There are several reasons why dentures break or get damaged. Dropping the dentures is a common reason for breakage. Dentures can also become weakened and subject to crack or break if they no longer fit properly once the size and shape of your jawbone and your gum tissues have changed over time.
Even though our dentures are fabricated from extremely durable and top-quality materials, they will eventually wear out, crack or break, their fit will change or a tooth will come out. Denture repairs are inevitable. We can help you understand the circumstances involved in your loose or broken denture with an examination and consultation.
In most cases, our Denturists can restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original state on a same-day basis. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), the result of wear and tear, the age of the denture, poor fit or an underlying problem. Our Denturists are the professionals who can best explain the condition of your denture and how to prevent denture breakage from occurring.
You’ll be happy to know that not all of these conditions will require a new denture. In many cases, we’ll proceed with high-quality denture repairs. For some patients, a denture reline could possibly resolve the problem, depending on the situation.
In most circumstances, our clinic offers same-day service for most denture repairs. We have the knowledge along with the latest techniques to provide you with the best denture repair solution and treatment.
Tips to prevent damage and to avoid denture repairs: Consult with our Denturists if you feel your dentures start to get loose, if they no longer fit comfortably or create sore spots. The longer you wait and continue to wear them when they’re not in the correct position, the more likely it is that they may crack or break, resulting in inevitable denture repairs.
Make it a habit to stand over a towel or a sink of water when inserting and removing your dentures, to cushion the fall if you do drop them accidentally. Always take extra care when handling your dentures to prevent damage.
Attempting to fix your denture yourself using a ‘home repair kit’ may end up resulting in further damage and make your denture impossible to repair again and uncomfortable to wear. Department store glues contain harmful chemicals that should not be put inside the mouth. Glue should never be used to fix a broken denture. Broken dentures should only be repaired by denture experts trained and qualified to perform the repair.
When your denture breaks or a tooth falls out, it’s an emergency. Our denture repair service understands that getting it fixed fast is the only thing that really matters to you at that moment. If possible, keep all the broken pieces together. We repeat – do not use glue or try to repair it yourself.