Longview Denture Repair
After suffering advanced tooth loss, the last thing patients should worry about is wearing an ill fitting denture or living without a smile while your denture is being repaired at a dental lab that may be across town or across the country. Plus, in recent years, many dental labs are closing, leaving dentists with fewer options and longer wait times for their dental restorations. At Longview Dental Center, we bring the lab to our patients. Our in-office dental lab means we can provide many of the services that typically take weeks in just a day. That includes denture repair. In most situations, you can bring your denture in to us in the morning and have the smile back on your face within 24 hours. If you would like to learn more about our in-office denture repair or state-of-the-art dental lab, give our team a call to schedule an appointment in our Longview dentistry practice. Skilled restorative dentist, George R. Stoddard, DDS, and his team offer patients flawless, customized treatment plans to repair smiles to full form and function right in our Longview dental office.
Why Would I Need Repair?
During six month dental appointments, we will carefully examine your denture to ensure it fits properly and is fully functional. However, we recommend you contact us for denture reline, repair, or replacement if you notice any of the following concerns:
- Denture begins to slip or shift, especially if the prosthetic is shifting when not being used extensively like while smiling
- Denture becomes painful, irritating soft tissue or putting too much pressure on surrounding teeth
- You notice a change in the shape of your partial or full dentures
- You see broken pieces of the denture or damage to the prosthetic teeth
Why Should I Visit Longview Dental Center?
At Longview Dental Center, we have skilled lab technicians and a state-of-the art dental lab right here on site. In most cases, we can repair a damaged denture in 24 hours or less, so you spend less time without your beautiful smile. Plus, we’re the local experts when it comes to designing, crafting, and maintaining partial and full dentures as well as other dental restorations.
Benefits of a Well-Maintained Denture
It’s important to care for your denture, visit us regularly for checkups, and let us know immediately if you notice any signs of wear or damage. When your denture is well-maintained, you’ll experience numerous benefits, including:
- Better fit with reduced risk for soft tissue damage
- Better function, allowing you to speak clearly, chew thoroughly, and smile with confidence
- Dentures that are well cared for last longer so they need to be replaced less frequently
- Proper function means minimal pressure on any remaining healthy teeth and your gum and bone structure, ensuring improved oral health
Caring for Your Denture
To ensure the longevity of your partial or full denture, it’s important to properly care for your replacement teeth. Some of the basics you should keep in mind include:
- Brush your denture gently at least once each day to remove any stuck on foods or plaque.
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush or a brush specifically made to clean dentures to avoid unintentional damage to your tooth replacement prosthetic
- Always use cool water to clean your denture to avoid warping the base material
- Store your denture in cool water or cleaning solution over night to avoid drying out
- Use a soft toothbrush and/or antimicrobial rinse to remove plaque from the surfaces of gums
- If you have remaining healthy teeth, you should continue to brush and floss daily