Dentures restore your tooth loss, making it possible to chew, speak, and maintain a beautiful smile. At the same time, dentures still need to be replaced every 5-7 years. Even with routine trips to the dentist, your dentures can become damaged over time, requiring a denture repair or reline.
Dentures can become damaged from dropping them on a hard surface or biting down on hard foods. A denture can break at the base, a tooth can chip or break off, or they can become too loose over time.
In situations where your dentures are broken, it might be tempting to try over-the-counter denture repair kits. However, these can often cause more harm to your dentures than helping. The best way to restore your dentures and preserve their function is by visiting the emergency dentists at Vero Dental Spa.
Why You Should Replace Dentures Every 5 to 7 Years
Replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years can ensure that they fit properly, and do not become damaged from an uneven bite. As you get older, your mouth changes from its original shape, your jawbone shrinks, and your gums will naturally recede, causing your jaw to become misaligned. Changes in your mouth shape will cause your dentures to no longer fit correctly, which can cause a tremendous amount of pain, and lead to mouth sores and other issues.
Why Go to a Dentist to Repair Dentures?
Dealing with broken dentures can be nerve-racking. After all, your dentures make it possible for you to function in your day to day life. Most of the time, your first instinct might be to find a store-bought glue to try and fix your dentures. However, over-the-counter adhesive can end up causing permanent damage to your dentures and costing you more money overall.
When Do Dentures Need Emergency Repair?
As your mouth structure changes, it is important that your dentures always fit properly against your gums. Poor-fitting dentures can damage your jawbone and gum tissue. You should contact our office for an emergency repair as soon as you realize any of the following symptoms:
- Dentures feel loose fitting
- You notice your dentures have become cracked or broken
- Your dentures feel uncomfortable
- You are experiencing difficulty chewing