Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and their surrounding structures.
Dentures help seniors and those who have had unfortunate accidents regain their lost smiles.
There are two types of dentures– complete and partial dentures. When all of your teeth are lost, complete dentures can be used. When some natural teeth remain, partial dentures are used.
At Captivate Dental, we don’t just maintain the health of your natural teeth, but also the effectivity and durability of your restorations.
If your dentures are damaged, we are here to help you. We offer same-day emergency treatments so you can have your smile back in no time!
Common Causes of Denture Breakage
Although sturdy, dentures are not permanent restorations. They work for a period of time, and one that is sometimes shortened for the following reasons:
Eating or biting on foods/objects that are too hard or sharp contributes to breaking your dentures.
Another factor that can damage your dentures is the consumption of very hot or cold foods and drinks. Be careful and never forget that dentures are just teeth replacements and are not as durable as our natural teeth.
It is advised that dentures be removed every night to let the gum tissues rest. One common cause of accidents with dentures is dropping them while cleaning them.
Every time you remove your dentures, there is a chance that they might slip out of your hand and fall on hard surfaces.
Poor dental work
Cases of loosely fitted dentures occur. This is often due to a patient looking for a cheaper priced dental job. This results in discomfort and damage.
It’s like wearing shoes that aren’t your size. It is not recommended to go to unlicensed people who make dentures for a low price. This might cause higher expenses when complications occur.
What to do when dentures break?
In the case of denture breakage, visit your Moorabbin dentist immediately.
Do not try to repair them on your own with denture repair kits available in the market. They are often ineffective and may cause worse damage in the future. Leave the repairing part to us.
We know exactly what to do!
- Depending on the severity, a mould of your mouth may be sent out to a dental technician to make a new denture.
- If the denture is not severely broken, your dentist can repair it immediately.
- If the damage is minor, still, see your dentist immediately for a consultation.
Emergency Dental Care in Moorabbin
At Captivate Dental, we want to make sure you get the appropriate and immediate care you need.
Whether it’s a simple toothache or a more serious problem, you need to see your Moorabbin dentist as soon as possible.
For patients with busy schedules, we offer Saturday hours as well as late visits on Wednesday (by appointment only).
Same Day Dental Emergency Available
We are located at 46 Station Street in Moorabbin.
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- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- We offer FREE Orthodontic and Implant Consultations
- We're a preferred provider for Bupa and Medibank Private
(Appointment by prior booking on Wednesdays)