My denture keeps splitting! : Custom Dental Technologies

My denture keeps splitting!

by Pat Laliberte on 02/28/16

Patients need to realize that when a denture splits down the middle, it's not the dry white toast that broke it.  It's either a bite or fit issue.  When your denture teeth wear, the bite transfers from the lingual(towards the inside) to the buccal(towards the cheek). This causes the force of biting to spread the denture out instead of keeping it together.  Do that enough times and the denture will split down the middle.  When your denture doesn't fit anymore, the forces are spread unevenly.  Either way, a reline or a new denture is needed. You don't want to keep paying for repairs as this problem doesn't go away by itself.

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