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How to repair broken smiles: Fixing Broken Dentures at 24 Hour Emergency Dentist

Many people use dentures to restore oral function after the loss of natural teeth. Dentures are custom-designed sets of prosthetic teeth, which enable you to smile and eat with confidence if you’ve lost your natural teeth as a result of an injury, decay or gum disease. Dentures are built to last, and they are robust, but they’re not invincible, and they can get damaged and broken. If you’ve got broken dentures, you’re probably searching for a swift solution. Nobody wants to be without their denture for days on end. This is where our expert dental team comes in handy. If you need urgent dental repairs, we’re here to help!

Fixing broken dentures

If you’ve dropped your denture onto a hard floor or your denture has become misshapen or damaged as a result of exposure to heat, for example during cleaning, our dental experts can help. We are hugely experienced when it comes to providing rapid results, and we’ll do our best to reunite you with your denture as quickly as possible. We offer 24-hour denture repairs and we strive to provide you with same-day treatment. In some cases, where the damage is extensive, we may need a little longer, but we’ll work as speedily as possible.

If your denture is cracked or broken or it doesn’t fit properly due to damage or a change in shape, why not get in touch with us today? We will aim to see you and get your denture back to you as quickly as possible. When you see your dentist, they will have a good look at the denture and then discuss your options with you. In most cases, we’ll be able to carry out swift repairs and get your denture back to you the same day. Call now to book an appointment!

Three Tips If You Have Lost a Tooth

Losing a tooth can be distressing, but try not to panic. If you’ve been injured in an accident or you’ve lost a tooth while playing sport, it may be possible to save the tooth. Here are 3 tips that may come in handy:

  1. Locate the tooth: if you’ve lost a tooth, try and find it. If you can find it, hold it by the crown and avoid touching the roots.
  2. Call your dentist: if you’ve lost a tooth, but you’ve still got it to hand, call your dentist as soon as possible and they will try and insert the tooth back into its socket. If you can get to us quickly enough, we should stand a good chance of saving the tooth.
  3. Re-implant the tooth: if you’re not close by or you fancy your chances as an amateur dentist, you can try and re-implant the tooth yourself. Gently clean it and then holding the tooth by the crown, push it gently back into the socket. If you can’t bring yourself to try, come and see us and we’ll do our best. While you’re on your way, keep the tooth in a glass of milk or lukewarm water or hold it carefully in the mouth between the cheeks and the gums (this is not suitable advice for children, as it carries a risk of choking.)

If you lose a tooth, try not to panic! We are here to help and we offer emergency appointments. We can also talk you through trying to place the tooth back in the socket yourself. If it’s not possible to save the tooth, we can go through some effective tooth replacement options with you. Prevention is always better than cure, so try and reduce the risk of dental injuries by wearing a mouth guard when you play sport and ensuring you have a seatbelt on in the car.

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