No matter the material in which dentures are made from, they are susceptible to damage which can be caused by many factors including material erosion and fatigue, as well as normal wear and tear.
Most of the fractures and breakages are as a result of exerting too much pressure in a particular area especially if they are unevenly aligned.
Fractures and breakages can occur when dentures are carelessly handled. The common points in which dentures can break include the edge of the false teeth and pink region representing the gum line.
Like in every other material, frequent usage of denture causes wear and tear, and the metal clasp of the denture is also prone to damages. A broken or damaged denture requires immediate attention. Prolonged usage of a broken denture makes it much more difficult diagnoses and correct the problem. We recognize how important dentures are for our patients and it is our commitment to repair your denture problem in a timely manner.
Effects of Damaged or Broken Denture
There are several problems associated with damaged, broken or misaligned denture. They can result in varieties of oral challenges including gum irritation, soreness, infection, and difficulty eating and/or speaking
Procedures Involved in Denture Repair
In a case where there is a misalignment in a newly fitted denture, an adjustment may be required to enable it to fit properly. Situations like this don’t need much time and can usually be fixed fairly quickly.
For broken or worn dentures where some parts are missing, the denture may need to be sent to a denture lab for repair. This procedure is a bit more complicated and time consuming.
Preventive Measures to Take on Dentures
When handling denture, be careful to prevent it from slipping out of your grip.
It is not advisable to fix your own dentures as you may be adding to the problem and may be harder to fix or we may not be able to fix them at all and a new denture would be required. We encourage you to visit our office for a consultation so we can assess your broken or cracked denture.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.