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Denture Repairs by Expert Dentist
A variety of circumstance can lead to a damaged denture and should be addressed immediately. Repairs restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition.
Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel can often provide denture repair procedures. Dr. Kaur will advise you of the condition of your denture and will recommend steps needed in preventing further breakage.
Rebasing may be recommended when the teeth of your denture are still in good condition and have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. Rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base providing a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth. A rebase for a denture maybe required if your denture is old or is cracked. A rebase is very similar to relining, the difference being that, a rebase replaces all the pink-acrylic denture base material instead of just the lining.
Reasons for the rebase procedure may include:
- Broken or damaged denture
- Weakened or old pink denture base
- Replacement of an immediate denture
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What causes dentures to break?
There are several reasons for denture fracture. One of the most common causes of denture fracture includes wear and tear over time. Following years of use, the denture has undergone many stress cycles of chewing and daily wear. In addition, the temperature variations found in hot and cold foods and beverages, as well as certain types of acidic foods and even the moisture in your mouth can wear down a denture.
Over time, progressive bone loss can also shrink the jaw. If your denture does not fit properly, it may move around in the mouth, and this lack of stability can cause stress and pressure points which can cause your denture to crack or break.
Finally, another very common cause for broken dentures is accidental or incidental breakage. Dentures must be removed at night, and may even accidentally fall out during everyday activities. Simply by taking your dentures out of your mouth, there is a risk each time that you may accidentally drop or misplace your denture which may result in breakage.
Can I repair my denture myself with a denture repair kit?
In a word, no. It may be tempting to glue them back together or buy one of the many misleading “denture repair kits” available, but you may well do more damage to your dentures than is already present, making a true repair more costly later on. Many forms of glue, for instance, contain solvents which will actually break down the acrylic of the dentures over time, making the area of damage a lot larger than the original fracture line.
Can I use superglue on my dentures?
Superglue could fix the problem in the short time, but could lead to long term major damage to your denture. We strongly advise our patients against using superglue to repair their dentures.
Should I see a dentist for denture repair or directly send it to an online denture lab?
There are many online denture labs which ask you you mail your denture to them for repairs. All these labs will repair your denture. However, non of them will diagnose your denture got damaged in the first place.In contrast, a dentist will diagnose and evaluate the root cause of the denture damage. as a result, a dentist can better judge how best to fix the denture for the long term.
How can I find denture repairs near me?
Not all dentists have expertise to repair dentures. As a result, it is important identify dentists in your area that repair dentures. You can search for “denture repairs near me” or “denture repairs close to me” on Google. If you are looking for same day denture repair, it is important to check with the dental office if them perform same day denture repairs.
If you are looking for same day denture repairs in Pittsburgh, there is no better place than Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel. We repair dentures while you wait.
Are you able to repair my denture while I wait the same day?
In most cases, we are able to repair your denture while you wait the same day. In cases, where the denture has faced extensive damage , such as broken in half, it will need to be sent to our dental lab which will require a few days for the repair.
Do you do emergency denture repair?
Yes, we do emergency denture repairs in Pittsburgh. You can call our office for a same day appointment to get your denture repaired.
How can I avoid need for denture repairs?
You can prolong the life of your denture by following proper care instructions. Learn more in a blog post that we have written on the caring steps for your dentures.
Do I Need Denture Replacement?
As you age, your mouth and jaws change shape – bones and gums naturally shrink and recede. This affects the denture’s fit – which can cause infections or sores. When your denture cannot be fixed by relining or other repairs, you need to replace your denture with a new one. It is recommended that you replace your dentures every 5 to 7 years.
What Are the Signs That I May Need a Denture Replacement?
There are many signs that may indicate that your denture cannot be repaired any more and you may need denture replacement. Some of these signs include chronic irritation beneath the denture base or frequent (more than once daily) use of adhesive to hold dentures in place. Please check about more details in our blog post on denture replacement in Pittsburgh.