Dentures are prosthetic devices that can succumb to wear, tear, and damage over time. If you notice changes to the function of your dentures, the denture specialists at Evergreen Denture Center provide on-site, customized denture repair. Led by Vadim Zalyashko, LD, the team provides high-quality, personalized denture care at their office in Vancouver, Washington. To schedule your visit, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.
Although dentures are made from durable materials, they aren’t indestructible. Over time, wear and tear can cause noticeable changes to the fit and function of your denture. Your denture specialist performs repairs to restore broken parts of your prosthetic and ensure the device functions and fits your gums properly. Issues like poor alignment and loose fit can lead to fractures and cracks in the prosthetic material. Dropping or mishandling your denture can also cause cracks and damage.
Changes to your gums and jaws can also impact the function of your denture. Denture adjustments are used to improve the fit of your prosthetic. Your denture specialist makes alterations to various parts of your prosthetic to help you achieve a comfortable, reliable fit. Your specialist may also perform denture relining to replace the worn-out lining of your device.
During your appointment, your denture specialist examines your gums and prosthetics. Because your gums and jaw bone naturally change over time, you might only require minor adjustments to restore the function of your denture. If your denture is cracked, fractured, or broken, Evergreen Denture Center is equipped with an on-site lab for the efficient repair of your device. With the right at-home denture care, you can extend the life of your device. Although some wear and tear are unavoidable, keeping up with the maintenance of your denture helps you maintain a healthy, functional smile.
Dentures are a reliable solution to your missing teeth and can be made to last for years to come. In order to get the best life out of your dentures, there are a few best practices you should follow, which include:
If your denture is damaged, it’s important to discontinue use until you’ve spoken with your dentist or denture specialist. The use of a damaged denture can lead to sores and irritation and increase your risk of infection. To speak with a specialist about repairing your dentures, book an appointment by phone, or you can request one online today.