Dentures and Partial Denture Repair

When a patient is missing all of his teeth, full dentures are commonly used. When a patient only has a few missing teeth, partial dentures are used. The remaining teeth must be healthy enough to support partial dentures when they are placed. Prior to fitting, preliminary dental work can be needed to prepare and reinforce the remaining teeth. Dentures must be repaired if they break or become damaged. Chips and cracks can usually be repaired within a few days by several partial denture repair services. We’ll go through the method of producing dentures briefly in this post. We’ll also go over how to adapt to them and what to do if they’re damaged. Checkout Can Dentures Be Put in Permanently?

Constructing Dentures

Partials are typically produced over the course of four or five visits. A dentist will first inspect the teeth, jaws, and skin with x-rays. After that, he’ll make impressions from which the dentures will be made. Reshaping the teeth also necessitates a second appointment (the reshaping is often minor). Your dentist will check the shape and fit of your new dentures at your next appointment (adjustments will likely be necessary). The freshly adjusted dentures are installed and worn at the fourth appointment. Your dentist can ask you to return in a few days to report any discomfort.

What Happens If They Fail?

Dentures are susceptible to fracturing, and most of the time it is by mistake. Chips or fractures are easily caused by dropping them on the floor or knocking them off a shelf. If the damage to your dentures is minor, your dentist will be able to fix them. If the frame has a big fracture, a tooth has fallen out, or multiple teeth have broken, you may need to submit them to a dental laboratory for repair. Even partial denture repair sometimes necessitates the use of specialised equipment not available at your dentist’s office.

Getting to Know Your New Dentures

Your dentures will feel strange in your mouth at first. They can seem bulky or oddly positioned at first, and it may take some time for your tongue to adapt. To restore your usual speech habits, you’ll probably need to practise speaking for a few weeks. In addition, your mouth will most likely contain more saliva at first. Your brain will eventually accept the dentures as a permanent part of your mouth, and you will produce less saliva as a result. Finally, feeding would most likely be painful for the first week. To relieve soreness, begin with soft foods.