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Replacing Broken Dentures and Tips for Keeping Them Safe

Removable dentures can sometimes get lost, damaged, or even chewed on by a beloved pet. Imagine losing access to a part of your body because it got misplaced or broken. If you lose or break your dentures a prosthodontist such as the one in our dental practice would be the specialist to create a comfortable fitting replacement of dentures. Better yet, it’s situations such as these that act as a wake-up call to motivate some people to get implant supported dentures like the all-on-4 dentures offered by our dental practice near Burlington. With dentures always secured in the mouth with dental implants they can never get lost or chewed on by curious dog.

Keeping Your Dentures Safe

One you do get a new set of removable dentures here are some methods you can use to keep them safe:

  • Establish a Routine: Develop a habit of removing and storing dentures in a designated case when not in use. This helps preventing them form getting lost or breaking.
  • Pet Safety Measures: Keep dentures out of reach of pets, as they may mistake them for chew toys.
  • Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular visits to your dentist for professional cleaning and examination of your dentures to detect any signs of wear or damage early on.

Exploring Implant-Supported Dentures:

Some patients prefer to have their replacement denture be an implant supported one. Implant-supported dentures offer a more stable and permanent solution compared to traditional removable dentures, ensuring they never get lost or chewed on by pets. Here are some benefits of all-on-4 style implant supported dentures:

  • Enhanced Stability: Implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, providing superior stability and reducing the risk of slippage or discomfort while eating or speaking.
  • Natural Look: Since implant-supported dentures are made of porcelain and have a slimmer profile than traditional dentures they appear more natural.
  • Improved Functionality: With increased stability, individuals with implant-supported dentures can enjoy a wider range of foods without restrictions, promoting better nutrition and overall health.
  • Greater comfort: Since the dentures no longer need to rest on the gums for support, they require a much slimmer profile. This makes implant supported dentures far more comfortable than even the most most comfortable traditional denture.
  • Longevity: Implant-supported dentures are designed to last longer than traditional dentures, potentially lasting a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
  • Preserved Jawbone Health: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure and integrity over time, which is crucial for oral health and aesthetics.

Benefits of Consulting With a Prosthodontist For Your Denture:

Prosthodontists, like the one at Colchester Dental Group are dental specialists with additional years of schooling trained in the restoration and replacement of teeth. If there ever was a denture specialist, a prosthodontist is one. Prosthodontists have extensive training and experience in the fabrication, fitting, and maintenance of dentures, ensuring optimal outcomes for patients. A prosthodontist tailors the treatment plans to each patient’s unique needs and anatomy, ensuring that dentures fit comfortably and function effectively. They also take a wholistic and comprehensive approach to dental care ensuring the treatment will enhance quality of life overall.

If you live near Burlington and are looking for a dentist to replace a denture that got lost, broke, or was chewed on, we’d be glad to welcome you!

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