FOUR TYPES OF DENTURE EMERGENCIES
Dentures are considered to be one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth and restore a beautiful smile. While it’s important to take good care of your dentures, accidents can happen meaning you need to seek emergency denture repairs Gold Coast for your dentures.
Read on to find out what a denture emergency is and how the team at Impressions Dental Studio can help you.
What are dentures?
Crafted from acrylic, nylon, or metal, dentures are a fantastic way to restore both the functionality and aesthetics of missing teeth.
Here at Impressions Dental Studio, we offer a wide range of dentures that we custom-make for each and every patient in our dental laboratory, ensuring a comfortable and beautiful smile. The types of dentures we offer are:
With so many options available, it’s important to investigate which option is best for you and that’s why we provide in-depth consultations to help our patients find the most suitable personalised denture option.
Now that we’ve briefly discussed what dentures are, let’s look at four types of denture emergencies that might require a trip to the denture clinic.
1. Dentures Broken in Half
Perhaps you’ve accidentally dropped your dentures onto a hard surface and they’ve shattered, or you might have broken them from gradual wear and tear over time or chewing on something particularly hard. Sudden temperature changes from hot to cold can also cause the denture to crack.
Whatever the reason, simply gather up the broken pieces and store them in a suitable container before booking an emergency denture appointment with your dentist.
It is quite likely that the team at Impressions will be able to mend your broken denture.We will also take a look to ensure that the fit of your dentures is just right, so as not to cause any unnecessary pressure on your dentures which may have led them to crack.
2. You Inhale or Swallow a Partial Denture
The majority of dentures are too big to be swallowed or inhaled, however, if you have smaller prosthetics, there is a chance that one could come loose and you could accidentally inhale or swallow it. As long as there are no pieces lodged in your throat, you do not need to visit an emergency room.
You should, however, book an emergency dental appointment with your denture clinic to discuss if there might be any complications with the piece passing through your system. An experienced dental technician will also be able to advise on the best repair procedure to restore the missing piece.
3. Infection Around the Implants
If you have fixed dentures that involve implants to secure them to your jaw, you may experience an infection in your gums surrounding the implants. Pay attention when you chew and notice if you experience any pain or discomfort as this could be a sign of infection.
Infections in the jaw area can be very serious if left untreated – make sure you contact us right away if you are at all concerned about the possibility of having an infection.
4. A Tooth Falls off the Denture or is Chipped
As with natural teeth, you might experience a chipped or cracked tooth, or even a tooth being knocked out of your dentures if you bite into something hard or suffer trauma to the mouth.
In this case, make sure you find the missing piece first if possible as this will reduce the cost of repair. Once you have found the missing pieces, contact us for emergency denture repairs in Gold Coast even out of regular hours.
Emergency Denture Repairs Gold Coast
Whether you have a denture emergency and need to see one of our dental prosthetists as soon as possible, or you simply need to have your dentures serviced or relined, we can help you to care for your dentures in the long term.
To talk to us about dentures, call us today on 1300 852 030 or contact us to book your appointment.