Approaches to Denture Repair
Relining or revitalizing the denture is part of the denture repair. Because the gums and bone under a denture or partial can change with time, they continue to shrink until the fit of the denture needs to be reset (often you don’t realize it until it’s too late). Provided you catch it early enough, your dentist can add back material to improve the fit. This is called relining or basing the denture or partial, and it can be done right in the dentist’s office assuming large change isn’t required. If it does call for more work, your denture will be sent to a dental laboratory. Regardless of what it needs, it is important that the procedure is evaluated by your Untied Dental Arts Dentist at 703 361 2345 if it requires relining.
Dentures and partials are mainly made of a material called acrylic resin. The beauty of this material is that it is durable, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and, best of all, repairable. More acrylic can be easily added to the denture for reinforcing. It’ll also bond to the fractured or broken area of the denture.
Dr. Teena on Dentures
When handling your dentures, don’t assume you’ll always have a firm grip; dentures can slip out of your hands quite easily. Avoid dropping the denture in the sink, or have a towel underneath it when cleaning it. Check it periodically for wear and fatigue to ensure its fit doesn’t worsen without you realizing it.
When in doubt, schedule an appointment with Untied Dental Arts Dentist at 703 361 2345. If denture repair is necessary, he or she can provide this service in a short period of time. Just be sure to rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash each time your dentures are out, and the repaired item will have a fresh mouth to fit back into.