Proper denture maintenance and repair is a very important part of denture care. By keeping your dentures in good repair you will not only extend their life significantly but you also keep your mouth healthy. Dentures that are not properly adjusted, or that are damaged, can damage your gums, making them susceptible to bacteria and sores.

All dentures require maintenance, and you will likely need to have your dentures repaired at least once. Though there are a myriad of Do It Yourself tutorials and kits available, it is not advisable to try and repair or adjust your dentures yourself.

Dentures are unique to every individual, and in order to properly repair or adjust them you need to have a comprehensive understanding of how dentures are made, and how to they interact with the patient’s mouth.

If you try and repair your dentures yourself you could risk either damaging them more or repairing them improperly. Improperly repaired dentures can harbor bacteria, leading to increased infection. For ill fitting dentures you may also make the problem worth, causing significant damage to your mouth.

While some things are all right to do yourself, when it comes to your denture needs you should always trust a professional.

If you have any questions or concerns about your dentures you should book an appointment with your denturist. Improperly fitted or damaged dentures can severely impact your quality of life, from causing pain to severely limiting the types of food you can eat. Proper nutrition is one of the cornerstones of having a healthy mouth, and it can be difficult to get all of the nutrients you need if you are having trouble with your dentures.

If you have any concerns about your dentures, or just want to check that they are in good shape, call Future Smiles today to book your appointment with Vadim Dumbrava. Call 403.475.0016 and visit calgarydentureclinic.net.

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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.