Cumberland Denture Center
Denture Specialist & General Dentistry located in Corbin, KY
There’s no need to panic if your dentures crack or break. Paula Gill, DMD, and the expert team at Cumberland Denture Center have the experience, skill, and state-of-the-art equipment to repair your dentures in their office in Corbin, Kentucky. From a fractured denture base to cracked teeth, Cumberland Denture Centers can repair any problems with your dentures. Call the office for more information.
Repairs Q & A
What are some common denture problems?
The many reasons you might need a denture repair include:
- Loose-fitting dentures
- Constant gum pain
- Gum sores
- Gum inflammation
- Broken dentures
- Cracked denture teeth
- Loose acrylic gums
If your dentures break suddenly, don’t try to repair them at home. While it might be tempting to use an at-home repair kit, these quick fixes can end up further damaging your dentures over time.
What causes denture problems?
More often than not, major denture problems — cracked dentures, loose-fitting dentures, broken teeth — mean your dentures no longer fit properly. That’s why it’s important to see the denture specialists at Cumberland Denture Center when you’re initially fitted for dentures. Your gums and jawbone can also shrink over time due to the loss of your natural teeth. This leads to a misaligned bite, which can put pressure on your dentures when you chew or clench your jaw.
Even acidic foods can wear your dentures down over time. If you don’t come into the office for regular denture relines, your dentures can weaken, causing them to break and crack.
Finally, your dentures can crack or break in half if you accidentally drop them while cleaning them. If this happens, Cumberland Denture Center can repair your dentures or create a new set for you.
How are dentures repaired?
Cumberland Denture Center offers three main types of denture repair:
A denture reline would be necessary if your dentures don’t feel comfortable anymore. Constant discomfort or pain often means your dentures don’t fit properly. If this is the case, the team can resurface the area of your dentures that comes in contact with the soft tissues in your mouth to make for a more comfortable fit.
The base of your dentures can become worn and ill-fitting over time. When relining is no longer an option, your denture specialist can create an entirely new denture base for you. This is especially helpful if the base of your dentures cracks or breaks, but your prosthetic teeth are still intact.
Whether you have full or partial dentures, the Cumberland Denture Center team can adjust your prosthetics so they fit more comfortably.
If you need denture repairs, call the expert denture specialists at Cumberland Denture Center for more information today.