Dental Tips Blog

Sep
18

If You Break Your Denture While Traveling

Posted in Dentures

Sometimes the unthinkable happens: you damage your trusted denture or partial while away from your regular dentist.

We’re going to discuss not only what you should do in the event of such an emergency, but how you can minimize the chance of it happening!

Avoid Taking Your Denture’s Care into Your Own Hands!

It may be tempting to use superglue or grab a DIY denture repair kit. You understandably want your teeth back as soon as possible. But “repairing” your denture yourself could end up ruining it completely.

Call around to find a local dental office that does repairs. In the case of an emergency or walk-in appointment, you might have to wait a day or two. It’s worth the wait to have it professionally repaired!

Arrange for Care on Your Travels

Do you typically travel to a particular area to pass the winter in warmer regions?

If there is an area that you frequently visit for extensive stays, consider getting established with an office in that area. By at least establishing a rapport, you’ll be able to drop by for your unexpected dental needs, such as repairing a damaged denture.

Take Extra Precautions While Traveling

Do you worry that your denture might slip out while boating? Get chewed up by the family dog? Crack from a fall? Take extra precautions that you might not usually at home.

  • Wear a denture adhesive
  • Clean and handle your denture over a clean towel
  • Store your denture high off the ground in a secure case when not wearing it

With some careful forethought, you can avoid a serious denture accident! Talk with your dentist to create a more detailed action plan.

Posted on behalf of:
Tuscany Dental Care
1162 E Sonterra Blvd Suite 300
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 494-3589

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