Have you ever tried to join the pieces of your broken denture with fire or super glue? A Broken denture/Prosthesis Fracture is one of the most common complications in patients wearing a denture.
A denture is a removable appliance that can replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue, help restore your smile. If a person loses his/ her teeth and surrounding structure, whether from tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, replacing the missing teeth is beneficial for your health and appearance. Especially when someone loses front teeth, denture makes it easier to speak and eat better than you could without teeth. Some people often take dentures for granted.
Most denture bases are predominantly fabricated from acrylic resins. Acrylic resin is relatively prone to fatigue and impact fracture.
Some of the Possible Causes of Broken Dentures
- Wear and tear of the denture over time. Dentures are subjected to many stress cycles of chewing and daily wear. Also, it is put at risk with continuous exposure to varying temperatures of food and beverages, acidic food, and moisture in the mouth.
- The unfit and unstable denture has a high chance of breakage, as the denture moves around in the mouth.
- Accidental or incidental breakage of the denture is very common. Dropping dentures either onto the floor or into a sink while cleaning and misplacing dentures may result in the breakage of a denture.
What to do if your denture breaks?
- Visit/ make an appointment with the family dentist.
- Visit them with each and every broken piece of the denture.
- Don’t try to fix the break on your own using fire or super glue. Fixing a broken denture requires knowledge and skill and materials.
If you try to repair the denture on your own and if it is misaligned, you might end up losing the denture as a whole and might need a new set of dentures.
A broken or fractured denture can be fixed and reused only by experts with proper set of knowledge and skills.
Have you ever tried fixing your broken denture? What were the materials you used? How did it go?
Have you ever argued which of your baby’s teeth will fall out and which won’t? This might be a common topic of discussion when the first-time parents meet the others. Seeing cavities and black spots on a child’s teeth have you ever thought “they are just baby teeth, new, white, and shiny teeth will replace them later”. Have you ever wondered when will they be replace? There are some common facts about baby teeth you ought to know.
The term “diphyodont” refers to two sets of teeth. Human beings have two sets of teeth. The first set of teeth to be seen in the mouth is the primary or deciduous or milk teeth and the other is succedaneous or permanent teeth.
Milk teeth, though these teeth erupt at around the age of 6 months postnatally, they begin to form prenatally at about 14 weeks in utero and are completed postnatally at about 3 years of age. All these 20 milk teeth will be replaced by the age of 11-12 years.
The second set of teeth, Permanent dentition, consists of 32 teeth. They start replacing the Milk Teeth from the age of 6 years.
It is important for first-time parents to remember that all these 20 sets of Milk Teeth are replaced by Permanent Teeth until and unless, there is any anamoly.