Why do dentures break? Simple- they are made of acrylic, which is the same material sun glasses are made out of. So when the time comes and your denture breaks, you need a dental office that can get you back together quickly! At Texas Dental Center in Richardson, TX, we have our own In House Lab so we can get your denture put back together quickly.
The pink denture acrylic can crack down the middle, or the "flanges" which are the edges of the denture can break due to dropping. This is why we suggest to clean dentures over a bowl of water.
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.
This is the more common type of denture repair. Denture teeth are also mostly made out of acrylic which is also prone to repair. Denture teeth can pop out of the denture base, or fracture. These repairs can be fixed easily in our In House Lab.
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.
Call our offices to get your repair made quickly. To reach our Richardson, TX dental office- call 972 808 6008.