Why denture maintenance?
If you have had your dentures for over 6 months and have not had them maintained now would be a good time. In fact, when you begin your spring cleaning, whether in your yard or in your home, add your DENTURES to that list. A yearly maintenance is highly recommended to ensure long lasting wear. For examples, our denturists could find a small crack and repair it before it becomes a larger more time consuming and expensive problem in the future.
Below are some maintenance items that Woodside Denture Centre will complete when you book a denture maintenance.
- Cleaning: Dentures need to be cleaned regularly to remove plaque and food particles that can cause bad breath, gum irritation, and other problems. A dental professional can use special tools and solutions to clean the dentures thoroughly.
- Adjustment: Over time, dentures may become loose or uncomfortable due to changes in the shape of the mouth or other factors. A dental professional can adjust the dentures to ensure a proper fit.
- Repair: Dentures can become damaged or broken due to accidents or wear and tear. A dental professional can repair the dentures to restore their function and appearance.
Denture Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions
Will my dentures get polished?
Yes, you can get your dentures polished. Denture polishing is a process of smoothing and shining the surface of your dentures. Over time, dentures can become dull or stained due to wear and tear or exposure to certain foods and beverages. A dental professional can use specialized equipment and materials to polish your dentures and restore their appearance.
It’s important to note that while denture polishing can improve the appearance of your dentures, it may not address other issues such as looseness or discomfort. If you are experiencing any problems with your dentures, it’s best to see a dental professional for an evaluation to determine the best course of treatment.
Can my dentures be fitted if they are not feeling right?
It is possible for dentures to become loose over time. This is because the shape of your mouth can change due to natural bone loss or other factors such as weight loss or illness. When your mouth changes shape, the dentures may not fit as snugly as they used to, which can cause discomfort, difficulty chewing, or even sores on the gums.
Additionally, dentures can become loose if they are not properly cared for or if they become damaged. For example, soaking dentures in hot water can cause them to warp and lose their fit, while dropping them can cause small cracks that can go unnoticed. A yearly denture maintenance can check this and adjust it.
It’s important to remember that dentures require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition and functioning properly. Seeing a dental professional for regular check-ups and cleanings can help prevent issues from arising and ensure that your dentures are comfortable and effective.
Can you repair a cracked denture?
Yes, a cracked denture can often be repaired by a dental professional. The specific method of repair may depend on the extent and location of the crack, as well as the materials used in the denture.
In some cases, the denture may need to be sent to a dental laboratory for repair, while in other cases, the repair can be done in the dental office. The dental professional will typically examine the denture and assess the damage before determining the best course of action.
It’s important to note that not all cracks in dentures can be repaired, particularly if the crack is severe or if the denture is very old or worn. In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the denture entirely. That is why yearly maintenance is so important, so we can catch small issues without larger costs. If your dentures are old, a replacement may be recommended either way.
At Woodside Denture Centre, it’s important to follow a regular home routine, including cleaning your dentures daily and soaking them in a denture solution when not in use. But it is ideal to see a denturist for regular maintenance which can include adjustments to ensure that your dentures fit properly and comfortably.
If you are experiencing any issues with your dentures, such as looseness or discomfort be sure to contact Woodside Denture Centre to determine the cause of the problem and to make any necessary adjustments or repairs.