If you’ve ever had full dentures, you’ve probably experienced the inconvenience of them breaking. For those that don’t know, a broken denture is very common. With a broken denture, normal, everyday tasks become much more challenging.
Many of us take the simplicity of eating, speaking, and other routine practices for granted. But even those without dentures know that problems seem to come along at the worst times. Whether it’s a work presentation, a date, or any other social occasion, a broken denture requires quick recovery.
What are you to do if your dentures break?
Thankfully, Preserve Family Dentistry can quickly fix a broken denture, in many cases. We’re glad to get you in as quickly and conveniently as possible. To see a dentist, please call us at 402-413-7000.
Replacing a Broken Denture
Depending largely on the severity of the break, we may be able to fix dentures on the spot. If we aren’t able to repair your dentures in a single office visit, we’ll send them to our dental lab. In the meantime, our dentists will be glad to talk through the options with you. This will include the potential length of time, any potential alternatives, and how your denture has worked out for you recently.
If dentures didn’t fit properly in the past, it was likely that you’d need a whole new denture. Now, we’re able to have your dentures relined and re-fitted. When dentures become old and worn, it’s usually time for a replacement. With the help of our dental lab, we can help you get a quick replacement that’s more effective than the previous one. It’s common for denture-wearers to suffer from bone loss since dentures don’t hold onto the jawbones. Unfortunately, this problem only gets worse over time. If you’re aware of this and curious as to how you can prevent this, check out our teeth replacement page.
You can also ask your dentist about implant dentures as a potential alternative to traditional dentures. Implant dentures, especially as an over-denture, tend to fit with more stability, allowing you to feel confident and comfortable. Especially with regards to eating, drinking, and talking, dentures can cause you to feel uncomfortable in front of others. If you have any questions about a broken denture or are concerned, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can offer a free consultation about implant dentures (or implant-retained dentures). We’re glad to help you with your broken denture or any concerns you may have.
Cost of Denture Repair
Like with most dental procedures, each situation is unique. Because of this, it’s hard to make a guess without seeing a patient. However, don’t hesitate to set up a free consultation with us or give us a call. At appointments, we can typically offer more accurate estimates to our patients. We can also sometimes talk through the possibilities over the phone.
The immediate results of dentures are difficult to pass up: they offer a convenient, affordable option for replacing a full mouth of teeth. With that being said, many have come to prefer a permanent denture instead. As a result, we offer permanent dentures that are quick, minimally-invasive, and cost-effective in the long run. Learn more about our state of the art procedure here.
Cause of a Broken Denture
While it is common, a broken denture is never convenient. The most common cause of a broken denture is actually your average wear and tear. Over the course of many years, your denture experiences a significant amount of pressure and temperature changes. These changes can lead to more severe damage in the future. Unfortunately, this damage predisposes a denture to break as it worsens over time.
Others experience loose dentures because of bone loss. If a denture fits loosely, it can often move around within the mouth considerably, often causing swelling inside the mouth.
Accidental breakage is another likely cause of a broken denture. This usually comes in the form of dentures being dropped or falling out naturally. This risk increases with dentures since they frequently need to be removed.
Denture Repair Near Me
Preserve Family Dentistry offers emergency denture repair in Lincoln. But if we aren’t as near as you’d like, you can find the same great dental care at any of our other locations–Northstar Dental (North Lincoln), Coddington Dental (West Lincoln), Lincoln Family Dentistry (Central Lincoln), Southpointe Dental (South Lincoln).
Upon making your dentures, the dentist takes a mold of your teeth. They then send your impression to a dental lab which processes the mold to create your new dentures or re-form your old ones. This process will sometimes take as long as three weeks.
If you need your dentures repaired sooner, we can often perform a chairside repair. This is common for those who do have a large social gathering coming up soon. If they’re too severely damaged, however, the most we can offer is access to a dental lab. Thankfully, a trip to the dental lab will allow your dentures to fit perfectly and comfortably.
Denture Repair at Home
While most professionals in the dental industry advise against home repair, there are denture repair kits at many stores. These allow you to temporarily repair your dentures. If this is the route you choose to fix your dentures, don’t forget that this is a temporary fix.
Lastly, if you have any questions regarding denture repair, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation or give us a call. We’re happy to talk through any denture questions with you.
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At any of NFD locations, you can find compassionate care from professionals that strive to provide excellent dental treatment to every patient. In everything we do, comfort, satisfaction, and quality dental work are our standards.