Although dentures are designed to withstand daily use, including chewing and biting, they are more delicate than natural teeth and can therefore be easily damaged. Dentures are made from metal or acrylic which can become damaged if mishandled and can weaken after extended use.
Why are my dentures breaking?
There are a number of potential reasons for your dentures breaking. Perhaps the most obvious of these is the accidental dropping of your dentures. Unfortunately this is quite common and often occurs when cleaning your dentures, for example if they are dropped into a sink or on the floor.
See our blog on “How can you extend the life of your dentures?” for advice on how to avoid this.
Another common cause is the denture fracturing in the mouth when in use. This can be caused by many things, including a problem with your bite, or wearing the dentures too much or not enough. For example, many people grind their teeth or clench their jaw while they sleep which can cause the denture to weaken, leading to breakage. Avoiding bad habits when wearing your dentures will help you reduce the risk of your dentures breaking.
If you are reading this blog post, you are more than likely experiencing some problems with your dentures breaking. There are a number of potential reasons for this. Find out why your dentures are breaking here.
How can broken dentures be repaired?
You may have read that you can fix your dentures yourself if they break. We strongly advise that you do not attempt to super glue the denture or use a store bought repair kit as this will have a detrimental effect and, in most cases, can make it impossible to repair.
If your dentures are chipped or broken, they can most likely be repaired without a problem. For these types of repairs, your denture technician will remove the damaged tooth and replace it with a new tooth which has been shaped and colour matched to the rest of the denture teeth.
Dentures are not always fixable but we will do our very best to fix all manner of repairs.
At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we provide a fast and reliable high quality denture repair service
Our denture repair services include replacing broken, chipped or lost teeth, repairing cracked or broken dentures and the strengthening of dentures. When you come to one of our clinics with your broken dentures, our team of friendly staff will assess your case and repair it making it as good as new and ready for use immediately after collection.
If the damage has occurred whilst you are wearing the denture or has happened multiple times, there is likely to be an underlying reason for this. We offer a free denture consultation with George, our Clinical Dental Technician to have your dentures checked over.
How long will it take to repair broken dentures?
Your broken dentures can be fixed within hours of them breaking. Here at Kevin Manners Denture Clinics you don’t have to wait days or even weeks for your broken dentures to be repaired. We offer express high quality denture repairs while you wait because we know how important it is for you to not be left without a smile for too long.
Do you need a denture repair?
Dentures are incredibly durable, however- much like natural teeth- they require regular care or maintenance. To maintain the quality, functionality, and aesthetics of your dentures it may be necessary to seek occasional repairs.
Depending on your reason for needing a denture repair it may be necessary to seek an emergency appointment. There are some occasions, however, when you may be able to wait to see your denturist for a repair. Do you need an emergency denture repair?
It’s important to take action to prevent problems with your dentures. Regular denture check-ups and at home maintenance can help prevent any small issues from becoming bigger and will extend the life of your dentures.
At Kevin Manners Denture Clinics we provide a 24 hour denture repair service. We understand that a smile is the key to confidence for so many people. We can help you get your denture back as good as new, any time of day.
If you require denture repairs, contact us for a FREE consultation. Please call 07801 854177 if you require emergency repairs to your dentures when our clinics are closed
We have clinics in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield but our 24 hour denture repair service covers many more areas.