In the human body, the masseter is a powerful muscle which is responsible for chewing and biting. Due to the strength of the muscle, it is common for denture wearers to experience cracking, chipping or breakage while chewing and biting. If you have experienced a broken or damaged denture, contact CR Denture Centre & Implant Solutions and we will assist you right away.
What Toronto & GTA residents should do if you experience denture cracks or breaks
- Do not try to apply adhesive to your denture yourself. Adhesive can ruin your dentures for good and since dentures are an oral appliance, you may digest harmful chemicals that might be found in adhesives.
- Collect any broken pieces that might be a result from a broken denture
- Schedule an appointment with CR Denture Centre & Implant Solutions in Toronto at your earliest convivence. We may typically repair chipped, broken or cracked dentures within the same day at our denture lab.
How to care and prolong the life of your denture
- We suggest to gently clean your denture with a soft cloth. If you typically clean your dentures in the sink – you should prevent your denture from hitting the hard surface of the sink in case the denture slips from you hands when cleaning. In order to do this, fill your sink with some water. This will protect your dentures from breaking, bending or clasp falling out of place during a fall.
- Keep your dentures stored in a safe place away from pets and children. Pets enjoying playing with dentures due to the taste and scent. Some dogs might even swallow the denture.
- Young children may play with your denture and throw them against hard surfaces. These situations may result in broken dentures.
- Avoid biting on hard foods such as candy, if you are craving sweets, we suggest eating softer sweets or deserts.
- We do not recommend sleeping with your dentures. You should make it a habit to remove your dentures prior to bed time to avoid any potential clenching or grinding.
- You should always maintain your dentures on a regular basis. Scheduled denture maintenance may result in a prolonged denture lifespan. Denture adjustments and alignments are also part of a regular denture maintenance program. If your dentures are maintained regularly, your dentures will feel comfortable at all times while avoiding sore spots, which are common to denture wearers.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.