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The following article is a denture repair guide for you to consider if you want fast and most effective repair results for a denture that broke, cracked or has missing teeth.
Why Do Dentures Break?
This could result from a hard bite of your lower jaw, from the denture being too thin, or from simply dropping it on a hard floor while putting in on. The solution for the first two is to have a thicker denture or one that would include a metal cast in it for extra strength.
When a tooth falls out of the denture it might be a sign of either a poorly made denture or an extra hard bite where that specific tooth is hitting against opposing teeth. The latter issue can be fixed by a dentist once the tooth is repaired.
If more teeth start to come out, the denture might need to be completely remade, since this is a sign that during the processing period some unwanted materials (like wax) weren’t completely removed and created a thin film preventing the teeth from bonding with the acrylic
Denture Repair and Your Responsibility
Here are some tips for you to know and apply if you want the best outcome for your broken denture. First off, DON’TS:
1. Don’t panic or despair.
Most of the time it is possible to repair your denture.
2. Don’t try to fix it yourself.
Although the temptation is to simply find a quick solution and implement it, most of the time it will only hurt the possibility of fixing it correctly.
3. Don’t use super glue in any way, shape or form!
This is important. Stay away from it.
First, you might attach broken pieces incorrectly and it will make matters even worse. But even if you do attach the pieces correctly, super glue will hold them together only for a short while, and once your denture breaks again it will be impossible to repair it.
The breaking line should be clear and unobstructed by any foreign materials, otherwise it will be impossible to attach it exactly the way it should be, and a brand new denture might be the only solution left.
4. Don’t throw out the pieces.
Otherwise the replacement pieces used during the repair might not look exactly the same as the original.
5. Don’t use unsafe objects.
Like fake nails, white paint, or other plastic as a replacement for a missing or a broken tooth. These might hurt your health and cause intraoral allergies and burns.
6. Don’t continue wearing the denture that has a crack.
Once you apply a bit more pressure during eating, that crack will expand and the denture will break in two, which is much harder to repair.
So What Should You Do If Your Denture Breaks, Cracks, or the Tooth Falls Out?
If you follow these simple steps, chances of successfully restoring your denture will rise drastically, so listen closer.
1. Pick up all the pieces and put them in a bag.
Do so even if it’s still in one piece, but there is a crack. Simply stop using it and store it in a safe place.
2. Call a lab/dental office in your area and ask about the timeline as well as the price for your denture repair.
3. If satisfied, drop the denture off, and when picking up make sure the repair quality is satisfactory (shape, shade, fit).
That’s it. Simple, yet only about 50% of patients follow these steps. Keep in mind that in some instances it is impossible to repair the denture due to the nature of the crack or missing, but essential, pieces. In those instances a reline might be necessary to completely replace those missing areas. In other instances, a complete remake will be the only solution.
If those options don’t sound good to you or might be too difficult to afford at the time, visit other offices to get a second and a third opinion. Affordable denture repair is always the best solution, so if you have time on your hands, shop around until you are comfortable with your decision.
We would love to be your first point of contact for your emergency denture repair, especially if you are just visiting Las Vegas and something unexpected happens to your denture. If are looking for fast, cheap and professional service, call us now at (702) 425-1515 !