Although tempting, it’s vital not to attempt to repair broken dentures at home. Unfortunately, trying to fix a fractured denture without the proper knowledge could potentially cause further damage or create oral issues.
Materials purchased over the counter may irritate the mouth and gums nor adequately secure the components onto your denture. Even with dental lab instruments, using standard ‘super’ glue may prove challenging to remove. Incorrectly fixing a denture at home may consequently require an entirely new denture.
Used daily, accidents with dentures are common.
Frequent incidences may include;
- Denture tooth breaking or detaching from the denture
- A complete snap of the denture
- Partial acrylic (gum lining) break
- Flexible partial or metal clasp breaking. The clasp of the denture is the component that attaches the denture to the adjoining teeth.
When breaking your denture, it’s essential to collect all damaged components and contact your dentist immediately. Dental professionals can appropriately repair dentures in a relatively short period. Therefore, it’s unnecessary to increase the problematic oral health or financial risks.
Upon initial construction, dentures are designed and sculpted to fit accordingly to the patient’s mouth and neighbouring teeth. Attempts to repair this without professional knowledge and experience may disrupt the alignment and fitting of your denture.
Let your dentist know if you have broken your denture
Upon breaking your denture, it’s critical to collect all components and describe what parts have broken when booking your appointment. Doing so will help speed the turnaround time for your dentists to deliver your fixed denture.
What is a Denture Reline?
Denture Relining is the process of resurfacing the tissue/gum side of the denture with new material to fill and replace the space to allow the denture to re-fit correctly in your mouth. Denture relining is recommended by a dentist depending upon the changes that may occur with the bone of your mouth.
Repairing your Denture
At Amazing Smiles, our dentures are both made and repaired in Australia. Having our dentures made and fixed locally allows for hastened turnaround times for urgent denture repairs and more effective communication capabilities between supplies. Therefore, providing far better results for each patient.
Upon arrival, our dentists will examine your current denture and, if required, may perform an oral assessment to analyse what adjustments might be recommended to repair your denture appropriately.