Broken Dentures

Broken Dentures at Emergency Dental CareDentures are just as important as your regular teeth to your oral
health and your smile, so treat a denture emergency like you would any
other dental emergency.

Causes of broken dentures

  • Soaking the dentures in water that is too hot can cause the dentures to warp.
  • Accident or injury to the dentures either while they are inside or outside the mouth.
  • General wear and tear.
  • Improper care

What do I do when my dentures are cracked or broken?

  • Never wear someone elses dentures, or an old, ill-fitting pair.
  • Never attempt to repair your dentures at home.
  • Collect all pieces of the broken dentures.
  • Keep all pieces you are unable to comfortable wear in a container of water.

How do I prevent my dentures from breaking?

  • Always follow your dentists guidance.
  • Remove dentures nightly.
  • Clean dentures thoroughly.
  • Only soak in cold or room-temperature water.
  • Keep your dentures in a safe place when they are not being worn.
  • Keep up with regular dental check ups.

If you are in or around the Franklin Square area please call: (516) 565-3435. And, if you are in or around the Syosset area please call us at: (516) 348-2000.

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