Dentures are designed to be durable, but accidents can happen. Maybe you dropped your dentures while you were cleaning them or you bit down on an unexpected olive pit. When this happens, it’s important to have your dentures checked by an experienced denturist. Cracks and other damage may be difficult to discern just by looking at the dentures. Even minor changes in the way your dentures fit can lead to gum injury and infections. Small cracks can provide a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to bad breath.