Patients who may be worried about what to do if their dentures are broken or damaged, it’s fine, we can fix it for you. All you have to do is call the practice and arrange an appointment. We can also provide an express service so all you have to do is bring it and we fix it! *
Denture damage is most commonly caused by dropping them when they are being inserted or removed and living without a denture may prove difficult for people who have become accustomed to the aesthetics that dentures provide.
In addition, excessive pressure on dentures caused by everyday wear and tear cold result in them becoming increasingly prone to breakages. Moreover, people who grind their teeth could put their dentures under excessive strain that could ultimately result in denture fracture.
Can all broken dentures be repaired?
Depending on the extent of the damage, denture repairs can often be carried out. Firstly your dentist will assess your broken denture to see if your denture can be repaired. If a denture is cracked into two/three pieces, it can usually be repaired. However if a denture has broken into many pieces, it may not be possible to repair the denture.
Those who have worn the same dentures for a number of years may be advised to seek a replacement denture especially if they have been broken on a number of previous occasions. A remake of the denture is often recommended when individuals have had teeth added to their dentures several times before and the dentures have become uncomfortable as a result.
Why shouldn’t I do the denture repair myself?
Although there are a wide range of denture repair kits available to individuals who wear the fixtures on an everyday basis, it is vital to attend an appointment with a dental professional to ensure the problem does not worsen.
The over-the-counter solutions may seem more convenient for people but trying to fix dentures independently could damage the often expensive denture beyond repair. Denture repairs should only be carried out by qualified professionals.
Can dentures be repaired if they become loose?
In short, yes dentures can be relined if they become loose to improve their retention. Sometimes where a denture is comfortable but becoming loose, patients may decide to keep the denture rather than replace it. The denture retention can be improved by carrying out a denture reline procedure usually an overnight process.
An alternative to denture reline for remake of a comfortable denture is to use a copy denture technique where many of the features of the previous comfortable denture are copied into the design of a new denture.
How do I ensure my dentures do not break?
Taking increased care when handling dentures is vital to ensuring they are not accidentally broken. Standing over a sink of water during removal or insertion could be a useful tip for people worried about the cost of repairs.
It is worth having a special care box for your denture and keeping them in that box when it’s not being worn. This keeps the denture safe and also hygienic.
Individuals who find that their denture broken for whatever reason, should contact us as soon as possible and let the receptionist know that they wish to have a denture repair carried out and specify if they wish to have the denture repair carried out on the same day. *
* This is subject to calling the lab in advance for denture repairs or adjustments that are needing done on the same day, anyone with uncomfortable or broken dentures should call the practice on 01324 671 278 before 9am Mon-Fri.