Those who wear dentures are likely to break them at some point. This problem is much more common than you may think. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that roughly 35 million Americans have no teeth, a condition called edentulous. Among these individuals, approximately 90% wear dentures. Another 178 million people in the U.S. are missing one or more teeth.
Dentures are essentially false teeth that are used in place of natural teeth that are missing. They are a less expensive alternative than dental implants, which are a more permanent option for installing false teeth. Dentures should be removed each day to be properly cleaned. Often, when dentures are removed, they become damaged.
The most commonly broken dentures are in the front of the upper row. Unfortunately, these are among the most visible teeth. Do-it-yourself denture repair is not intended to be a long-term solution. Attempts to fix your dentures at home should generally be avoided. It is possible that you may be in a position where getting to the dentist right away is not an option. In this situation, there are a couple of temporary options.
One problem with trying to fix your dentures yourself is that you may have an allergy to the materials used for the repair. Attempting to repair a badly damaged denture can potentially put you at risk for cuts, sores, or other problems.
Dental Provider for Custom Dentures in Mesa
A lost tooth should be promptly replaced by a dental professional in order to maintain your health and appearance. Our experts at East Valley Dental Professionals have been providing fixed and removable denture options for many years. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment at (480) 838-3033.