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Broken Dentures: Common Reasons for Denture Repair and How to Avoid Them

According to reports, 32% of Canadians don't have dental insurance. Dentures are one of the most cost-effective options to replace missing teeth. However, dentures can be easier to break than dental implants. Are you dealing with a pair of broken dentures? If you don't want to pay for denture repair more than once, keep reading. We'll walk you through the most common reasons for broken dentures and how to avoid them.


Drops and Blunt Impacts


Up until the 1980s, dentures were made almost entirely out of porcelain. Thankfully, dentures have come a long way since then. Now, most dentures are made of durable acrylic plastic that can withstand gentle drops. However, dropping dentures onto a tiled floor or into a basin can still damage them. Your dentures might not break completely in half if you drop them, but there's a good chance they will develop a base crack or a denture fracture. If you drop your dentures and they develop a crack, it's best to seek out denture repair as soon as possible. Cracks can worsen over time and eventually cause your dentures to split in half. We offer denture repair and can easily fix small and moderate cracks, as well as more serious damage.


Hard Foods


Hard foods are another common culprit of denture damage. Chewing things like hard candy, popcorn kernels, and ice can chip or fracture your dentures. This can be a cosmetic concern and impact your chewing. Another thing that can cause a broken tooth in dentures is using them for things other than eating food, like opening packets with your teeth.


A Poor Fit


Gums can naturally shrink with age. Tooth removal can speed up this process. Over time, your dentures might become loose. This will cause them to move around in your mouth, increasing the chance of them accidentally falling out and landing on a hard surface. Badly fitting, loose dentures can also create an uneven bite. This can lead to denture fractures in the teeth and cracks in the base. If you've noticed that your dentures aren't fitting snugly, it's very important to schedule a reline or rebase.


Wear and Tear Can Also Cause Broken Dentures


The daily wear and tear from chewing and using your dentures can cause them to weaken and eventually develop cracks. Very hot and cold foods can also weaken their structure over time and exacerbate cracks. Acidic foods can be eaten at the acrylic, similar to the way they can impact tooth enamel.


Are You In Need of Denture Repair In Victoria?


Dentures are a durable, cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. However, dropping them, eating hard foods, and general wear and tear can cause a denture fracture or even cause them to break in two. Are you stuck with a set of broken dentures? Postings Denture Clinics offers denture repair in Victoria, Sidney, Langford, and surrounding areas. Reach out to Postings Denture Clinics to schedule a repair for your broken dentures.


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