Denture Repair Specialist

Patrick Allen, LD -  - Denturist

Central Maine Denture

Patrick Allen, LD

Denturist located in Bangor, ME & Waterville, ME

Whether the fit of your dentures has changed over time or you accidentally broke your dental appliance, Patrick Allen, LD at Central Maine Denture provides same-day denture repair services for patients in Bangor, Maine. Call Central Maine Denture or request an appointment online.

Denture Repair Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable, custom-made appliances that replace your missing teeth. Whether it’s a partial, conventional, or implant denture, Patrick Allen customizes the dental appliance to fit your mouth perfectly, resulting in a natural-looking smile. Not only can dentures help improve the look of your smile, they also help you eat and speak more clearly.

What kind of denture repairs are available at Central Maine Denture?

Patrick performs denture repair to restore your fractured or damaged denture to its original condition. Typically, he can provide denture repair procedures on the same day as your appointment. However, your repair will vary depending on the condition of your dentures. You may need a denture repair if:

  • Your denture is chipped or broken
  • You need a replacement clasp
  • A denture tooth has popped off the acrylic base
  • The addition of one or more teeth to your denture is necessary due to tooth extraction

Patrick will advise you of the condition of your denture and the proper steps you should take in order to avoid damage to your appliance in the future.

How can I prevent damage to my dentures?

A variety of circumstances can lead to you breaking or damaging your dentures. Patrick recommends the following advice to help you prevent breaking your appliance:

  • Attempt to balance food on both sides of the mouth when chewing
  • Handle your dentures with care
  • Brush softly
  • Fill your sink with water or place a towel in the sink bowl so the denture is less likely to break if dropped
  • When not wearing your dentures, keep them in a closed container away from pets

Patrick also recommends avoiding abrasive cleaning materials, such as those with whitening or bleaching agents. You should also avoid placing your dentures in hot water. All of these things could warp or otherwise damage your dentures.

Taking the proper steps to ensure that your dentures are clean will help them to last longer, and it will also improve your overall oral hygiene.  

If you’re in need of a denture repair, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Call Central Maine Denture or request an appointment online.