Advice for Broken Dentures
Even if you take excellent care of your dentures, they can still become damaged. The fragile nature of the materials, combined with the wear and tear of everyday use, makes them susceptible to damage. There are many ways that a denture can be damaged. With frequent handling, there is a high risk of dropping your denture onto a hard surface, and with all that chewing, talking and even temperature changes, a denture is under constant strain.
The most common cause of denture damage is the drop. If your denture falls onto a hard surface such as the sink or tiled floor, it can crack or break the denture plate, chip or break an artificial tooth, or bend or snap a part of the metal frame or clasps. As dentures are handled so frequently for cleaning, it’s likely that they will slip out of your hands at some point.
How to minimise breakages
Always handle your dentures with care, but as a precaution, lay a folded towel down or half fill the sink with water before you remove your dentures. This provides a soft landing in case you do drop them. But if your denture does drop and break, don’t worry as it’s very likely it can be repaired, and that’s where we come in.
What to do if your dentures are damaged
If your denture has broken into two or more pieces, gather the pieces together and keep them safe as this will increase the likelihood that your dentures can be repaired. Then call us on 07957 719 377 or complete our online enquiry form to use our emergency denture repair service. Our qualified dental technicians can perform professional denture repairs to full or partial dentures to get them looking and feeling like new again.