No matter how careful you are with your dentures, you can have an accident and break them. Unfortunately, it can happen at the most inopportune moments, leaving you with gaps or even unable to chew. You likely have extra light bulbs, a spare tire and even extra glasses, possibly even several. Chances are that you currently do not have an extra set of dentures. Do you want to be left with broken dentures and no backup? Luckily, the Texas Denture Clinic has an in house lab offering same day denture repair at either our Dallas or Fort Worth office.
There are typically 2 different types of denture breakages - denture tooth breakage or coming off the denture; or the denture breaking in half. Either way the denture may be able to be repaired. Please note: do not try to fix a cracked denture yourself. If you try to glue the denture back together and you do not get it 100% Correct then you have guaranteed that you just eliminated any chance of getting that denture repaired. We are able to fix broken dentures Monday - Thursday. There is no emergency denture repair available.
Denture repairs can take about one hour if it is simple like repairing a denture tooth, or if cracked it may take up to four hours. This is a far cry from other dentists who do not have an in house lab - there it may take days even up to a week or more!
Your dentures can break for any number of reasons, but the leading cause is time. Over time, bone resorption or atrophy occurs causing the supporting tissues to have a slight gap between the denture and the gums. Dentures usually require relining every 2-3 years. After 5-7 years, it is time to replace them altogether. Did you know your dentures are involved in 1,200,000 million chewing cycles every year!
First step is the consultation. Dr. Damon, Dr. Blankenshp, or Dr. Secola will evaluate if your broken denture can be fixed and if so - how. Often times we need to take a reline impression for either a reline or a rebase. Using this, we grind down the broken areas and then add acrylic to repair it. After, they have to be cured, trimmed and polished before the final cleaning. Then returned to you... fixed!
If you are needing a denture repair in Dallas or Fort Worth we have 2 offices to serve you. One near downtown Fort Worth off Summit Ave and the other is convientenly located on I-75 and Belt Line Rd in Richardson. Give us a call today - Dallas (972) 808 - 6008 and Fort Worth (817) 336 - 2121.