Dentures are strong, carefully crafted medical appliances. They’re built to last. Dentures aren’t immune to damage, however. When your denture is chipped, cracked, or damaged in any other way, it can cause serious problems. You might find it difficult to eat, chew, or smile – the very things that having dentures is supposed to help.
That’s why broken dentures in Winnipeg can be an emergency. Fortunately, Borbely Swiss is here to help. We offer same-day emergency denture repair. We also offer denture relines and rebasing. With our on-site lab and technicians, we can quickly and expertly repair your dentures.
How dentures break
Dentures are designed to be durable – they shouldn’t break as a result of basic activities like chewing and speaking. There are, however, several things that can cause damage to your dentures. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of denture damage:
Dropping your dentures
One of the most common accidents we see is dropped dentures. This usually happens when our patients are cleaning their dentures. Like anything wet, dentures can become slippery when they’re being cleaned. When dentures are dropped, it’s common to see chipped teeth, damaged clasps, cracks, and other minor damage.
Ill-fitting dentures can lead to damage in a number of ways. The first is similar to dropping your dentures. When dentures aren’t properly fitted, they’re more likely to fall out of your mouth. That leads to the type of damage we described above.
The second problem is structural. Ill-fitting dentures tend to have weak points because the pressure from your bite force isn’t equally distributed. This can lead to parts of the denture bending, which can create small cracks. Over time, those cracks can grow – and eventually, the denture can split right in two.
Wear and tear
Nothing lasts forever – and that includes dentures. Over time, normal wear and tear will cause your dentures to degrade. Teeth may become duller, and the appliance itself may thin. This can lead to damage as the denture becomes weaker and less efficient. Our dentures can have a lifespan of a decade or more when properly cared for.
Tips to prevent damage
Handle your dentures with care
Grip your dentures tightly when handling them, and never grip them by the clasps. If you have snap-in dentures, be sure to only apply gentle pressure to attach the clasps – never bite down or use objects to snap your dentures in.
When cleaning your dentures, consider putting a towel or another soft fabric in your sink. This reduces the potential damage your dentures could take as a result of being dropped.
Follow your denturist’s care instructions
Wear and tear is inevitable – but you can slow its progress with proper care. Clean your dentures after each use, and soak them overnight in a denture cleanser. Doing this can help you prevent abrasion and decrease your risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease can change how your dentures fit, which can lead to the problems caused by ill-fitting dentures.
Visit your denturist regularly
Are your dentures uncomfortable? Visit your denturist. Have you noticed a small crack or chip? Visit your denturist. Has it been six months since you last visited your denturist? You know what we’re going to say: Visit your denturist.
Dentures are complex devices, and even slight discomfort can be an indicator that you need repairs. Your dentures may be damaged without you even noticing – sometimes, the damage is almost microscopic. By visiting your denturist regularly, you’ll be able to nip problems in the bud before they negatively affect your life – and your wallet.
Repairs that we perform
We repair all types of denture damage, including:
- Chipped or missing teeth
- Cracks in the denture base
- Warped or damaged clasps
- And more!
Our clinic also performs a number of services related to general denture repairs. They include:
A routine adjustment to ensure that the denture fits comfortably in your mouth.
An adjustment of the denture’s base to ensure that it fits comfortably along your gums. We offer both soft and hard relines.
The process of transferring the teeth from your existing denture onto a new base, in circumstances where the base cannot be repaired.
Book your free consultation today!
At Borbely Swiss, we strive to provide the highest level of service to all of our patients, ensuring that their dentures provide comfort, all while restoring their ability to chew, speak, and smile!
We believe that everyone deserves a properly fitted, high-quality denture. If you need denture repairs or a relining, give us a call. We offer free consultations to all of our new patients. We can tell you whether or not you need repairs, relinings, or other services. We’ll ensure that your dentures fit perfectly.
Don’t live in discomfort – call Borbely Swiss to repair your dentures today!