Dentures can chip or break as a result of wear and tear or from biting into a hard piece of food. When this happens, it can cause significant inconvenience for the patient. Fortunately, denture repair is possible.
Most patients in need of denture repair have been wearing their dentures for a long period of time and have noticed other issues with the appliances as the years have passed. These patients may want to consult with an oral surgeon to explore dental implants as an alternative to traditional dentures.
Denture Repair: What To Expect
The process for fixing your damaged denture will depend on the extent of wear and tear the appliance has endured thus far. If the denture is relatively new, your provider may be able to simply remove and replace the affected prosthetic tooth.
However, if the denture has more severe wear and tear, it may need to be replaced completely. Typically, conventional dentures will need to be replaced due to significant changes in the jawbone’s shape as the bone tissue gradually wears away.
Alternatives To Conventional Dentures
If you have been wearing conventional dentures for some time and have become increasingly dissatisfied with the appliances, the need for denture repair can actually present an opportunity to upgrade to a prosthetic that is supported by dental implants, such as All-on-4.
This treatment option would require an oral surgeon to insert four dental implants into the patient’s jaw to anchor the prosthetic denture. Over the course of several months, the surrounding bone tissue bonds with those implants, rendering them as a fixture in the patient’s jaw.
Implant-supported dentures outperform conventional dentures because they are structurally complete tooth replacements, consisting of root-like structures and artificial crowns. The following improvements are just a few of the benefits associated with dental implants:
Rather than have your chipped denture repaired, why not explore the option of dental implants, such as All-on-4? Visit our team at EverSmile for a consultation to learn more about this treatment option.