For patients with one or more missing teeth, dentures can provide them with a beautiful smile and help to restore their self-confidence. Dentures are built better now than they ever were before and can provide a more secure, comfortable fit. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t need a denture repair service from time to time. If your dentures aren’t fitting comfortably, have chipped, cracked, or experienced another problem, it is important to have them repaired right away to enhance their comfort, fit, and functionality.
Simple or Complex Repairs
In most cases, the required services are either simple repairs or more complex repairs with impressions. Denture services that require impressions may take longer to complete, but this will ensure the best fit possible and is often required for more serious problems.
Relines and Adjustments
If your dentures are loose or uncomfortable, you may need a reline or adjustment. Even if your dentures felt comfortable and secure in the beginning, you may need to have them readjusted at some point in time, as your teeth naturally shift. If they don’t sit comfortably on your gums, it can lead to pain, soreness, red or bleeding gums, and a number of other problems. Fortunately, a simple repair service can restore them and make them more comfortable than ever before.
Don’t Attempt Repairs on Your Own
Visit a highly trained restorative dentist who can advise you on whether you should proceed with the repair or if your dentures are too badly damaged and should just be replaced altogether. Don’t attempt the repairs on your own, even if it seems like a simple fix. This could just make the problem worse and cost you more in the end.
Request an Estimate
Make sure to get an estimate upfront on what the necessary services will cost. More complicated repairs will cost more, but you should not wait to get the required services. The longer you wait, the more the repairs or replacement will cost in the long-run.
Choose a dentist that offers prompt denture repair. Some dental offices even have denture laboratories on the premises, allowing them to complete the necessary services as soon as the same day. In fact, they may even be able to complete the necessary services while you wait. During your next service appointment, inquire about what you can do to better care for your dentures and prevent a future problem.