How can you fix a broken denture?

How can you fix a broken denture?


Broken dentures are never a fun experience. Having a broken denture seriously affects our normal eating and speaking habits. And it seems our dentures seem to break at the worst possible time. Whether it be your first date, a big presentation at work, whatever the circumstances we are sure you will need to have your dentures repaired quickly.


Why shouldn’t you fix broken dentures at home?

It is recommended to contact a dental technician as soon as possible in the case of broken dentures. Dental technicians have the expertise to accurately figure out whether your dentures can be repaired or have to be completely replaced. One main reason why you shouldn’t attempt to fix broken dentures at home is it is not as easy as applying glue and your dentures will be fixed. Dentures are made of plastic and glue contains volatile solvents that can wreak havoc on the plastic, causing the edges to bend and distort. In the worst case scenarios, if you attempt to glue back your dentures yourself a dental technician may not be able to fix your dentures as the glue will be impossible to remove- meaning you will have to buy a whole new set of dentures.

However, in the case of an emergency you should purchase a denture repair kit which is available at your local drugstore to give a basic, temporary repair to your dentures. Keep in mind, your denture repair kit provides only temporary repair to your denture and you must contact a dental technician as soon as possible.

How much does denture repairs cost?

Every broken denture is a unique case. The cost of repair largely depends on the damage incurred by your denture. Typically, denture repair costs between $125 to $225.

Steps to ensure further protecting of your dentures:

Over time, your dentures will start to deteriorate from wear and tear under the daily stress they face. However, there are certain steps that you can take to ensure your dentures last longer.

  • Rinse your dentures after eating.
  • Handle your dentures carefully.
  • Brush your dentures daily.
  • Soak your dentures overnight.

Which is the best glue for denture repairs?

When you are choosing a glue for fixing your dentures, it is important to buy a waterproof brand which is meant for dental use. According to our experts, the best glue for denture repairs is dental-grade resin. It is the most durable type and meant for dental use. The only downside is it can be a little costly if you are on a budget.

Persaud Dental Laboratory:

If you notice your dentures have broken in half or require help in repairing or replacing your dentures, Persaud Dental Laboratory is your friend in need. We provide the most affordable fix on broken dentures, whether you require a full denture set or you need to have your broken dentures repaired, our experts are always ready to help you. Feel free to contact us or email us for dental services and queries.

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