Issues with your dentures can affect your appearance, comfort, and oral health. Many patients try to repair their dentures at home. However, there is no substitute for professional denture repair. At Artistry in Dentistry in Erie, PA, we can often repair dentures the same day you bring them into our office. Dr. Arlene Kubit can resolve many common denture issues, so you do not have to go without your restoration. Whether your dentures are seriously damaged or you simply need an adjustment to make them more comfortable, our team can help.
Dentures are made of durable materials and are designed to last several years. However, daily wear and tear can weaken areas of your dentures and make them more prone to breakage. In addition, your jawbone can change as you age, affecting the way your dentures fit and feel. Common types of damage affecting dentures include:
Any major changes to the fit or appearance of your dentures may indicate the need for repair. Dr. Kubit can examine your dentures and determine the best way to make sure your dentures are comfortable and function correctly.
Dr. Kubit and our team can perform many types of denture repair. We do our best to return your denture the same day or the next day. Common types of denture repair include:
If you have broken your dentures or just noticed a change in the way they fit, our team at Artistry in Dentistry can provide fast, convenient denture repair.
If you break a metal clasp on a partial denture, we will need to replace the entire restoration. In many cases, we can add a temporary clasp to your current appliance so you can continue to wear your partial until the new restoration is complete. Typically, our lab turnaround is one to four days. For patients whose dentures require lab repair, we can provide a temporary device while you wait.
In many cases, attempting to repair your denture at home can cause more harm than good. Your dentures are carefully crafted based on the exact measurements of your jaws. If they are not restored correctly, your dentures can limit proper oral function and lead to other serious conditions, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. In addition, incorrect repairs can prevent us from saving your denture, requiring you to purchase an entirely new appliance.
I have been a patient of Dr. Kubit's for over 20 years. She is the most skilled, professional and caring dentist I have ever encountered. I have referred many friends and family to Dr. Kubit. All have received excellent care by Dr. Kubit. She is truly one of a kind.