6 Important Times to Call Your Denturist

Denturist Portland OR

Do you have cracked, broken or stained dentures? If you do, Classic Denture Center is here to help you with all of your denture repair needs.

It is important to seek help as soon as you notice damage to your dentures to avoid further damage.

If you are wondering about what types of repairs your local Denturist in Portland OR can perform, we have listed a few below: 

  1. Cracked or broken teeth: One of the most common types of damage we see is breakage. In many instances, this happens when our patients drop their dentures into the sink or onto the floor when taking them out or putting them back in place. Breakage can also occur when biting into something hard. In most cases, if you come into our office right away, your cracked or broken false teeth can be repaired. That said, if you attempt to use a DIY repair kit, you could make the problem worse. Try to remember that non-professional denture repairs may lead to further complications in adjustment and durability at some point or another. It is also important to know that poor quality repairs are in many cases more difficult to undo than repairing it professionally the first time.
  2. Worn teeth: Wearing your dentures day after day can lead to wear and tear. If they are exposed to strong temperature differentials or teeth grinding habits, they could wear earlier and require repair. So if you notice signs of wear pop up early on, your denturist can repair or replace individual teeth.
  3. Lost teeth: If you have experienced tooth loss, your denturist can replace them easily without making you compromise fit, comfort, or aesthetic.
  4. Adding teeth: In some cases, our patients may experience the loss of additional natural teeth. When this happens, your dentures can in many cases be adapted to the new space. We can add extra teeth to replace the newly extracted or broken natural teeth and you can go back to your daily life.
  5. Adjustments: At some point or another, you will likely need an adjustment for your dentures. This can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe you are experiencing normal wear of the denture or a change in the gums underneath. If this is the case, a denture can be relined to renew the contact area with the gum. On the other hand, your denturist may suggest having your dentures rebased, which means refabricating the pink acrylic of the denture that holds the teeth in place.
  6. Stain removal: If you are noticing a great deal of staining on your dentures, your Denturist in Portland OR is professionally equipped to remove all kinds of stains from your dentures safely and without leaving behind damage to the finish.

Have you been putting off an important denture repair? If so, it’s time to take the next step and contact us! We want to make sure that you love your smile every single day, from how it looks to how it feels!

4 Vital Tips To Avoid Unnecessary Denture Repair

Denture Repair in Portland OR

At Classic Denture Center, we provide our clients with high-quality dentures that are built to last. Your dentures are designed to serve you comfortably and look great for many years with proper care. To take care of your dentures and keep them looking great, you just need to maintain a simple daily routine over time.

To help you keep them looking great and avoid unnecessary denture repair in Portland OR, we recommend you remember the following:

  • Be careful when handling them: Your dentures are meant to hold up to the elements, but they can easily break if you drop them in the sink. To prevent breaking them, keep a firm grip when cleaning.
  • Clean them regularly: A simple rinse of your dentures thoroughly in warm water after each meal and brushing them at least twice a day will help you keep them clean and free of plaque. That said, using regular toothbrush and toothpaste can leave microscopic scratches on your dentures, causing plaque to build up. Warm water and a gentle brush should be enough to keep them looking great.
  • Keep them moist: Removing your dentures when you go to bed and letting them soak in water overnight will give both your mouth and your dentures a break. If you are planning to use a cleaning solution that could possibly tarnish the metal on your dentures, consult with your denturist first. It is also important to remember to never use bleach, vinegar or harsh soap because these materials could irreversibly damage your dentures. And don’t let your dentures dry out because they could lose their shape.
  • Don’t wrap them in a paper towel: We know many of our clients with dentures do this one quite often.  We caution against this practice when possible because so many dentures are accidentally lost or thrown away when doing this. A great alternative to a paper towel or napkin is a carrying case that you can keep in your purse or in a safe place while you are not wearing them.
  • Visit your Denturist regularly: As always, we recommend that you visit your Denturist regularly to catch any issues that could be popping up. It is a good idea to stay on top of these problems so that you can address them early, before they become a potentially more serious issue that requires a denture repair in Portland OR. It is also important to let your Denturist know if you are experiencing any discomfort or changes in how your dentures work for you.

If you have any questions at all about how to care for your dentures or suspect that you might need a denture repair, come see us Classic Denture Center today!