ADDRESS

Unit L Islington Wharf
Penryn, Falmouth, TR10 8AT

PHONE

01326712352

Denture repairs

denture repair

Denture repair service while you wait in Penryn and Falmouth, Cornwall.

A denture may be damaged or broken if it is accidentally dropped on a hard surface. This frequently occurs during the cleaning process, therefore it is always advisable to clean your denture over a basin of water. A denture may not initially break into two or more pieces and may instead have a small fracture line which will compromise the flexural strength of the denture and mean it is no longer able to withstand the masticatory forces that are applied whilst biting and chewing food, and so your denture is likely to break very soon.


What should you do?

While it cause you distress at not having your denture, we at Care denture advise that you do not attempt the repair yourself either with superglue or a repair kit, as doing so may actually make it impossible or add further cost onto restoring your denture. Repairing and making dentures requires specialist equipment and qualified and experienced technicians.

If your denture has broken contact us immediately via phone, or use the website contact form if out of hours, and we aim to have your denture repaired while you wait.

 

But if you absolutely have to superglue your denture as a temporary fix for aesthetic reasons only, then make sure it is dry and use only a very tiny amount. Superglue is not meant to be used in the mouth!


How long does it take to do the repair?

Most dentures can be repaired while you wait and within 1 hour but this can depend on the type of repair, the extent of the damage or if someone has already attempted a D.I.Y repair. We will assess the damage before we undertake the repair and advise on price and longevity of the repair and any other options that may be available. In some cases, it may be necessary for us to take an impression of your mouth before we can begin the process of restoring your denture.


What should I do if my denture breaks?

  • Keep all the pieces together
  • Please try to avoid using super glue
  • Please do not attempt the repair yourself
  • Contact us as soon as possible and we will advise the best time to come and see us, or if you require an out of hours appointment.

Do it yourself repair kits may seem like a cheaper option initially, but you could render the denture unrepairable or make it more costly to put it right. It is far better to have the repair done by a professional. 


Can they be repaired?

If the denture is broken into 2 or more pieces and can be located back together, then normally it can be repaired. However, if the denture is old or has broken many times before without a successful repair, then it may be time to consider a new denture.

We can repair, add and replace missing or broken teeth to your denture as well as adjustments and cleaning.

 

 

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