How can dentures become damaged?
The main way dentures are damaged is by getting dropped when
they are being removed or inserted. Dentures can also become
weakened if they no longer fit properly when your gums
shrink and change shape. Dentures being subjected to too
much force over a long period of time, through teeth
grinding for example, is another cause of damage.
Tips for preventing damage to your dentures
- If your dentures no longer fit comfortably, visit
confa-dental. The longer you wear them when they
are not in the correct position, the more likely it is that
they may break.
- Stand over a towel or a sink of water when removing and
inserting dentures, which will cushion the fall if you do
accidentally drop them
- Always take care when handling your dentures to prevent
Can they be repaired?
confa-dental can usually repair cracked or
fractured dentures, strengthen dentures and remove stains.
We can also repair chips in the artificial teeth or
replace ones that have fallen out. If your dentures are
quite old and have broken several times, it may be necessary
to have a new set made. Dentures that have suffered a lot of
damage are generally not very comfortable to wear and don't
work as efficiently.
We're happy to see you if you have had your dentures made
What should you do if your denture breaks?
Do not use superglue or attempt to fix it yourself in
If possible keep all the broken pieces together and soak
them in a glass of cold water until your appointment with
confa-dental. Letting the denture dry out
too much may cause it to warp and lead to further damage.