Overtime even dentures may require some repairs. The materials dentures are constructed from can degrade overtime after prolonged use. Erosion and fatigue can also cause dental fractures to occur, especially after a few years of use. The longer a denture is in use, the more likely it will require repairs. Consistent eating and movement of the jawline can cause degradation over time. In some cases, fractures and breakages may occur on a patient's denture. When fractures or damages occur, it is best to notify your dentist and seek out immediate assistance. Neglecting to do so, could make denture repairs worse if not dealt soon enough.
One of the most common reasons a denture may fracture is because the denture didn't fit in the first place. While eating, you're continually and variably applying force to your dentures. Over time these forces may cause microfractures in the material that later develop into more extensive fractures. The reason they break over time is that the applied force can put to much pressure on a specific spot if they do not fit properly. Outside of eating, physical force can cause your dentures to break as well. Dropping or significant force to the dentures can cause the break if enough power is applied.
Mouth ulcers, irritation, tissue overgrowth, or oral infections may all be factors that may lead to dentures having to be realigned. All the factors listed ultimately affect the underlying bone of your mandible arch. Dentures are meant to prevent significant changes to your bone or oral tissue. When false teeth do not fit correctly, food may become trapped underneath them and cause plaque or infection underneath to develop. When dentures do not fit correctly, denture realignment is required to get them back on track. When this occurs, a non-invasive procedure is done to realign them and often is as easy as installing dentures themselves.
Denture rebasing is the process of repairing the material of the denture base when the teeth of the dentures themselves may not need repairs. Dentists recommend never trying to repair the damages yourself. DIY repairs such as gluing the pieces back together have been known to cause significant irritation to host. Wear and tear of the teeth and clasps can cause cracking that will eventually lead to the base breaking entirely. When the base of your dentures has started to crack, it is recommended that you talk to your dentist right away about repair's before the damages grow.
Although it might be tempting to fix cracked dentures yourself, this is never a good idea. Moreover, repairs should always only be done by professionals. Attempting to fix broken dentures yourself with store-bought adhesives can be dangerous to your health if they are used to repair damages. Furthermore, trying to fix dentures yourself could also lead to you accidentally causing more damage. Cracks can appear at the base of your dentures, or around the teeth of the dentures themselves. When cracks start to appear, it's always a good idea to speak to your dentist about repairs as soon as possible.