Broken dentures can impact your ability to eat, smile, and talk- and can have a major impact on your confidence.
Sometimes, the artificial teeth can become cracked or chipped- and may even fall out. Other times, the denture base is affected- it may come apart along the midline or it may break into multiple pieces.
Any time your dentures break, it should be addressed as soon as possible so that you are not without your tooth replacement.
If you still have your temporary denture or an older set, wear those until you are able to call A Dental Care for an appointment.
There are a few different things that could cause your dentures to break.
One of the most common is general wear and tear. Dentures are not designed to be a lifelong solution and will need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years.
Additionally, eating foods that are especially hard or tough can cause damage, as well as eating foods that are too hot or too cold or that are highly acidic.
Another common reason is blunt impact, which is usually due to being dropped while being cleaned. You can also cause your dentures to weaken by using improper cleaning solutions and techniques.
Finally, ill-fitting dentures are more likely to break than those that fit properly.