like nuts and popcorn kernels can quickly leave your dentures in worse condition.
Sometimes, your dentures may not be quite broken, but they are causing you problems. These kinds of problems may mean you need your dentures relined. Relining dentures involves resurfacing dentures to make them fit your mouth more comfortably. Relining won’t always solve the issues completely though, in these cases, you may still need new dentures.
Before you decide you need to reline your dentures, make sure they are sitting in your mouth as directed. The top on top and bottom on the bottom, centred properly, fully attached.
Reline or Replace?
Is there a specific area of your mouth that constantly rubs against your dentures? This may cause consistent sore spots in the mouth. Speak to your dentist about relining your dentures to alleviate the rubbing. Poking at the back of the mouth may just mean your dentures need to be trimmed. But if they are always falling out or are too tight, you may need new dentures.
Talk to your Winnipeg denture experts at Compusmiles Denture Clinic if you have any questions about getting new, maintaining current, or replacing old dentures!