If you have broken your dentures you need to know what’s the best method of denture repairs.
You have basically three choices:
- Visit a dentist
- Visit a denture repair laboratory
- Fix your dentures at home
Dentists may be able to repair your dentures in their onsite laboratory, if they are lucky enough to have one. If not, they might have to send them off to a dental lab.
A denture repair lab can cut out the middle man saving you time and money. It could work out much cheaper than visiting your dentist.
If it is not a big repair that needs doing you could also buy a denture repair kit from your local store.
How long it takes for your teeth to be fixed all depends on the size of the job. If it is a partial denture and you have a tiny crack then it should not take long at all.
To fix a full denture that is snapped in half will take longer than doing a quick spot repair on false teeth.
Bad breaks and cracks mean that a repair could make them weak, and more likely to break again.
Dentures are extremely expensive, and no matter how well you care for them accidents can happen. You may bite on something hard and crack them, an accident or fall could damage them, and many false teeth have been broken after an accidental hit in the mouth from a ball.
If you have only cracked your teeth slightly, then you can probably just fix them yourself at home.
Using denture repair glue can save you a small fortune.
If you have dental insurance the majority of policies will cover some of the cost of your dental repair work. Some policies may even cover up to 50% of the total cost to have them repaired.
Make sure you check out your dental cover before you pay a large sum of money to get your dentures fixed.
If you do not have dental insurance your broken denture repair costs could be a fortune. However, there are organizations who provide low cost or free denture repairs in certain circumstances.
Many of the free dental treatment events, which generally treat people on low incomes, will offer a denture repair service.
However, this could mean waiting until there was an event near you, or making the journey to an event elsewhere. Therefore, this may not be a quick solution to fix your broken false teeth.
Modern day dentures, such as flexible dentures, are less likely to break because of the materials used to make them.
You can look online and find the closest denture repair laboratory to you. You should also be able to get a rough estimate of how much it is likely to cost to get your dentures fixed.
If your false teeth are beyond repair, then you always have the cheaper option of a DIY kit to make dentures.
You can always seek some advice from your local dentist who will be happy to help you and tell you the best way to get your denture repairs work done.