Dentures are a popular choice for restoring your smile and teeth’s function. They are removable equipment made of false teeth attached to a plastic called acrylic, or to metal.
Over the years, dentures have brought back the smile and confidence for many people. Hence their damage means a serious dental emergency. They can break anytime, and this can create a ripple of unfortunate events and inconvenience to the wearer.
If your dentures accidentally break, A Plus Dental is ready to help you. A same day emergency appointment is guaranteed for your dental emergency so you can be back to your daily life as soon as possible.
Why Do Dentures Break?
Dentures are made of sturdy materials. They are designed to assist you and restore your regular functions for a long time. They are, however, susceptible to damage for the following reasons:
Natural wear and tear. Your dentures, like all other dental restorations, do not last forever. They have a breaking point. As you use them every day, they slowly weaken until such time that they break.
Abuse. Your dentures have limitations. Their strength is not the same as your natural teeth. You have to be careful in using them to make sure that they last a long time. Biting down on hard materials, using them as tools outside their natural functions, and other forms of abuse can shorten their life span and cause them to break.
Accidents. To take care of your gums, you are advised to remove your dentures every night. Every time you do so, there are risks such as your dentures slipping from your hand and falling, misplacing them, or putting them in an unsafe place. One common cause of accidents is ill-fitting dentures. Dentures that are not perfectly fitted to your mouth can move around and fall off easily.
What To Do
If your dentures break the best thing to do is visit your dentist immediately. Do not be tempted to use dental cement available in the drugstores. They are often ineffective and cause more damage to your dentures.
Repairing broken dentures requires the skill and knowledge of a dentist. Fixing broken dentures yourself can make it harder for your dentist to repair them.
Be it a small crack or a denture broken in two, the best solution is to go to your dentist.
Your dentist at A Plus Dental will examine the damage to your dentures. If it is a small crack, it can easily be fixed within the day. However, if your dentures have to be replaced, your dentist will have to take a new mould of your mouth, and send it to the manufacturer for your new dentures.
Same-day Dental Emergency Care at A Plus Dental
A Plus Dental is your trusted and experienced emergency dentist in Campbelltown, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones. If you have a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.
Our clinic is open from Monday to Saturday to cater to all your basic dental needs and emergency appointments.