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As we get older suddenly we realised many things we didn't appreciate about being young - being fit, having smooth skin and having all your own teeth. As our loose teeth (and bridges) struggle to deal with chewier food we start eating bland mush and, there is no easy way to say this, OLD PEOPLE FOOD. I'm determined not to let that happen to me and I'm doing everything I can to keep my own teeth as long as possible, and when that's not possible to get the best possible teeth replacement. If you are like me and want to keep on eating whatever you want, I think you'll like my site. It's all about dental health and teeth replacement & maintenance.

Keeping your teeth young

Signs That You Need an Emergency Denture Repair

Mabel Hicks

Dentures can be an excellent tooth replacement solution. They give people a second chance to have beautiful smiles despite having one or more missing teeth. However, they require special care and practices to maintain their quality. When you fail to maintain them, it causes problems such as bad odours, discomfort and bleeding gums, among others. Here are common signs that you need emergency denture repair services now.

 Broken dentures

Dentures easily break when they fall, when you put pressure on them or when you step on them. When they break, do not attempt to repair them using the over-the-counter repair kits. Self-repair may bring other oral problems. They might also not fill well. The best solution is to seek the help of a professional.

 Difficulty chewing

One of the primary reasons why people opt for dentures is to restore their regular eating habits. Although it usually takes some time to adjust to the new dentures, having a prolonged difficulty in chewing is a danger sign. It could mean that the dentures no longer fit well, or they are changing the shape of your gums. You can visit a dental clinic for a check-up.


Quality dentures do not bring pain to the patient. Prolonged discomfort could mean that there was a problem with the installation, or that the dentures have a problem. Visit your dentist when you experience jaw soreness, looseness, uneven pressure on the gums or oral sores. 

 Changes in the dental fit or shape

Teeth play a significant role in shaping the face, and so do dentures. So if you notice any adverse changes in the natural appearance of your face, chances are that you will need immediate denture repair or replacement. The dentures should always stay fixed without any movement. Take it as a danger sign when they start to move or stop fitting well.

 Oral sores

Watch out for gum bleeding, inflammation and bad breath. These signs show that there is a problem on the surface of the dentures, and that is why you should never opt for the cheaper dentures.

Taking good care of dentures results in healthy gums. It also improves the general health of the mouth. Professionals can perform emergency denture repairs for you, and your dentist will advise you as to what is best for you. If the damage is beyond repair, replacing your dentures may be the best option for you.