Catching Up On Deferred Denture Care
Don’t Neglect Dentures or Bridges
You’ve been running around for the holidays, shopping, baking, making reservations, wrapping gifts, catching up with friends, and so much more. Somewhere in all that rushing around, you probably noticed that your dentures were becoming uncomfortable. You may have put off a dental checkup because you didn’t have the time. Now that the holidays are over, take some time to schedule a denture checkup and make sure everything is in top shape.
Removable Dental Prosthetics Need Regular Care
It’s time to catch up on your denture care so that minor dental issues can be addressed before they become major problems. At The Denture Center, our dentists perform complete dental exams, including the jawbone, bony ridge, and soft tissues, to make sure your denture or dental bridge isn’t rubbing against sensitive tissue, leading to sore spots or inflammation. These sore spots usually indicate that the fit of your dental prosthetic or denture, must be adjusted to fit correctly.
What Happens if You Ignore Your Dentures
If you put off fixing your dentures or bridges, you may have severe problems beneath them. Dentures don’t get cavities, but you can get an infection of the gums beneath them, contact sores where they rub against the gums, or even gum disease.
Dentures typically last several years. Because you wear them all day and use them for eating, speaking, and chewing, they do in fact, wear out. The denture may warp or become misaligned as the artificial teeth wear down, leading to slipping, clicking, or discomfort. It would help if you had them checked regularly (annually) at our office to ensure they do not need to be repaired or relined.
A Cautionary Tale of DIY Fixes
Please do not attempt DIY denture repair with either glue or OTC denture repair kit unless you are a dentist or a denture technician.
Most often the glue or the OTC acrylic kit spreads the pieces apart so that then the pieces will no longer match and therefore, render the denture non-repairable afterward. When this happens, they will then need to be replaced rather than being able to be professionally repaired. We can accommodate denture emergencies for repair 6 days per week.
Just call and the team will usually say. ”How soon can you get here?”
Treatment Plans for Your Time and Budget
With the holidays just ending, your budget may be tight for the next few months. Don’t let that stop you from seeing one of our dentists if you have a dental issue such as loose or uncomfortable dentures. At The Denture Center, we work with our patients’ schedules and budgets to develop a treatment plan that is manageable and affordable. We’ll address the most urgent problems immediately and then create a plan for treating other issues on a schedule that fits your budget and time constraints.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Now it’s time to take care of YOU by making an appointment at The Denture Center to have your dentures or dental crowns cleaned, checked, and repaired for a beautiful natural looking, functional, and comfortable smile!
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