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Broken Dentures? No Problem!

Many of our clients rely on their dentures and even minor damage can cause significant disruption. We understand the importance of well-fitted, functional dentures and this is why we provide repairs round the clock.

What should I do if my dentures break?

If you notice signs of damage, or you hear something snap suddenly, for example if you drop your dentures onto a hard floor, seek immediate assistance. Call us and we will do everything we can to carry out the necessary repairs as quickly as possible. We operate a 24-hour denture repair clinic and aim to have your dentures back with you as quickly as possible. In minor cases, we can return dentures on the same day. If the damage is more extensive, we may need a little longer.

Tips to prevent denture damage

Sometimes wear and tear can take its toll and this may lead to denture replacement. In other cases, dentures can be damage as a result of accidents. When you take your denture out, always place it somewhere safe. If you’re cleaning it over a hard surface, such as a sink, place a towel underneath so that it can soften the blow if the denture does fall. Never clean your dentures using boiling water, as this can damage the material and cause the denture to become misshapen. If you have any questions about cleaning your dentures or preventing denture damage, our friendly dentists will be happy to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or have a chat with your dentist at your next appointment.

Effectively Solving Tooth Loss Problems with Dentures

If you have suffered from an accident that caused you to lose your teeth or you have been affected by prolonged dental decay that meant your teeth fell out, it is vital that you replace your teeth.  There are a number of reasons for this.  Having a full set of teeth makes eating so much easier because your teeth are ideal implements for chewing food so that it can be digested properly.  Having no teeth can spoil your appearance and lead to a loss of confidence, especially if your cheeks begin to sag, making you look older than you are.

One practical option in this case is to get your dentist to fit a set of dentures.  Modern dentures can be extremely realistic-looking and hard wearing.  They can be removed in order to clean them and are generally far more comfortable than they used to be. Dentures are able to be held in place by the natural suction of your gums or by using a fixing agent.

Some people now prefer the more permanent solution of having replacement teeth fixed in place with dental implants, but dentures allow you to change your mind in the future.  It is possible that dentures can slip while you are eating, drinking or talking and this can be embarrassing but techniques are improving all the time.  Innovations like friction-free dentures, for example, are changing the way that people think about dentures.

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