The worry of being without teeth for a period of time can really affect a person’s confidence. However, here at Pearl Dental Clinic, we can provide broken denture repairs within 24 hours.
Denture damage is most commonly caused by dropping the appliance when it is being inserted or removed. In addition, excessive pressure on dentures caused by everyday wear and tear could result in them becoming increasingly prone to breakages. Also, people who grind their teeth could put their dentures under excessive strain that could ultimately result in a fracture.
Dentures can often be repaired. This will depend on the extent of the damage. Firstly one of our dentists will assess your broken denture. Usually, if a denture is cracked into two or three pieces, it can be repaired. However, if a denture has broken into many pieces, it may not be possible. Immediate dentures can be made on the same day for patients whose dentures are irreparable.
In most cases, if the denture can be repaired, the dentist will ask the lab technician to repair it on-site on the same day. The denture will be cleaned and then a special resin will be poured into the denture to join the broken parts back together. This process usually takes around 1 hour. Stained dentures can also be cleaned with specialised cleaning materials.
Replacement or extra teeth can be added to a denture where they have become chipped, broken, or other natural teeth have been lost. However, if dentures have been repaired a number of times previously then patients may be advised to have a new one made.
Sometimes, where a denture is comfortable but becoming loose, patients may decide to keep the denture rather than replace it. Retention of the denture can be improved with a denture reline procedure. This usually takes less than 2 hours.
Patients are asked to let our receptionist know if they wish to have their denture repaired and to specify if they wish to have the repair carried out on the same day. At our clinic, we have an on-site denture technician. This means we can make custom-made dentures more quickly and also provide same day denture repairs.