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Broken Dentures


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Broken Denture Repair Cheltenham

Dentures face a lot of abuse: chewing, grinding, dropping.

Whether because of an accident, wear and tear or because of a poor dental job, dentures eventually break or wear down.

When your dentures reach their breaking point, worry not! Book an appointment at Dentist On Warrigal for a worry- and hassle-free – denture repair.

Common Causes of Broken Dentures

There are several different reasons that can lead to broken dentures, such as:

Z Natural Wear and Tear

Although made from sturdy materials, all dental restorations have a breaking point, and dentures are no different.

Notwithstanding their durability, chewing, biting, grinding, and other teeth functions can cause dentures to wear out.

Z Accidents

Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. Even the most careful person may face an accident. Injury from dentures falling while cleaning is the most common example.

Z Abuse

Dentures have their limitations. To maximise their function, you have to understand their limits. Using your dentures outside their normal uses or abusing them can break or damage them.

Z Ill-fitting Dentures

Ill-fitting dentures can be caused by progressive bone loss or poor dental job. If you feel uneasiness while wearing your dentures, visit your dentist immediately.

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What To Do?

When cleaning your dentures, inspect for cracks and holes.

If there are cracks, do not try to repair them by yourself.

Call your dentist immediately to have your dentures checked right away.

What Your Cheltenham Dentist Can Do?

Although dentures are a serviceable missing-tooth replacement option, the permanence and natural look of dental implants make them a great choice.

Dentist On Warrigal Cheltenham offers high-quality and durable dental implants as replacements for missing teeth.

If properly cared for, dental implants can last years, and sometimes even for life! This means costs can be lower in the long term since dentures, in comparison, will need replacements frequently.

Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

Dental implants cost more upfront than dentures, and therefore many people choose dentures without further investigating dental implants as an option.

When you consider the additional costs of dentures, including cleaning solutions, adhesives, repairs, and denture replacement, implants are a better financial solution and well worth the extra upfront cost.

Denture Care Instructions

Handle with Care. Dentures are fragile. Handle them carefully to reduce the risk of damage or needing repairs.

Rinse Well. Rinse your dentures with cold running water after every meal to remove any food particles left. If left uncleaned, the particles can lead to bad breath or gum disease.

Brush’ Em. Brush your dentures daily for the best care possible. Choose a soft-bristled brush or a denture-specific brush to reduce the risk of damage. Make sure to use a denture-safe cleanser.

Let Them Soak. Dentures need to be hydrated all the time. When you aren’t wearing your dentures, they should be soaking in water or a denture-soaking solution.

Visit Often. Maintain regular visits with your Cheltenham dentist to ensure there are no problems, and your dentures are fitting and functioning well.

Broken Denture Repair in Cheltenham

If your dentures break, see your Cheltenham dentist immediately for repair.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cheltenham

Call us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still wear broken dentures?
No. Do not wear broken dentures. Doing so can cause irritation or damage to the oral tissues, and small debris can be swallowed.
When should I visit the dentist if my dentures break?
Right away. Never wear broken or damaged dentures. This can cause cuts in your mouth.
Can I repair my broken dentures?

Fixing your dentures by yourself may cause more problems than repair. Proper denture repair won’t be possible without a dentist’s knowledge and skill, as well as specialised equipment.