If you are a denture wearer, you can probably attest to the fact that your dentures are an essential part of your day-to-day activities. You rely on them to help you eat and even to help you speak. You especially rely on your dentures to ensure you keep that dazzling smile… well, dazzling! There’s no two ways about it – your dentures are an important part of your life.
Like your teeth, your dentures are critical to your overall well-being, and proper denture dental care is a valuable skill to learn to ensure you are able to continue enjoying the benefits of wearing your dentures for years to come, and get the most out of your investment.
But life happens. There may come a time when you have done everything you can to take proper care of your dentures, but you still end up needing denture repair or a denture reline. Perhaps you bit down on something that cracked your dentures, maybe you dropped them as you were preparing for bed one night. Dropping your dentures can crack the base, chip a tooth or break one.
Regardless of what may have caused the damage, it’s important that you go through the necessary steps to get your dentures repaired the right way, even if that means making an appointment with an emergency dentist in your area who offers same-day denture repair or emergency denture care services.
If you are unlucky enough to damage your dentures late at night, or at some other inopportune time, you may be tempted to fix them yourself. Maybe you have a stash of super glue that you use around the house, or maybe the wood glue could work.
Stop right there. Don’t use household items to fix your dentures, it could have longer term consequences than a simple fix to your dentures.
You may think it will be too costly to have a dental professional repair your dentures. But think of it this way: You’ve invested too much into your dentures – not to mention the role your dentures play in your ability to chew, smile, and speak – to skip out on having your dentist repair your dentures for you. Often, you can do more damage to your dentures, that will cost you more money later, by trying to fix them yourself.
Emergency dentists who offer same-day denture repair will have a dental laboratory and skilled technician either on-site, or at a nearby facility. Dental labs use special acrylics, denture adhesives, and professional-grade teeth to make repairs you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else. Dental lab technicians are trained to re-model dentures and make custom impressions when necessary. That’s how they are able to deliver same-day denture repair services.
But repairing dentures is not necessarily a quick fix. Depending on the repairs that need to be made (i.e. the extent of the damage to your dentures), repairs can take up to 24 hours to complete, so keep that in mind when you are going in for same-day denture repair. You can generally find out from your dentist how long the repairs will take.
So, if you are ever in need of same-day denture repair from your local emergency dentist, call 1-800-DENTIST to get a quick list of which dental professionals in your area can help you get the work done quickly and affordably. Our call center is open 24 hours a day, and our expert operators can help find the right dentist for you.