Caring for your dentures is an important part of having a full smile for years to come. With proper care, your new smile will remain bright and straight. Sometimes, though, problems with your dentures are unavoidable. Various issues require denture repair in Port Coquitlam, and Burke Mountain Denture Clinic is prepared to help you. We offer denture repairs at our denture clinic, but if you have an immediate emergency, we can come to you.
Our denturist is able to fix many problems, including cracked bases and chipped false teeth. We can also reline your dentures if they don’t seem to fit properly anymore. We can replace damaged or broken denture teeth with new ones. We want to limit the discomfort you feel when your dentures break, so when you need denture repair in Port Coquitlam and surrounding areas, contact Burke Mountain Denture Clinic.
To prevent chips, cracks, and broken denture teeth, we recommend using proper denture care and focusing on your oral hygiene. Care and maintenance of your dentures entails:
Updating your medical/dental history
An exam of your oral cavity, head, and neck region
Tissue and bone assessment
Denture stability, structural integrity of your denture, and bite
Counselling you concerning any procedures (present and future)
Cleaning and polishing your denture at your request
Reviewing oral hygiene care
Helpful Denture Cleaning Tips
Oral hygiene is very important to dental and physical health. Failure to keep your dentures clean through regular daily care can lead to serious diseases of the tissues, loss of supporting bone structure, and decay or gum loss around existing teeth. Unpleasant breath and staining of the dentures are the result of accumulated plaque (bacteria and decayed food) and mineral deposits on your dentures. After every meal, you should remove your dentures and clean them thoroughly. Special denture brushes are available in many drug stores. You can use your regular toothpaste for your remaining teeth and a denture paste for your dentures. Commercial denture soaks are also an effective way to fight denture plaque, remove stains, and deodourize your denture. Warm (not hot) water should be used for brushing and soaking.
You will be advised about whether you should wear your denture(s) at night. Leaving the dentures out at night allows the gum tissue to rest and be bathed by saliva. When not in your mouth, they should be placed in a container/denture cup filled with water or some denture cleanser. This will prevent the plastic from drying out, which would result in brittleness and warping. Rinse them well under cold running water before inserting them in your mouth. Regular use of a commercial soak helps fight denture plaque and will keep your denture clean and stain-free.
Denture Repairs and Adjustments Are Normal
In order for your dentures to be comfortable, certain minor adjustments will have to be made from time to time, as your mouth changes. Please do not attempt to make adjustments yourself. This should be done only by a denturist or dentist. Stability and tightening of the dentures can be improved by having your denturist reline, rebase, or remake your ill-fitting dentures.
Regular, annual check-ups are very important to be sure all is well with your dental health. If you need more information about caring for your dentures or you would like to schedule an appointment for your full or partial denture repair in Port Coquitlam, please contact us. We strive to keep you informed about your denture care to ensure your dentures last as long as possible and remain comfortably fitting. We have over 30 years’ experience and an on-site laboratory to ensure your satisfaction. Pay us a visit today!