8 Signs Your Dentures Need to Be Repaired

Are your dentures feeling uncomfortable or loose-fitting? Here are some of the most common signs that you need to visit your local denture clinic for a denture repair.

Dentures are a wonderful tooth replacement solution in that they allow you to have a beautiful, natural looking smile even if you are missing one or more teeth.

 However, it’s important to remember that the quality of your denture solution will only look as good as the effort you put into maintaining them. Failure to look after or quickly repair your dentures will lead to problems including:

  • Broken dentures
  • Painful mouth sores
  • Difficulties chewing and speaking
  • Discomfort

At our Calgary denture clinic, we offer comprehensive denture repairs for all types of denture solutions including full/partial dentures and implant-supported dentures to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for life.


8 Signs You Need Denture Repairs

Dentures are an innovative tooth replacement option which allow our Calgary patients to speak, eat and smile normally. However, if you have opted for this denture solution, it’s important to know how to care for them properly to ensure they last as long as possible.

Some of the signs that you may require an immediate visit to your denture clinic for repairs include:

1. Broken Dentures

If you drop your dentures, step on them, or put too much pressure on them, you may end up breaking a replacement tooth. DO NOT attempt to reattach this by yourself using a household adhesive or over-the-counter repair kit.

Trying to fix this at home may result in an irregular fit and oral problems in the future. If you have dropped and broken your dentures, it’s important to visit your nearest denture clinic as soon as possible to have them repaired.

2. Chipped/Cracked Dentures

Not every drop will break an entire tooth. Instead, you may notice that small accidents will cause chips, pits or cracks in your dentures instead. While these may not immediately threaten the function of your denture, they will create sharp, uneven surfaces that can irritate or cut soft tissue.

It’s important to quickly repair these denture defects so they don’t become bigger over time, requiring a full denture replacement.

3. Difficulty Chewing

One of the main goals of a quality denture solution is to restore normal eating habits. While it’s normal to need time to adjust to your new dentures, if you notice increased difficulty chewing later on, it may be a sign that you need your dentures to be refit to the exact shape of your gums.

4. Discomfort

If you invest in a pair of quality dentures, you should never experience any discomfort. It’s important to visit your denture clinic if you notice any:

  • Uneven pressure on your gums
  • Jaw soreness
  • Oral sores
  • Looseness

 If you experience any sharp pain near or on your canine teeth, especially when biting down, this may indicate bone reabsorption and it’s important to address this issue with your denturist as soon as possible.

5. Changes in Facial Shape

Your teeth play a large role in keeping your cheeks looking full and even. Your denture solution is designed to perform this task just as effectively as natural teeth. So if you do notice any changes to your cheek or jawline appearance, it’s likely you may need a denture repair or adjustment.

6. Changes in Denture Fit

Your top dentures should suction smoothly to your gums while your bottom dentures should float above your gums, but stay in your mouth easily.  If you opt for partial dentures, they should stay in line with your natural teeth without any significant movement.

If your dentures don’t fit as they should, or you notice that the fit changes suddenly, it’s likely that they require some adjustment. 

REMEMBER: Getting the correct fit is key to eliminating any painful pressure sores. However NEVER attempt to bend or reshape your dentures as this may break them. 

7. Gum Irritation/Oral Sores

When you first wear your dentures, they may feel strange and foreign but once you acclimate, they should never cause gum irritation. It’s important to watch out for signs of this including:

  • Raw spots
  • Inflammation
  • Bleeding

 These symptoms may indicate a defect in the denture’s surface which is why it’s always important never to settle for cheap dentures. However, you can also combat these symptoms by maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine at home including using a soft toothbrush on your dentures twice a day.

8. Stains or Bad Breath

It’s important to care for your dentures according to your denturist’s recommendations. This usually includes brushing and regular rinsing. Take this time to also inspect your dentures for any structural problems (chips, breaks, cracks etc)

Also look for staining and schedule an appointment at your denture clinic if you notice any odors lingering even after a thorough cleaning. 


Denture Repairs at Our Calgary Denture Clinic

At Future Smiles, we believe everyone has the right to a beautiful smile which is why we offer affordable, quality denture solutions as well as flexible payment plans and house calls to make your denture experience as pleasant as possible.

In addition, we offer FREE denture repairs for the first 3-6 months, depending on which type of denture solution you have opted for. Our denturist will be able to provide best-care advice and oral hygiene tips to help keep your smile healthy for many years to come.

Call Today

To find out more about our quality denture services, including denture implants, contact our Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016.


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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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