Dentures are the artificial, removable substitute for the missing teeth, custom-manufactured to suit the color of your teeth and gums. They are made after taking your mouth’s impression to appear like your natural teeth. Dentures may be partial or full, depending upon the number of teeth required to be replaced.
As dentures are made using materials like acrylic, dental-grade plastic, and ceramic, there are chances that you may damage them in the long run. When your dentures become damaged, you must visit our dentists so that they can examine the damage and find out the best ways to fix them.
How Do Dentures Get Damaged?
Some of the most common reasons behind denture damage are:
- Cleaning your dentures with regular toothpaste
- Inserting and removing your dentures incorrectly
- Dropping your dentures accidentally
How To Deal With Damaged Dentures?
The most common damage to the dentures is when they become loose. Other damages include general wear and tear. Do not try to fix your dentures on your own because the damage may spread to the other parts as well. Here’s how to deal with damaged dentures:
- First of all, collect the broken piece of the denture along with its wiring.
- If the clasps of your denture have loosened, use dental wax to repair the same.
- Soak your dentures in water before you come to meet our dentists. Do not wear the damaged dentures.
To save your dentures from getting damaged, you must adhere to the following:
- Remove your dentures every night before sleeping and soak them in water.
- You can also use a denture cleanser to clean and take care of your dentures to maintain them in the long run.
Are There Any Alternatives for Dentures?
You can opt for the following alternatives to dentures:
- Dental Crowns and Bridges
Partial tooth loss can be treated using dental crowns and bridges. Under this procedure, our dentists prepare your remaining teeth to create space to adjust the dental crowns. At the same time, gum bases, crowns, and bridges (new teeth) are created. The role of these dental crowns is to keep the bridge in place. Consequently, your new prosthetic teeth become secure enough to eat food, talk, and smile.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular procedure performed to address missing teeth in your mouth. Under this procedure, a titanium post is implanted under your gums, which is further secured by your jawbone. After a few months, both the implant and the bone fuse together, which creates a durable root system for your new tooth. Implants appear, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Salida, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (209) 732-1123 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.