Broken dentures don't have a do-it-yourself solution. They require the help of an expert. Our Richardson, TX team can get you squared away!
At Texas Dental Center, we can provide denture repair for broken dentures so that you can enjoy the many benefits of a complete smile.
Why should you let Texas Dental Center repair your broken dentures?
Promptly Repairing Your Dentures Has Many Benefits
Prevent Further DamagePostponing denture repair, no matter how small the issue, can lead to more serious damage later. In addition to preventing the need for more expensive repairs, a timely repair can protect your oral health.
Improve ComfortDamage such as large cracks can create irritating edges of material that can make wearing your denture uncomfortable. When repairing your denture, the structure and fit will be evaluated to ensure a proper fit.
Natural-looking materials are used to create the most realistic results for denture patients. However, damage can detract from the appearance of your smile. Our repairs can keep your dentures looking natural and help you feel confident in your appearance.
Repairing Your Denture
There are several types of repairs that can be recommended but each depends on the nature of the repair. For the typical cracked denture patients have 2 options- a Repair/Reline or a Rebase.
- Repair/Relines entail placing the denture back together, then taking an impression with the fixed denture in the mouth and then having our lab process a reline so there is adequate bulk of acrylic for the repair. Typically relines take a few hours. We do not warranty these types of repairs. We typically see these repairs last for 6 months to a year. Why not longer? We must use cold cure denture acrylic for relines which is weaker then heat cure acrylic.
- Rebases entail a 24 hour process. Here all of the pink acrylic is removed in the lab and a full thickness of heat cured denture acrylic is processed with the original teeth. The benefits here are: heat cured processing, a brand new denture base, the longest lasting repair (up to 5 years is possible), strongest repair. This is our preferred approach to a cracked denture.
- Dr. Damon will go over your options in the office and we can generate the fees for both types of repairs.
Broken Metal Clasp on a Partial
Unfortunately, there is no metal repair. This type of break will require a completely new cast metal partial. However, in the meantime we can add a bendable clasp and adapt it to your tooth so that there is some security while the new cast partial is being made.