Denture Repair

Herman Castaneda, D.D. -  - Denturist

Premier Denture Center

Herman Castaneda, D.D.

Denturist located in Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and Everett WA

Herman Castaneda understands that few things are more frustrating — or potentially dangerous — than a broken denture. That’s why he offers denture repairs as part of the comprehensive denture services available at Premier Denture Center located in Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and Everett Washington. If you find yourself in need of denture repairs, contact the office right away to schedule an appointment. Online scheduling is available, which makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule.

Denture Repair Q & A

How can dentures break?

Your dentures are very durable, but they can break under certain circumstances. Some of the more common breaks include:

  • A piece of the base material chips or breaks off
  • A tooth cracks or falls out
  • The denture breaks in half

There are several ways you can break your dentures. In some cases, dropping your dentures can cause cracks or knock a tooth out of the anchoring material. In other cases, you can snap your partial dentures if you bite down on them to adjust their fit.

Clenching or grinding your teeth can also cause breaks, as can using your teeth as tools to pry open containers or hold items in your mouth. You should always strive to care for your dentures the same way you would your natural teeth.

How are dentures repaired?

Herman Castaneda can repair most types of damage. The process begins with an appointment to allow him to examine your dentures and to determine the kind and extent of the damage.

Some breaks can be repaired the same day, while others may require a few days to repair. Premier Denture Center has an on-site denture lab and strives to complete most repairs within the same day.

Are at-home denture repair kits effective?

Several products on the market promise to repair your dentures. These products, though, can cause a great deal of harm, both to your dentures and to your natural tissue.

To begin with, the glue used in some of these products contains hazardous. The substances professionals use to repair dentures have undergone rigorous safety testing.

Besides, attempting to repair your dentures can lead to rough areas that can irritate or damage your natural tissue. That can cause open sores and an accompanying risk of infection. Over time, tissue damage can change the shape of your gums, causing your dentures to no longer fit or function properly.

Finally, attempting to repair your dentures can damage them even more. That can make them irreparable, and lead to the need for a completely new set. In this way, what began as an effort to save money on a professional repair can cost you far more in the long run.

If your dentures are damaged or broken, schedule an appointment by phone or online at Premier Denture Center to have them repaired.