Dentures are subjected to a lot of wear and tear. Denture teeth are not as strong as real teeth, which are formed of hard enamel, and are more prone to breaking or chipping. A tooth can shatter for a variety of reasons, including eating hard foods or dropping your dentures in the sink or on the floor. When this happens, you should take steps to ensure that your dentures are fixed as quickly as possible. A chipped or fractured tooth is a significant concern for denture wearers, and it must be repaired as soon as possible. When denture teeth break, it might affect the wearer’s ability to chew and speak for a long time. The dentures’ bite will also be affected, which may cause discomfort.
Wearers may be able to use an over-the-counter repair kit to temporarily restore a damaged denture tooth in some situations. Broken dentures must still be presented to a dentist or prosthodontist for thorough repair, as repair kits only provide a temporary remedy. Dentures that have been repaired with an over-the-counter kit may make it more difficult for dentists or prosthodontists to correct any damage. Dentists or prosthodontists must remove any temporary adhesive used by the wearer before fixing a tooth that has been temporarily treated with a repair kit. Wearers should also keep in mind that attempting to fix fractured dentures on their own may necessitate a full denture replacement. Over the counter repair kits are only a good choice if a cracked or fractured tooth can be placed back into its original position. A dentist or prosthodontist may not be able to properly repair a fractured tooth if wearers make a mistake while using a repair kit. As a result, denture wearers will either have to pay for a new set of dentures or suffer with the damaged dentures’ bite being off. Chipped or cracked denture teeth may usually be fixed without difficulty. After collecting the necessary measurements and matching the color to the rest of the denture teeth, a dentist or prosthodontist will typically remove the damaged tooth and replace it with a new tooth. The new tooth is then connected to the denture. However, if the damage is severe, users may need to replace their dentures totally. During a consultation with a dentist or prosthodontist, this decision is usually taken.
The first step in fixing a broken denture tooth is to remain calm. There are a few options for repairing your dentures in the short term. A more permanent treatment may be available from your dentist. Contact a dentist right away if you’ve recently injured a denture tooth.