When Should You Seek Denture Repair or Adjustment Services?

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If you are a denture wearer, you know how beneficial this innovative tooth replacement option is. You can now smile, eat and speak normally like anyone else. While dentures are designed to last many years, they aren't indestructible – proper care and maintenance are required from time to time. Dentures can get damaged as a result of accidental drops, wear and tear, or dental injuries, and it is your responsibility to make sure they are adjusted or repaired. Here are various tell-tale signs that you need to visit your denturist for denture repairs.

Damaged Dentures

Dentures can easily break when you put too much pressure on them, drop them or step on them. When any of these scenarios occur, do not be tempted to reattach them using a DIY repair kit or a household adhesive. Fixing broken dentures at home often results in an unreliable, irregular fix that leads to more oral issues in the near future. Therefore, if you break your dentures, be sure to visit your denture clinic immediately to get them repaired.

Foul Odour and Stains

Dentures are dental appliances that need to be appropriately maintained through regular oral hygiene. Normally, the care entails brushing and rinsing the dentures each day, perhaps with a social cleaning solution or water. Everything must be done according to the dentist's or manufacturer's recommendations.

However, people sometimes ignore or forget to clean their dentures, making them smelly or stained them. If your dentures are stained or if you have noticed an odour that's difficult to eliminate, visit a denturist to get the problem fixed. Don't forget to store dentures in a safe place whenever you remove them.

Oral Sores

If you have been getting sores due to wearing dentures, or your gums are experiencing pressure sores, be sure to get the dentures adjusted or repaired, as sores occur when you wear ill-fitting dentures. Your expert will work on the dentures to make sure they fit perfectly, and that pressure is evenly distributed throughout the mouth, not in one specific area.

Gum Irritation

When you wear dentures for the first time, it's normal to feel strange since a foreign component has been introduced in your mouth. However, dentures should not cause gum irritation once you get used to them. Be sure to watch out for signs like bleeding, inflammation or raw spots, because this is an indication that the denture surface has a defect.  Allow your denture specialist to find a suitable solution. Regular oral hygiene will also come in handy in these situations. 

If you're looking for help with fixing your damaged dentures, or need assistance in making them more comfortable, consider talking with your trusted denture specialist for denture repairs today.


15 July 2019

Dental Care and Seniors: Helping to Maintain Your Smile

As you age, it can become harder to take care of your teeth. Motor challenges can make it hard to floss, while memory issues may make it easy to overlook brushing. Whether you are a senior looking for solutions to some of the common dental problems or a senior with specific questions about cavities or oral surgery, you have come to the right place. In this blog, I am going to touch on a range of topics related to seniors and oral health. This is the type of resource I wish my mum would have had access to in her senior years, and I hope you enjoy having access to it during yours. I appreciate you reading my posts.