Dentures can become damaged for all sorts of reasons, and any damage can cause uncomfortable and/or embarrassing side-effects. While dentures are made from high quality materials, they are never going to be as strong and durable as the natural teeth. Over time, dentures will begin to degrade simply because of their nature; they are also susceptible to cracking or breaking; and dentures do not change and fluctuate to the natural chances of the face.
Dentures can become damaged in many different ways, some more simple and others more complex. Dentures can become cracked or chipped by biting down on something too hard like a piece of candy or ice. These small damages are typically easy to repair by simply replacing a single tooth in the dentures. However, other damages can cause more significant repair work to be required.
Cracked dentures at the base of the denture can make chewing and eating difficult or next to impossible. It is never advised to wear dentures that are an improper fit because of the damage that they can do to you gum tissues. If your dentures have been cracked at the base or are suddenly uncomfortable to wear, it is important that you have them evaluated as soon as possible.
A common and unfortunate cause of damage to dentures is dropping them on a hard counter or knocking them onto the floor. This type of damage cannot typically be repaired easily, and it often requires the fabrication of new dentures. Placing a towel down before you handle your dentures is always recommended for this specific reason – it can act as a buffer should you drop your dentures, helping to prevent breaking.
At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists, we are the expert here in Georgia for all of your denture repair needs. All of our repair services are performed by experienced technicians under the guidance of our dentists in the convenience of our on-site dental laboratory. In most cases, our denture repairs can be completed in a single appointment. Chipped, cracked, or ill-fitting dentures can typically be restored while you wait.
Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists is pleased to provide denture repair services to the residents of Atlanta, North Georgia, Eastern Alabama, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee. Please contact us today if you need to schedule an appointment for denture repair. We are here for you.