Houston denture repair is not an uncommon need. Dentures can be and often are accidentally broken. When a denture is broken, you may not be able to chew, and there can be gaps. Unlike other household items, an extra set of dentures are rare. The good news is that denture repair in Houston is readily available, sometimes with one-day service.

Causes of Broken Dentures

An accidental fall onto a hard surface is the most common cause of broken dentures, such as when dentures fall into a sink or onto a floor. Dentures that have become loose sometimes accidentally and quickly fall out when the mouth is opened, and they can be damaged falling onto a hard surface. Once dentures are cracked or broken, the wearer usually cannot properly use them without repair.

Temporary solutions to broke dentures are available, but professionals recommend avoiding do-it-yourself solutions, since the result could be further damage and the need for even more extensive denture repair Houston.

When all that is needed is to fix a denture tooth, the waiting time could be approximately an hour. For cracked dentures, it could take up to four hours to fix the problem. If there is no in-house laboratory, however, it could take more than a week to get your repaired dentures back.

Tips for Avoiding Damage to Dentures

With proper care, your dentures can last for up to a decade or more. One of the first rules of dental care is to handle them carefully. Dentures break easily, which is why it’s best to clean them over a roomy bowl of water or a folded towel, in case you accidentally drop them.  The following are more tips for handling your dentures carefully and preventing damage:

  • Do not use toothpicks on your dentures when you are wearing them because doing so could damage them.
  • When cleaning them, do not use harsh cleansers or hard brushes because, again, doing so could cause damage and the need for denture repair in Houston.
  • Doctors recommend that you remove your dentures before you go to bed. Soak them with whatever formula is prescribed, whether a special denture cleanser or a half-water, half-vinegar solution. Soaking provides the important benefit of helping to remove bacteria, tartar, plaque, and stains. Be careful about where you place your dentures at night so that they don’t fall from a nightstand and require denture repair Houston.


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