Emergency denture repairs done by Dr. Walter Tickner D.D.S. for San Leandro residents. Call 510.351.1400, often same-day repair.
August 19, 2014
San Leandro, CA, USA – /PressCable/ —
Dentist Dr. Walter Tickner now offers emergency denture repair for San Leandro residents. Dentures can often be repaired on the same day, minimizing discomfort and embarrassment for people who rely on them. Most people do not keep a spare set of dentures, so when they break it is important that they be repaired quickly.
Visit Dr. Tickner’s website at:http://www.ticknertoothteam.com
Dentures need to be repaired for a multitude of reasons:
1) People grind their teeth. While natural teeth can adjust for this abuse, dentures cannot.
2) Dentures can be chipped, cracked or broken, just as regular teeth can be.
3) Dentures age and weaken. In fact the leading cause of broken dentures is time.
4) And as people age, bone atrophies, causing the fit of the denture to change.
While some do-it-yourself denture repair remedies are available, Dr. Tickner does not advise their use, since they can adversely affect the fit and feel of dentures, even causing permanent damage to them. Many simple repairs to teeth can be done in the in-house lab of Walter S. Tickner, D.D.S., some in as little as an hour.
“If the patient saved the tooth that came out and has not used something like Crazy Glue”, according to Dr. Tickner, “then it’s a routine repair. If the patient lost the tooth, this becomes a more complex repair. If the patient tries to repair it themselves, we have to undo that work to begin the repair. If the denture is cracked and the patient comes in right away and does no ‘self repair’ this is a more difficult case but predictable. If the dog gets your dentures this can be easy to hopeless.”
Some denture repairs take several days due to their complexity and the need for a proper fit. For example, dentures may slip or feel loose after time because of gum and bone loss. In this case they may be relined to refit dentures to gums, which requires taking a new gum impression. Dr. Tickner can often do this in his modern in-house laboratory..
Tickner recommends looking for signs of aging or damaged dentures before it becomes an emergency. “Any small crack on the palate, worn out back teeth, black stain around denture teeth or thin spots in the pink acrylic” are signs that a dentist needs to take a look.
Learn more about Dr. Tickner’s dentures and denture repair services:http://www.ticknertoothteam.com/treatment/dentures…
Dr. Tickner has been practicing dentistry in San Leandro for more than 30 years.
Name: Dr. Walter Tickner, D.D.S.
Organization: Walter F. Tickner, D.D.S.
Address: 1736 East 14th St. San Leandro, CA 94577