Chewing the fat about denture repairs

You've always taken great care of your dentures, cleaning them, storing them securely at night and keeping them away from pets and curious children, but sometimes accidents happen.

If your dentures have become damaged, or if they just don't fit the way they should, a dentist specialising in denture repairs is just what you need to improve your comfort and quality of life.


Sometimes dentures can become broken. Cracks can develop, a tooth can come loose and occasionally dentures just don't fit like they used to. Dentists who specialise in dental prostheses are highly experienced in rectifying problems and carrying out upgrades, and they are equipped to treat a host of denture problems.

Some common denture repairs, include:

  • Securing wobbly teeth

  • Replacing lost teeth

  • Improving the way dentures fit.


Having your dentures repaired is a multi-part process that varies depending on the repairs that are necessary. The repair process generally comprises:

  • An assessment of the condition of your dentures aimed at pinpointing the source of the trouble and determining what needs to be fixed.

  • Measuring your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit.

  • Moulding your current denture.

  • Strengthening it and carrying out repairs such as replacing lost teeth.

  • Curing and polishing your dentures.

  • Replacing them in your mouth.


The time it takes to repair your dentures will depend on the type and extent of the damage. Your dentist will advise you on the time needed to complete the process.


After you have your dentures repaired it's important to continue to care for them, and often establishing a routine will help you with this. The following aspects are important in keeping your dentures in tip top condition:

  • Understanding the best way to place dentures in your mouth, and remove them again. Forcing your dentures into place can hurt your mouth and cause damage to your dentures, so once you have your dentures repaired ensure you get advice from your dental professional about the best way to do this.

  • After you have had changes made to your dentures they may feel unusual in your mouth, so take it easy when it's time to eat. Start with small bites of softer foods, chew slowly and try to spread your chewing to both sides of your mouth.

  • Give your dentures a safe bed at night by storing them in a secure place.

  • Clean them carefully with a toothbrush, soap and water to keep them free from stains and odour.

Damaged and ill-fitting dentures can impact your enjoyment of food and your social interactions, making you uncomfortable and ill at ease. If your dentures have been damaged, speak to your dentist about affordable and rapid denture repairs today, and start smiling again.