Loosing your teeth is one thing, and having a denture is another. But when your denture breaks unexpectedly, it can really effect your every day life.
The first thing to determine is if the denture can be repaired. If the denture has a clean break and it is in a couple of pieces, then the chances are looking good. If it is in many small pieces you may require a new full denture.
If your denture is pink (acrylic) then it could be a simple repair job that can be completed while you wait (case dependant). Chrome (metal) dentures are more difficult to repair and may not be possible (one of the disadvantages of metal dentures is the difficulty in repairs if they occur).
When your dentures break it is important to keep them moist. If they dry out, further damage can occur and this could lead to dentures that are not repairable. Call us as soon as they break and we can advise on suitable appointments and what to do next.
If for any reason your denture is not repairable, we can discuss suitable alternative options to get a new denture. We will always strive to repair your current denture and will give you honest and impartial advice so you have all the information to make an educated decision on how you would like to proceed.
Call us today to find out if your denture is repairable.