Have you ever looked at your nan and pop and though, wow, you guys need to get your dentures repaired. Well, I’ve got some great information for you! I’ve recently been all about teeth, real my latest post about that, but this time it’s not my cousins that need help, it’s the oldies.
I’ve done some research about denture repairs and me being one to not waste knowledge, I’ve decided to write a blog post about it so my friends can get all their grandparent on-board. When I first started I assumed denture repairs could be done by a dentist that does my cosmetic dentistry, but I was wrong! You actually need a denture guy and it fits more into the category of mouthguards, not cosmetic dentistry. Who knew!?!
How do they break?
I know what you’re thinking, nan and pop got into a bar fight and when the 70 year old grandma launched the stool across the room to hit someones face, she copped a nice schooner to the mouth that chipped her tooth. Well, despite what you think it’s more likely to be from wear and tear or the dentures don’t fit properly.
My denture guy, Elias, pretty much told me that nobody should attempt to repair dentures themselves, it’s a custom job as every mouth is different. So I pretty much threw out the super glue half empty and started scratching off some glue from pops front tooth.
Relines are also a thing…
Yep, apparently our gums are changing all the time due to moisture, age, bone illness or teeth loss. I know I’m having a laugh about pops mouth, but on a serious note he finds it hard to eat properly since he got his new dentures. At first we though it was just a matter of him getting used to it, but in the end it was a bad fit!
This is the same for old dentures also, as the mouth changes, the dentures no longer fit and as you’re eating nornally you’re cracking teeth and being generally uncomfortable. I would treat your teeth like your car and get them serviced every 5,000 chews.
Rounding all that up!
- Your mouth changes, get your dentures serviced and relined if needed
- If dentures break, superglue is not the answer
- Go see Elias if you want a pro in Sydney
- Dentures are not done by most dentists
- Tell your grandparent to avoid bar fights
Hope this helps girls – and guys that might find this – and tell your grandparent to stop chewing so hard!