Emergency Same-Day Denture Repair
Dentures restore your tooth loss, making it possible to chew, speak, and maintain a beautiful smile. At the same time, dentures need to be replaced every five to seven years. Even with routine trips to the dentist, they can become damaged over time, requiring a denture repair or reline.
Dentures can become damaged from dropping them on hard surfaces or biting down on hard foods. They can break at the base, a tooth can chip or come 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 than good to your dentures. The best way to restore yours and preserve their function is by visiting the emergency dentists at Vero Dental Spa.
Why You Should Replace Dentures Every Five to Seven Years
Replacing your dentures every five to seven 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. As your jawbone shrinks and your gums naturally recede, your jaw can become misaligned. Changes in your mouth shape will cause your dentures to become ill-fitted, which can lead to a tremendous amount of pain, mouth sores, and other issues.
Why Go to a Dentist to Repair Dentures?
Dealing with broken dentures can be nerve-racking. After all, they 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 adhesives 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, your dentures must 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 having trouble chewing
Common Emergency Denture Repairs
Depending on your symptoms and denture issues, there are three common emergency denture repairs:
Over time, the area of the denture that fits over the soft tissues will often need to be resurfaced. When dentures become too loose-fitting for your gums, it’s usually because your gums have shrunk, and there are gaps between the denture and your mouth tissue. With a denture reline, we will tighten the area between your dentures and gums – so you can bite, chew, talk, and smile without worrying about your dentures slipping or causing irritation.
Similar to a denture reline, a denture rebase fixes the hard pink surface area of the dentures that encounters gum tissue. However, a denture rebase fixes the strength of your dentures if they have become loose or cracked. During this service, the only part of the denture that’s not replaced is the false teeth.
Fixing Sore Spots
As we mentioned earlier, dentures become uncomfortable due to changes in your jawbone and mouth alignment over time. As it rubs against your mouth, this can create sore spots on the soft tissue of your mouth. We reduce the rubbing caused by your dentures by adjusting them with a softer material. This denture repair is similar to a denture reline.
Before repairing your dentures, we will need to take an impression of your mouth to properly update them. After we repair your dentures, it’s important to continue taking care of your dentures by cleaning and deodorizing them regularly.
Repairing Dentures at Vero Dental Spa
Are you dealing with loose-fitting, pinching, broken, or damaged dentures? At Vero Dental Spa, our emergency dentists can repair yours, restoring their function and helping you eat, speak, and smile comfortably again. Call us today and repair your dentures today!