Denture Repair Can Restore Your Comfort and Confidence
One of the most frustrating and difficult things to experience for patients who require a denture is for the prosthesis to crack or break. A denture is used not only to help patients achieve a fuller, more complete smile, but also to restore function to a compromised bite. When the denture becomes damaged, it can cause pain, and make it difficult to eat, chew, and speak comfortably. Fortunately, at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel offer broken denture repair to restore the prosthesis, so that you can regain comfort again.
What to Do After the Denture Breaks
In some cases after a denture breaks, patients may try to restore it at home, on their own. This may be possible for a short-term solution to minor issues, but if it is not repaired correctly by a dental professional, the damaged denture may begin to affect comfort and speech. When you visit our practice, we will closely examine exactly which part of the restoration failed, determine what happened, and then offer the best solution for repairing it. Typically, when dentures break:
- A tooth chips or breaks
- A piece of the pink acrylic has been broken, but the denture remains intact
- Then entire denture became cracked
- The small metal clasp that is used for a partial denture has broken
Is it Difficult to Repair My Denture?
If your denture has suffered a small crack, or if you have lost a single tooth, or several of your teeth have loosened, the ability to repair is usually a straightforward task. However, if your denture has suffered a more significant break, it will depend on whether it has broken into larger pieces and you have been able to retain all of the pieces. If the pieces can fit together naturally and smoothly, similar to a puzzle, there is an improved chance of us being able to restore it.
With quick, effective methods of denture repair, our team is here to help you regain comfort and restore your dental function.
Depending on the severity of the breakage, Dr. Degel may recommend recreating the denture in a lab. For smaller, less destructive chips and cracks, we may be able to treat and fix it during your visit. However, before we decide to replace and restore the entire denture, we can also discuss additional solutions, such as an implant-supported denture that would offer additional benefits. If you are still wearing a traditional denture that is at least five to seven years old, you may find that another option can help you achieve a stronger and more durable solution.
Restore Your Confidence
We understand how frustrating it can be to have your teeth and bite affected by a broken denture, and that you would like to have it restored as quickly as possible. Our doctors and team are here to help you regain comfort and confidence, and fully restore your dental function. To schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (718) 278-1123, or send us a message.