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20 November, 2023

Can I Fix My Broken Dentures At Home?

Imagine you’re enjoying a hearty meal and suddenly, you feel a crack. Your denture has broken. The immediate thought might be, “Can I fix this at home?” While the DIY spirit is commendable, when it comes to dentures, it’s better to leave it to the prosthetists. In this blog, we’re here to guide you through the risks of DIY denture repairs, how to maintain your dentures and why you should turn to professionals for help.

The Risks Of DIY Denture Repairs

DIY repairs can not only add to the damage of broken dentures but can also pose threats like gum injuries, bite misalignment and even infections or oral sores. Dentures are intricately designed to fit your mouth with precision. Even a minor change can offset this delicate balance. This is where the dental prosthetists come in. They can help repair your dentures correctly, preserve the custom fit and maintain your oral health.

How To Properly Care For And Maintain Your Dentures

Taking proactive steps to maintain your dentures can help prevent potential damage. By regularly cleaning them, being cautious with hard foods and storing them safely, you can significantly extend their durability and lifespan. However, even with the best care, accidents can happen. If your dentures do break, it’s important to seek professional help. Just as you wouldn’t attempt to mend a broken tooth on your own, denture repairs are best left to dental prosthetists.

Understanding Different Types Of Dentures

When it comes to dentures, one size doesn’t fit all. There are various types of dentures tailored to meet individual needs for comfort and functionality. Here’s a deeper dive into the different kinds:

  • Full Dentures: These dentures replace all your teeth and rest comfortably on your gums, providing a complete solution for those who have lost all their natural teeth.
  • Partial Dentures: Designed to fill in the gaps where only some natural teeth are missing, these dentures seamlessly blend with the remaining teeth, restoring functionality and aesthetics.
  • Acrylic Dentures: Not only are these dentures lightweight, but acrylic dentures can also be crafted to look very natural, enhancing the overall appearance.
  • Metal Dentures: Known for their durability, these dentures offer a snug fit and can withstand the daily rigours of chewing and speaking.

Each type of denture has its own unique set of advantages. A dental prosthetist can guide you in finding the right option tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

How A Dental Prosthetist Can Restore Your Smile

Dental prosthetists have knowledge about the design, construction and fitting of dentures and they can help make sure every piece is tailored to your needs. Beyond the initial creation, they can address denture-related issues, including breaks or misalignments.

Their deep understanding of your mouth’s intricacies helps make sure denture repairs are not only correct but also comfortable, preserving the natural feel and function. If your dentures suffer any damage, turning to a dental prosthetist is a swift and effective solution, as they can help restore your dentures and your smile.

Choose Professional Care For Your Precious Smile

While the urge to fix minor issues at home might be strong, it’s always a good idea to consult with dental prosthetists. If you’re in Canberra and need assistance with your dentures, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at The Denture Clinic. We offer a range of denture options to meet your specific needs and budget requirements. You can get in touch with us via our contact page or give us a call for more information.

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