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At Revive Dental and Implant Center, we want all of our patients to maintain proper oral health and a beautiful smile. For those missing all or most of their teeth, this usually involves designing, fabricating, and placing a removable denture. As with most dental restorations, dentures occasionally require repairs, relines, and eventually replacement.
Common Problems With Dentures
The longer a denture is worn, the more likely it will need a repair, oftentimes due to regular wear-and-tear. However, the most common problems with dentures usually occur if your appliance no longer fits properly. Many of these problems may prevent you from properly chewing, speaking, and even smiling.
We usually recommend a repair if there a fracture or micro-fracture that may result in further complications. Without a repair, these fractures will eventually cause a large break in the appliance, either with the acrylic base or prosthetic teeth. Dropping your denture can also cause a break that needs immediate attention.
Common Repairs for Dentures
The most common repairs for dentures include:
Luckily, dentures are made from a material known as acrylic resin, which makes most repairs relatively easy. Acrylic is comfortable, durable, natural-looking, and easy to add to an existing base. It can also be used to bond together a break or fracture in your appliance.
It is important to note: most dentures need a total replacement every seven years or so. Because our underlying bone and soft tissues shrink and change shape, a completely new denture ensures a proper, more comfortable, and more effective fit. In the meantime, repairs and relines help you get the most out of your appliance.
Caring for Your Dentures
Once you receive your restoration, Dr. Chad Boustany will give you a set of detailed care instructions. Implementing the proper denture care is crucial to your oral health and the longevity of your appliance. The general guidelines for new denture users include:
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Find out if your dentures need to be repaired, replaced, or relined! Call (304) 467-4265 to schedule a consultation appointment today!