Overview: If you use dentures then you'll know just how important they are for your day to day activities. In this blog we'll find out more about what dentures are, what they get up to, and how to take care of them.

Dentures are commonly made from either acrylic or metal material and thanks to their constant exposure to damp and wet environments, dentures take quite the beating. Add to the equation natural wear and tear from talking and eating, and it's easy to see that dentures truly are working overtime on a daily basis.

How Do Dentures Become Loose?

The jaw and mouth are an engineering marvel and with so many moving parts and angles, after a few years the mouth itself begins to change. Even though the changes can be subtle, they can still cause a slight shift that can result in the dentures becoming loose, and this will ultimately lead them to fall out and break. Weight loss and illness are additional factors that can lead to dentures becoming loose or out of place.

When Are My Dentures At Most Risk of Being Damaged?

Dentures are most vulnerable and susceptible to damage when they are not firmly in place at home in the mouth. Sometimes dentures like to live in on the edge, literally, on the edge of a night table in a glass of water.

Other times, they try making a run for it by acrobatically jumping out of a pair of hands but inevitably hitting the bottom of the sink and ending up breaking.

How Can I Keep My Dentures Safe?

We have established it’s a dangerous world for dentures but what can one do to keep them safe and smiling? The answer is Care, Care, and more Care. Just because you wear dentures it does not mean the level of attention you give your oral hygiene can be decreased. Dentures (partial, full or implants) still need the daily cleaning real teeth require, as the usual suspects Plaque & Bacteria have no prejudices and can build up on dentures. This means the same rules apply; you must brush your dentures (gently) regularly and handle them with care when cleaning. Doing so will keep them pearly white and stain free. Other good practices to maintain include keeping them out of harms way and having a towel for a safety net when washed over a sink. Always keep them moist so they don’t dry up and have them placed away from the edge of a table while they are soaking for the night.

Bottom Line: In the end we are only human and accidents happen. If your dentures think they can fly and end up taking a tumble to the ground and break or fracture, there is a Denture Superman just a phone call away who can help. Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary has the ability to repair and fix your dentures so that you can get on with your regular schedule. While a lot of broken dentures can be repaired in the same day, it is still important to make sure that the denture repair solution you get will last. Additionally, as you live your daily life your mouth changes and your dentures will need to be refitted to better suit your gums. In the end time will always triumph and that means your dentures (real teeth as well) will break down and need to be relined/rebased, replaced (after 5-7 years) and have regular tune ups.

For more information on dentures and denture repair in Calgary, contact Future Smiles denture clinic in Mission on 403.475.0016.

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Posted by Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.