How to Know if Your Dentures Need Repairing

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It can be tough to know whether or not your dentures need repairing. For most people—especially those on a fixed-income—costly denture repairs are something they would understandably like to avoid. However, same day denture repair and emergency denture repair Calgary options are good to know when the time has come to get them fixed. So how do you know when that time has arrived? Read on below to find out.


Sudden Discomfort

If you suddenly find your dentures causing you discomfort after previously experiencing no discomfort then it may be time for you to consider Calgary denture repairs. One of the main reasons for sudden discomfort from dentures is a result of progressive bone loss. As the bone loss progresses your jaw shrinks, and the dentures become loose in your mouth. If this problem isn't addressed immediately it can lead to the replacement teeth in your dentures becoming broken. If you're experiencing any sudden discomfort because of your dentures you should call us immediately so we can determine what's causing the problem.

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Issues Chewing

While a normal adjustment period is expected after receiving your new dentures, any issues you have chewing should go away relatively soon. If you find these issues persisting then it may be time to book an appointment for Calgary denture repairs. As one of the main goals of dentures is to return your normal chewing ability and enjoyment, suffering from this problem for an extended period of time is antithetical to the whole procedure.

 

Facial Shape Changes

If you look in the mirror and see that something seems off with the shape of your face, it may be your dentures causing this change. Teeth play a primary role in the overall shape of our faces, especially when it comes to our jawlines and the fullness in our cheeks. Your dentures are designed to mimic the effect your natural teeth have on the shape of your face and do so extremely well. So if you're staring at a stranger all of a sudden, it may be time to get your dentures repaired or adjusted.

 

Irritated Gums or Oral Sores

Much like getting accustomed to chewing with your new dentures, there may be a short period of gum irritation as your mouth gets used to them. But if your gums are irritated long after you've begun wearing your dentures, that's a sign they may need to be repaired or adjusted. Ditto for oral sores. Your dentures should never cause either of the aforementioned issues and it's critically important to schedule an appointment with your denturist the moment you begin experiencing either. If you're wondering where to get denture repairs Calgary, look no further. Future Smiles Denture Clinic has you covered.

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Chipped or Cracked Teeth

While this one may seem obvious, you wouldn't believe the amount of patients we see who don't think a chipped or cracked tooth requires a repair. Sure, you may be able to handle the chipped or cracked tooth for a while, but eventually it will compromise the effectiveness and comfort of your dentures. And if the problem tooth (or teeth) are neglected for too long, they may even necessitate an entire replacement of your dentures.

 

Don't Use Superglue!

We know it can be tempting to simply grab that tube of Gorilla Glue and administer your own denture repair. Please don't do it. Even the over-the-counter kits you can purchase nowadays aren't suitable for repairing your dentures. If you're worried about the financial cost of repairing your dentures, Future Smiles Denture Clinic offers flexible financing options that make paying for your repairs simple and straightforward. Book a free consultation today and let us help you get your smile back.


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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.


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