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What To Do If a Tooth Falls Off a Denture

By September 15, 2020October 21st, 2020No Comments
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What To Do If a Tooth Falls Off a Denture

Out of all the problems you can have with dentures, losing a false tooth is one of the worst. While losing a denture tooth can seem like a nightmare, having denture teeth replaced can be surprisingly easy if done right the first time. If your loved one has recently lost a denture tooth, here’s what you need to do to get it replaced quickly.

 

How to Avoid Denture Damage

Teeth may fall out if the dentures are not cared for properly. It’s important that your loved one practices proper denture care and oral hygiene to keep the dentures from deteriorating.

 

Does My Loved One Need New Dentures?

Fortunately, your loved one may not need a whole new set of dentures if one tooth falls out. In most cases, the dentures can be repaired even if you don’t have the missing tooth. If your loved one loses a tooth from their dentures, it’s important to get the tooth replaced as soon as possible. However, you should never try to repair the dentures yourself. While some dentists say it’s okay to repair the tooth with super glue or drug store repair kits, it’s best to have it professionally repaired to avoid further damage to the dentures.

 

The Risks of Not Having Dentures Repaired

Your loved one’s dentures are a key part of their life. Dentures help them feel confident, eat well, and speak properly. When a tooth falls off a denture, it can make it hard to chew and feel comfortable wearing the dentures. Geriatric House Call Dentistry can repair the dentures so your loved one can eat and speak properly again.

 

Geriatric House Call Dentistry Can Repair Dentures and Replace Missing Teeth

If your loved one has dementia, getting them to the dentist’s office, especially in a busy city like New York or Chicago, can be stressful. They may be resistant to going out in public with a missing tooth. Geriatric House Call Dentistry proudly serves homebound patients in New York City, Long Island and Chicago. We can repair dentures from the comfort of the patient’s home.