How Denture Repairs Are Performed

How Denture Repairs Are Performed

If you’ve broken your dentures, don’t panic. Don’t try to wear dentures while they are damaged, as this can cause pain in your mouth and further damage to the dentures. Don’t try to repair your dentures yourself since using glue at home can be dangerous for your health. To avoid bad denture repairs, take your dentures to a professional. Denture clinics can repair dentures so that they can fit comfortably and feel as though they were never damaged. Denture repairs will take a few steps, but once your repair is completed, your dentures will be as strong and comfortable as they were before the damage occurred and you can wear them without worry.

Denture Repairs

The Type Of Damage
There is more than one type of denture damage. Denture teeth can chip or come out of the denture, the base of the denture can break, cracks can develop, and more. The type of denture damage will determine how your dentures are repaired. Denture teeth can be individually repaired and replaced, as can denture base breaks. Typically, mild denture repairs can be completed quickly and you can have your dentures back on the same day. More severe damage may take longer, but these denture repairs will also be fairly quick if your denturist makes their dentures in-house.

Mild Damage
If the base (which is the part of the denture that looks like your gums) breaks, it will need to be relined and set into place. Your denturist will clean off the dentures and use an adhesive to repair the break. Sometimes your denturist may need to remove a bit of the existing material to place a better, stronger adhesive on the dentures. This can be done on the base, but if a denture tooth comes out, some parts of the gum surrounding the tooth may also be removed and replaced. If the denture teeth only have a small crack or chip, they can be repaired without needing to be replaced.

Severe Damage
If your denture is fully split, if pieces of your denture are missing, or if denture teeth are damaged to the point that they can’t be salvaged, you will need more extensive denture repairs. A mold will be made of your mouth and the denturist will make a new denture base or tooth, depending on the damage. But this doesn’t mean you need to get an entirely new denture; your denturist will use the undamaged teeth from your existing dentures so that costs are minimized.

Relines And Rebases
Two common forms of denture repairs are relines and rebases. A denture rebase is when the denture base has to be replaced. While this is sometimes due to severe damage, it can also be necessary if dentures become warped, which typically occurs if the dentures are left out of water overnight. Denture relines are an adjustment to the denture that ensures proper denture fit. A denture reline may be needed if dentures get dropped and no longer fit quite right, but denture relines are often needed as your mouth naturally changes shape over time.

Denture Repairs In Calgary

If your dentures have become broken or damaged or are causing discomfort, reach out to the qualified and professional denture repair team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic. We will repair your dentures and have you feeling confident and comfortable in no time. Our team offers relines, rebases, and emergency denture repairs so that no matter the problem, you can get back to eating, speaking, and smiling quickly. To speak with the team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary, you can visit the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary Denturist, call 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: What do I do if my denture cracks or breaks?
A: The first step is to call or visit your denturist right away if your denture requires repairs. Depending on the break, the denture clinic may be able to repair the denture in one day. If the denture needs replacing or repairs that are expected to take longer, your denturist will be able to advise on what to do in the meantime.

Q: Can I fix dentures at home?
A: The drug store does sell emergency denture repair kids but note that these are only meant for a temporary fix while you book into your denture clinic. Denture repairs can be complex and when not completed properly you may find yourself with a further damaged or completely unusable denture.

Q: How do I prevent my dentures from breaking?
A: Most denture breaks can be mitigated with proper maintenance, care, replacement, and repair of minor damage. However, a denture may break in half if it is too old, worn down, or has been dropped or hit suddenly.

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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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