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Broken Dentures


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Broken Denture Management Warrnambool

Dentures endure a lot of abuse: chewing, grinding, dropping. Whether because of an accident, regular wear and tear or because of a poor dental job, dentures eventually break or wear out.

When your dentures reach their breaking point, do not worry! Request an appointment at Warrnambool Dental for a worry- and hassle-free consultation.

Common Causes of Broken Dentures

There are several things that can lead to broken dentures, such as:

Z Natural Wear and Tear

Although constructed from strong materials, all dental restorations have a breaking point, and dentures are not an exception. Despite their durability, years of chewing, biting, grinding, and other teeth functions can cause them to wear out.

Z Accidental Breakage

Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. Even the most cautious person may have an accident. Damage from dentures accidentally falling while cleaning is one example.

Z Abuse

Dentures have their limitations. To maximise their functions, you have to follow precautionary measures. For example, using your dentures outside their normal functions or abusing their limits can cause them to break.

Z Ill-fitting Dentures

Ill-fitting dentures can be caused by progressive bone loss or poor dental work. If you feel discomfort while wearing your dentures, visit your Warrnambool dentist immediately.

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Broken Dentures: What to do?

Emergencies are unpredictable. However, alertness and caution can help lessen their effects.

When cleaning your dentures, check for cracks and breakage. If there are cracks on your dentures, do not attempt to fix them by yourself.

Call your Warrnambool dentist immediately to have your dentures checked as soon as possible.

What Your Warrnambool Dentist Can Do?

Although dentures are a serviceable missing-tooth replacement option, the permanence and natural look of dental implants make them a great choice.

Warrnambool Dental offers high-quality and durable dental implants as replacements for missing teeth.

If properly cared for, dental implants can last years, and sometimes even for life! This means costs can be lower in the long term since dentures, in comparison, will need replacements frequently.

Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

Dental implants cost more upfront than dentures, and therefore many people choose dentures without further investigating dental implants as an option.

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When you consider the additional costs of dentures, including cleaning solutions, adhesives, repairs, and denture replacement, implants are a better financial solution and well worth the extra upfront cost.

With so many things at stake, like your overall health and self-esteem, we suggest you consult your Warrnambool dentist before reaching a decision.

At the end of the day, your dentist is your best resource to help you decide what option works best for you and your mouth.

Remember that you may decide to start with dentures and eventually progress to dental implants, but dental implants are a more permanent option.

Broken Denture Management in Warrnambool

If your denture breaks, see your Warrnambool dentist immediately to have them checked.

We will advise you on all your options at your emergency appointment.

If you have broken dentures, call us on (03) 5562 4433 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 454A Raglan Parade, Warrnambool.

Dental FAQ’s

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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Can I still wear broken dentures?

NEVER wear broken dentures as they can cause irritation or damage to the oral tissues, and small parts can be swallowed.

When should I visit the dentist if my dentures break?

As soon as possible. Do not wear broken dentures. This can cause cuts and punctures in your mouth.

What do I do to prepare for dental emergencies?
  • Prepare an emergency dental-care kit, including your Warrnambool dentist’s phone numbers (home and office)
  • Handkerchief
  • Gauze
  • Small container with a cover
  • Ibuprofen (Not Aspirin. Aspirin may cause excessive bleeding in a dental emergency)
Can I repair my broken dentures?

NO. Repairing your dentures may cause more problems in the future. Proper denture repair requires your dentist’s knowledge and skill, as well as specialised equipment.

If you repair your denture at home, we may not be able to repair the denture in the office.