Tips On How to Avoid Breaking your
Many Denture Mishaps can be avoided by following a
few simple rules
Most denture breaks occur when dentures are dropped
while they are being cleaned. A good rule of thumb is to
fill your sink basin with at least 3 inches of water and
hold your denture over the sink while cleaning it.
Another method is to keep a folded towel beneath
the area your using to clean your denture. Both these
tips will keep the denture from hitting a hard surface
if dropped therefore lessening the chance of breaking.
While holding your denture, always try to keep a short
distance between your denture and the hard surface
beneath it so there will be a lesser impact if dropped
Squeeze Your Denture
This is probably one of the most common causes of
broken lower dentures. Always try holding the denture
with your finger tips and not in the palm of your hand.
Your more likely to squeeze the denture if it's in your
palm resulting in a breakage
Get Your Denture Relined
An improperly fitting denture
will increase the likelihood of it splitting for several
reasons. It will cause you to handle the denture more
therefore increasing the likelihood of dropping it or
squeezing it. There are many instances where the denture
actually falls or even fly's out of the mouth. Having
your denture relined and ensuring a good fit will help
avoid a breakage and a potentially very embarrassing
The relining process also helps in strengthening the
denture by filling any thin areas.
If you commonly have a problem with breaking your
denture ask your dentist to have the dental lab add a
reinforcement bar to the denture, it would not be
visible but will add some strength.
Other Common Denture Issues:
Lost Denture Tooth