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Cracked Smiles: A Denture Distress

If you have dentures, it is important to handle them with care so they can remain in as good a condition as possible. Still, it is wise to ask, “What do I do if I damage my dentures?” This way, you can have the information and tools necessary to address a problem should you have one. Now, here is what you should know about damaging dentures.

  • Causes of Damage: Dentures can be damaged by dropping, improper cleaning, or chewing hard foods.
  • Consequences of Damage: Damaged dentures impact oral health and well-being. Cracks or breaks cause discomfort, speaking and chewing difficulties, affecting diet.
  • Repair and Replacement: Dentist evaluation determines the best action based on condition and age of dentures.
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    What Do I Do If I Damage My Dentures?

    If your dentures are damaged, you should visit our dental office in Matteson, IL so we can examine them and determine the best way to fix them. One thing you should keep in mind is that your dentures will need to be adjusted one or several times when you first receive them

    As a Matteson dentist, patients regularly call our family dentist office worried that they did something to cause their dentures to fit incorrectly when in actuality, they only need to be adjusted so they can fit perfectly.

    We are an emergency dentist, so if you did indeed damage them, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dental practice right away.

    Home Care Tips

    You should collect any fragments or pieces that have broken off from your dentures, including any wires that may have become detached. By gathering all these components, you will assist us in evaluating the extent of the damage and potentially aiding in the repair process. It is important to ensure that no broken parts are left behind. Your cooperation in gathering these broken pieces is greatly appreciated as it will enable us to provide the most effective assistance for your denture repair.

    Place a piece of gauze or a cool rag in your mouth and press on the area that is bleeding. Applying light pressure may also help ease any discomfort being caused by the tooth being chipped and the dentin being exposed. As a family dentist that serves residents of the 60443 zip code and surrounding areas, we have found this to be particularly useful for helping our young patients take their mind off their discomfort.

    To ensure proper care and facilitate their examination, we advise you to remove your damaged dentures. You can either soak them in a denture cleaning solution or place them securely in a denture case for transportation to our office. It is crucial not to continue wearing dentures that are in a damaged state, as this could potentially cause further harm or discomfort. By following these instructions, you will help us provide the best possible treatment for your dentures.

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    Alternatives to Dentures From a Cosmetic Dentist in Matteson, Il

    Dental implants

    If you want a solution that replaces your teeth without requiring support from your remaining ones, dental implants are a better solution. In this procedure, a titanium post will be implanted under the gums and secured to the jawbone. Over the course of several months, the post and bone will fuse together through the process of osseointegration. This creates a durable root system for your new tooth to be attached to. Dental implants look, behave, feel, and function exactly like natural teeth. You can eat what you like, be active, and enjoy life without ever worrying about your replacement tooth or teeth. As a general dentist, we regularly hear rave reviews from our patients who have switched from dentures to implants.

    Dental crowns and dental bridges

    We can address partial tooth loss with dental crowns and dental bridges. In this case, the remaining teeth are prepared to create space for the dental crowns. Simultaneously, the crowns, gum base, and new teeth (bridge) are created in the dental lab. You will then come in for the crowns to be secured to the teeth adjacent to the missing ones. These crowns will serve as anchors to hold the bridge in place. In this way, your new teeth will be secure enough to enjoy your favorite foods, speak with confidence, and smile without being concerned about how your teeth may appear. You can care for your dental crowns and dental bridges like you would your natural teeth, and they should remain in place for years.

    Solving Problems With Dentures

    If your dentures need to be repaired, call (708) 980-0110 and schedule an appointment with our dental center right away. We can adjust them so the fit is improved, have damage corrected at the dental lab, and make sure your dentures fit as well as they possibly can.

    Since we are an emergency dentist office, we can schedule your appointment for the same day in many cases. If, however, you are tired of life with dentures, we are a cosmetic dentistry office and can provide you with alternatives that make it easier to enjoy life without thinking about your teeth.

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    Dr. Robert D. Durr graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Durr attends countless hours of continuing education at post-doctoral symposiums all over the country every year. Dr. Durr is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and member of DOCS. Since he began practicing dentistry, he has kept up-to-date on many of the latest products, procedures and dental technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care possible.

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    Patty Cahue
    December 12, 2023
    I highly recommend Dr Durr at Preogressive Dental in Matteson, he and his Staff are kind and caring. Dr Durr is very gentle when caring for your teeth. He also explains what the plan of care is before he treats you and is letting you what he is doing as he goes!! His assistant is there making sure you are ok at all time.. I love the office staff!!
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    November 28, 2023
    Dr. Durr office took care of my problem right away. They were very prompt and showed exceptional care. I appreciate all the I tentativeness on my teeth. Thank you so much ☺️
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    November 9, 2023
    The service was really great!! They all definitely made me feel comfortable about the procedure that I was going to be getting done. The staff was amazing! I definitely recommend them!!
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    October 24, 2023
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    Edwina Thomas-Bull
    October 23, 2023
    I am doing this review for my husband Robert. He says that his experience was awesome! The assistants are awesome & the dentist was fantastic. He says makes him more comfortable thinking about any future visits he may have since he’s always apprehensive & nervous about dental visits. Great place he says
    Andrea Siegmeyer
    October 3, 2023
    Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Durr was kind and gentle. Did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. He even asked permission to touch my teeth because I told him I was having pain. No dentist has ever done that. I am an extremely fearful patient and I felt comfortable and cared for during my visit. Thank you!
    Donna G
    September 26, 2023
    I’ve had a good experience working with the Progressive Team. The office is very clean, the staff is polite and very prompt, the longest I’ve waited was maybe 5 minutes. So you can beat that.
    Nadine
    September 11, 2023
    Today was my first visit to the dental office. I must say, everyone from the reception desk to the exam room were exceptionally nice and helpful. Dr. Durr was excellent and answered all of my questions.

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