Dentures go through a lot of wear and tear. Unlike natural teeth made from strong enamel, denture teeth are not as strong and are prone to breaking or chipping. From eating hard foods or dropping your dentures, there are many ways a denture tooth can break off. When that happens, there are things you should do to make sure your dentures get repaired as soon as possible.
If you experience a breaking or cracking of your dentures, fear not! At Golden Square Dental we can fix your dentures in Bendigo. The first steps you should do after breaking or cracking a tooth include:
- Gather broken pieces
- Use dental wax if clasps or wiring becomes uncomfortable or loose. This prevents irritation along the gums
- Remove dentures and soak them in a soaking solution or storage case until they are taken to the dentist. Your should not wear damaged dentures
- Contact your dentist
Repairing your dentures
In most cases, chipped or broken denture teeth can be repaired by your local denture clinic in Bendigo without a problem. Typically, a dentist or prosthodontist will remove the damaged tooth and replace it with a new tooth after taking the proper measurements and matching the color to the rest of the denture teeth.
To avoid breaking your dentures, carefully handle and clean them as instructed. If you do experience denture damage, don’t hesitate to contact us at Golden Square Dental and we will repair or replace your dentures as necessary.
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