What Do I Do If I Damage My Dentures

Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics that are designed to replace missing teeth. Dentures are removable and can be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. However, dentures can become damaged. Listed below are a few tips on how to handle denture damage.

Rinse Your Denture With Lukewarm Water

If your dentures get damaged, rinse them off immediately with warm water to remove any particles that may be stuck and loosen them. Avoid using hot water because this can cause dentures to warp. When the dentures are loose, see a dentist right away. You can fix small damages yourself, but avoid attempting to make adjustments if the damage is severe because it could make it worse.

Apply Denture Adhesive

If you are wearing dentures and damage them, you should still try to wear them until they can be repaired or replaced. You can do this by applying denture adhesive to the broken pieces and carefully inserting them into your mouth. If it is not possible to insert all of the teeth, then you can use a partial denture to replace any missing teeth while you wait for your complete set to be repaired.

If your dentures are damaged beyond repair, then you should make an appointment with your dentist in Englewood as soon as possible. Your dentist will order you a new set of teeth, and you can return to wearing them immediately once you have received the new set.

Use Over-the-counter Dental Products

If you accidentally break or chip your dentures, it’s important to fix them as soon as possible to avoid further damage. For minor damage, you can fix it with non-abrasive toothpaste or other mild cleansers. However, if you’ve broken the denture in half, you’ll need to see me for repair. Come see me as soon as you can if you break or chip your dentures. Dental adhesives can help stabilize them. Until you can see me for repairs, you can get temporary fixes by using dental adhesive pastes or creams to hold them together. Your dentist can recommend the best one for you to use.

Seeing Your Dentist is Important

If you have an accident while wearing your dentures, it’s important to see your dentist right away. They may need to create a new partial denture for you. In some cases, they may be able to repair the damaged denture.

If you’ve had your dentures for a while and they’re just looking a little worn down, your dentist may recommend replacing them entirely. This will ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.

For more information about dentures, visit Englewood Dentistry at 334 Grand Ave, Englewood 07631, or call (201) 541-8111.


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