Whether you wear full dentures or partial dentures, you may already know how difficult it can be to use them when they are broken and cracked or they start slipping out of place. Over time, the basic everyday tasks such as biting, chewing, swallowing, and even speaking can become very difficult and somewhat embarrassing. Fortunately, one of the many services that we offer here at Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square and Shine Dental Associates in Syosset is denture repair.
Why Do Dentures Need To Be Repaired?
Many dentists recommend completely replacing your dentures every 7 to 8 years because as you age, your face and jaw shape undergo certain changes that affect the way in which they fit. In most cases, they loosen up to the point that they become uncomfortable and make it difficult for you to eat or speak. When this happens, there is an increased risk of breakage occurring. However, the primary reason that most dentures break is because they are just not as good as your natural teeth.
Dentures are typical manufactured using different materials including metal and plastic. Since your mouth is a damp environment, the longer you keep your dentures in place, the quicker these materials degrade. When you are chewing and talking, that daily wear and tear eventually takes its toll on them and they break as a result. Additionally, it is not uncommon for dentures to chip or become stained over time. Once they become broken or cracked, it is far too difficult for them to function properly.
How Easily Can Dentures Be Repaired?
The ease or difficulty involved with repairing your dentures depends on the severity of the damage involved. It is relatively easy to repair cracked dentures by simply bonding them back together. When teeth are broken or missing as a result of breakage, they can be repaired quickly and easily as well. Furthermore, the repair specialists at Island Dental Associates and Shine Dental Associates will take great care to ensure that the new tooth will match the other teeth in the prosthetic.
Full or partial dentures that are broken involve more complex repairs. If you have all of the pieces, it will be easier to fit them all back together and complete the repair work. However, when there are gaps, fitting the pieces back together could be much more difficult and the repair will be more costly. Regardless of the above, we can help by repairing your dentures. Please contact Island Dental Associates or Shine Dental Associates for more information.