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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Everything You Should Know About Broken Denture Repairs

by Myrtle Banks

Broken dentures are a severe problem that can change a person's normal speaking and eating habits. This is the reason denture repairs are required immediately when a denture breaks. After examining the problem, your family dentist will discuss your options and create a reliable solution. Keep reading for more information on causes of fractured dentures and what you should do.

Prosthesis fracture (dentures breaking in half) is a severe complication people with full dentures may deal with, and it often occurs on the top denture. Dentures can break at the worst time possible, which could be embarrassing especially if it becomes difficult to talk to others or eat. Whatever the circumstance you find yourself in, it's essential to get them repaired as soon as possible.

Causes of broken dentures

Dentures can break due to various reasons. The most prevalent cause of denture fractures is wear and tear. After years of use, dentures undergo multiple stress cycles of daily wear and chewing. Temperature variations in cold or hot foods and drinks, saliva, and the acid in meals can also wear down your dentures.

Another cause of denture fractures is progressive bone loss which loosens the denture. A denture that doesn't fit will start moving around the mouth, and this lack of stability will lead to pressure and stress points that can make the denture break or crack.

Lastly, incidental or accidental breakage also leads to broken dentures. Every time you remove dentures, there's a risk that you could misplace or accidentally break them. Additionally, they can fall out as you do your daily activities.

What options can you consider when dentures break?

The cause and type of denture fracture determine whether the denture can be repaired or not. Sometimes your dentist can repair the denture the same day you visit their office or send it to the lab. If the dentures are taken to the lab, your dentist will discuss other options as you wait for the dentures to be repaired.

Dentures that don't fit properly will need to be relined. If the dentures have become worn out, the dentist will recommend the formation of better-fitting ones. Bone loss is also common for people who use dentures, and the problem worsens over time. Dental implants can help slow down or prevent bone loss and offer a suitable base for fixing the dentures.

So when your dentures break, visit your dentist and get the problem fixed immediately, and they will create a perfect solution for your problem.