By Office of R. Ian Murray, DMD
May 15, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Dentures  

Dentures Find out how to handle a denture repair the right way.

Having issues with your dentures? Trying to figure out if it’s an easy fix that you can just do from home? Find out if denture repairs can be done by you or if you should leave it up to experts like your Stuart, FL dentist Dr. R. Ian Murray.

Should I Repair Dentures Myself?

If you’ve just received your dentures then you may require several adjustments from your Stuart, FL dentist Dr. Murray before it fits just right. However, it’s important to remember that you should never try to adjust or repair your dentures yourself. You may be thinking to yourself, “why can’t I just use a do-it-yourself repair kit?”

Sure, these kits are out there and they may seem like a great way to repair your dentures so you don’t have to make an unnecessary trip to the dentist; however, these kits can cause severe or permanent damage to your dentures. Furthermore, the commercial glues available for repairs may also have harmful chemicals. So you best bet is to just come in to see use right away if you have any issues with your dentures.

When Should I See My Dentist?

Dentures that aren’t properly fitted may cause soreness and irritation. If this happens, then you need to schedule another appointment with us so we can adjust your dentures just right. Pain and discomfort should never be associated with your new smile.

Furthermore, it’s also time to see your Stuart, FL dentist if you experience any breaks, chips or cracks. If a part of the dentures comes loose this will also warrant an emergency visit. Many times, we will be able to repair your dentures in the same day; however, if the damage is severe, we may need to send your dentures to a lab for repair.

Do My Dentures Need to be Replaced?

Nothing lasts forever, and this includes your dentures. While dentures can last for up to 7 years with the proper care, at some point they will need to be replaced. If the base needs to be replaced, we will still use the same teeth but apply it to a new denture base. If your dentures are reaching the 7-year mark and you are noticing that they don’t fit like they used to, then it’s time to see your Stuart, FL dentist.

If you are dealing with any denture-related issues it’s best to see your Stuart, FL dentist right away to get the proper repairs you need to maintain a healthy smile. Contact Dr. R. Ian Murray today if you have any issues or questions about your dentures.

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