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Five Warning Signs That Your Dentures Need To Be Repaired

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The great thing about dentures is that there is no limit to how much your dentures can be repaired. If your dentures are damaged badly enough, you may even choose to have them fully replaced. There is no reason to suffer through dentures that are in bad condition and there are several warning signs that your dentures might need to be repaired.

1. Damaged Teeth

If one of the teeth attached to your dentures becomes damaged, you will not want to reattach the tooth. This will only cause the tooth to not fit properly and will cause problems for your mouth in the future that could lead to the repairs becoming more expensive in the future.

2. Cracked or Chipped Dentures

After an accident, you might not lose any teeth, but your dentures might become chipped or cracked. If this is the case, your dentures might begin to irritate the interior of your mouth over time. These chips and cracks will also tend to worsen with time and may cause your dentures to eventually break.

3. Difficulty Eating

The primary reason for getting dentures is to restore your ability to eat normally. When you initially begin using dentures, you may find it difficult to adjust. However, as time passes, chewing should become easier unless there is something wrong with your dentures.

4. Changes to the Appearance of Your Face

Losing teeth not only affect your smile but can also affect the appearance of your face. When you have all of your teeth, your face will appear fuller. For this reason, one of the goals of dentures is to improve the appearance of your face. However, if your dentures are broken, you may experience wrinkles or a sagging jawline. If this is the case, your dentures might need to be repaired.

5. Pain and Sores

If you begin to notice that you are in pain and your mouth is developing sores, you will need to have your dentures looked at. When your dentures are in good condition, they will fit comfortably in your mouth and will give you a beautiful smile.

There are some DIY options available such as using adhesives to attempt to repair your dentures. However, this can often backfire. After you have broken your dentures, you will want to contact the denturist who created your dentures. If you try to make repairs yourself, you might make the damage worse and it might then become more expensive to have your dentures repaired.

For more information, contact a denture treatment specialist in your area.