Each set of dentures is created differently, but they are all vital to your dental health. They not only restore your ability to chew and speak, but your confidence as well. Just like your teeth, dentures are subject to wear and tear through everyday use. They sustain damage and need repairs and replacements. Fountain of Youth Dental provides a fast, professional denture repair, and realignment service.
We use high-quality adhesives, base materials, and teeth to repair your damaged dentures and restore them to their proper strength. The length of time each repair will take is determined by the extent of the damage. We will always endeavor to get your dentures professionally repaired and back to you in the shortest time possible.
Brushing, chewing, removing, and fitting dentures all gradually wear them down. They can be severely damaged by dropping or biting hard-to-chew foods. They are vulnerable to cracking, and the base can also be broken. Take advantage of Fountain of Youth Dental's repair program and get your dentures fixed in no time.
Badly fitting dentures are uncomfortable to wear. They can make chewing difficult, too. The tissues in your mouth and around your gums change over time. Even a well fitting set will become uncomfortable to wear. If you have a tooth extracted before your dentures are fitted, the surrounding area will naturally shrink over time, changing the fit.
Your dentures may no longer fit if:
- They are slipping when you speak or chew
- You develop sores on the gums underneath your dentures
- You feel pain in targeted areas of your bite
- You develop infections underneath your dentures
If your dentures don't fit, they can lead to further erosion and damage to the surrounding palate, gum, and soft tissues. That's why it's vital to get your dentures fitted regularly. We are pleased to offer a full denture assessment and realignment service. If your dentures are damaged or becoming uncomfortable, get in touch today to find out how we can help.
Should I repair or replace?
How Old Are They?
If you have had your dentures for 10 years or longer, then it's probably time to replace them. If you have only had them for a couple of years, then opt for a repair.
How Bad Is the Damage?
If only a single tooth has broken off or there is a slight chip, then a repair will likely suffice. However, if your dentures are broken, a repair probably isn't possible. You'll need a replacement set.
What Caused the Damage?
If the damage to your dentures is from a minor accident then a repair will probably work. Dentures that have suffered major accidents and Ill-fitting dentures should be replaced.
How Much Will It Cost?
A new set of high quality, properly fitting dentures will last longer than a repaired set. If new dentures are not within your budget, check to see if a repair will suffice.
How does repair and realignment work?
The Repair Process
Dental repairs are done by your dentist and require precision tools and advanced knowledge of dental care. Please do not try to perform dental repairs on your own.
Depending on the extent of the damage, repairs can take as little as 30 minutes. If your dentist finds serious damage, however, be prepared for extended repair times. You can often get your dentures back same-day!
The Realignment Process
When your dentures need realignment, your dentist will start by filing away some of the denture base. A dental putty will be used to take an accurate impression of your mouth, and this mold can then be used to create a new base for your dentures. The new base will fit seamlessly into your dentures and create a much more comfortable fit for you.
Damage to your gums and jaws can happen quickly if you don't take care of your dentures. If you notice anything wrong, contact Fountain of Youth Dental. Your San Antonio dental team will find out how you can get dentures the way you want them.