Over time, your dentures may become worn, and they may crack or break. While there are a number of do-it-yourself solutions available, these may adversely affect the fit and feel of your denture. If applied incorrectly, these kits may even cause permanent damage to your dentures, resulting in you needing a replacement instead of a simple repair. Many professional denture repairs can be made in a day.
There may be a number of reasons you need a denture repair. Over time, dentures can be chipped, cracked, or broken, just as your regular teeth can. The denture teeth may become loose, or even fall out, just as your regular teeth can. Many times, these issues are simple to repair, and can be fixed in just a few minutes in our office. In the case of a denture reline or adjustment, you may need to plan to spend a bit longer, or have your dentures sent to a lab for repair.
Over time, gum and bone loss can lead to your dentures slipping or feeling loose. A denture reline can refit your denture to your gums properly. Your dentist will make a new impression of your gums, and use this to refit your dentures properly. In some cases, this can be done right in your dentist’s office, though in some cases they will need to be sent to a dental laboratory to ensure a proper fit. Your dentist will discuss which option will be the best choice for you at the time of your visit.
An improperly fitting denture can rub against the gums, causing pain and soreness. High spots where the dentures rest may also cause pain. If not adjusted properly, this can also cause damage to your gums and the underlying bone. In these cases, you dentist may need to make adjustments to your denture, either by trimming or building up the necessary areas to keep your dentures from sliding around and causing sore spots.
In some cases, your dentist may not be able to adjust your denture. If this is the case, they will likely recommend that you have a new denture made. They will take a new impression of your gums, and send it off to a lab where your new denture will be made. In the interim, they may either recommend that you continue using your current denture, or they may provide you with a new temporary denture to use until your new permanent dentures arrive.
If you have dentures that are in need of repair or do not fit you properly, don’t risk the expense that could occur if you attempt to fix them yourself. The professional staff at Buckner Family Dental is well-versed in the area of denture repair and can perform many repairs right in their office in just a few minutes. Contact our office today and let our caring employees get you back on your way with comfortable, well-fitting, fully repaired dentures once again. Our Dallas dentist Jaime Osorio DDS can assist with any denture issues you may have.