If you’ve got full-mouth dental implants, your new overdentures are sure to last a long time. But in some cases, overdentures can fail or break. So you may be wondering if it’s possible to repair overdentures, or if you need a full overdenture replacement. In this blog from BayBreeze Dental, we’ll go over all the details you need to know.
Typically, overdenture breakages happen when the overdenture itself is not designed properly. This can place excessive force on certain components, which may cause the overdenture to wear out over time and eventually fail.
In most cases, some part of the overdenture prosthetic breaks, such as the false tooth, gum-colored acrylic material, or even the component that holds it onto your dental implant.
The good news is that it’s very rare for overdenture breakages to affect your dental implants. Dental implants are permanently implanted into your gum and jaw tissue, and are extremely durable. If your implants are healthy and have healed properly, an implant breakage is extremely unlikely.
Yes. However, if the damage to your overdenture is due to a design flaw, the problem will likely happen again in the future. An extensive redesign from Dr. Ronak Parikh is usually recommended over short-term repairs.
No. A broken overdenture will not cause you any pain. It may affect your appearance and it may make it harder to eat certain foods, but a broken overdenture is not considered a dental emergency. However, it’s still a good idea to get repairs or an overdenture replacement in Wesley Chapel as soon as you can.
This depends on the problem with your overdenture. Simple repairs can be inexpensive, but if the root issue with your overdenture isn’t fixed, your prosthetic may fail again in the future. If Dr. Parikh recommends a redesign, the cost may be up to $4500, but this depends on the situation.
At BayBreeze Dental, we typically do not offer overdenture repairs, only replacements. In most cases, the damage to an overdenture is so severe that a repair will only last a few weeks at most.
To get a new set of overdentures, you will need a consultation at our office with Dr. Parikh. After your consultation, it may take a couple of weeks to have your new overdentures built by our partner dental lab and sent to our office. Rest assured, we will do our best to provide you with your new smile as soon as possible.
At BayBreeze Dental, we focus on overdenture redesigns rather than short-term repairs. Our goal is to build overdentures that are comfortable, stable, and last for years and decades to come.
So don’t settle for a short-term repair in Wesley Chapel. If your overdentures are broken, damaged, or are causing you any other issues, our team is here to help. Give us a call at (813) 377-1822 or contact us online to schedule a consultation right away.