Repairs

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 damage


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 elsewhere.


What should you do if your denture breaks?

Do not use superglue or attempt to fix it yourself in anyway.
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.

Call the confa-dental lab to get your denture repaired: