You never know what mishaps can suddenly happen to your dentures – and when you least expect it. We’re here to repair or reline your dentures as quickly as possible to keep you looking your best.
A variety of circumstance can lead to a damaged denture and should be addressed immediately. Repairs restore a fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition. Daedalus Denture Concepts can often provide denture repair procedures on a same day basis. Jeff will advise you of the condition of your denture and will recommend steps needed in preventing further breakage.
Chances are at some point in time you’ll need a repair. It may be as small as a chipped tooth or one that pops out – often a very easy and quick repair. A more extensive repair is when the dog transforms your denture into something unrecognizable or an accidental “oops” as your denture falls onto the bathroom tile and breaks into unwearable pieces.
Bring your denture or partial in as soon as you can. It is easiest to fix when the break is clean and the pieces are still available to work with. Most repairs can be made within a couple hours and have you on your way! Broken clasps and odd tooth shades or molds will take longer. Temporary fixes at home can make it very difficult to get an accurate repair. Superglue doesn’t allow a fractured plate or broken tooth to be precisely refitted and it is very difficult to remove (not to mention the toxicity of Superglue).
Please do not try to fix your denture or partial yourself unless you absolutely have no other choice (like popping out a tooth at your granddaughter’s wedding would be one of those times…!). If you must, and again definitely NOT recommended, use only a pin-head size amount of the adhesive of your choosing and no more – just enough to get you by “temporarily”.
Make an appointment with us as soon as possible if any of the following occur:
Broken Dentures: Nothing is worse than a broken denture… Most likely it’s Friday and you’re all set to head out for the evening and then “Oooops…!” “Dropped ‘em…!”. Not only did your dentures land on the bathroom floor, but they broke in two. It’s too late in the evening to call a Denturist for a repair. “Hmmm… Super glue should to the job, right?” Now, not only are they encapsulated in a very flavorable glue with a fingertip imprinted in them, but there is a huge space between the front teeth that wasn’t there before allowing you to now whistle your favorite tunes like never before.
No matter how many times I tell people, “No Super Glue,” I do understand that there is a time for everything, maybe, (although not often, like nearly never) and we never recommend it. Try using denture adhesive first for small repairs, however, if necessary, moderation is the key. Start with the smallest drop possible – you can always add a second drop. Super glue, if not treated with respect, can destroy a denture and it’s not made for human consumption either. When repairing a super glued denture, it is extremely difficult to realign the two halves or reattach a tooth as it was before; this attempt is often followed by ill-fitting appliances or potentially new odd spaces at best.