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What to Do If Dentures Break: A Guide to Handling a Dental Dilemma

Dentures are a cosmetic dentistry solution that help people eat, speak, and smile after losing many teeth. But have you ever wondered what to do if your dentures break? Well, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered!

If your appliance needs a little tender, loving care, contact Gary Horblitt, D.D.S. in Fairfield, CT, today. Dr. Horblitt and his team can make speedy repairs on your appliance to keep you speaking, smiling, and eating with ease. Call (203) 335-1011 to get rapid care!

Protecting your dentures is important. But even with the best care, dentures may need a little fixing from time to time. So, let’s talk about what to do if your dentures break.

Stay Calm

First things first, when you notice that your dentures are broken, it’s super important to stay calm. No need to get upset or scared. These appliances can break, just like anything else, and there are ways to fix them.

Take Them Out Gently

Next, you’ll want to take your broken appliance out of your mouth gently. Carefully wiggle them out to avoid hurting your gums or your real teeth.

Check the Damage

Now that your dentures are out, let’s see what happened. Are they cracked, chipped, or maybe even broken into pieces? Try to figure out how bad the damage is. If it’s just a tiny chip, it might not be a big problem, but if they’re in pieces, we’ve got some work to do.

Collect the Pieces

If your dentures are in bits and pieces, it’s like a puzzle, and our Fairfield dentist needs all the pieces. Carefully collect all the broken bits and put them in a safe place, like a container or a plastic baggie.

Don’t Try to Fix Them Yourself

Here’s a super important rule: never, ever try to fix your dentures by yourself with glue or any other adhesive. It might seem like a good idea, but it can make things worse. Some glues may be a quick fix, however, they break down quickly and make the denture unable to be cured with the correct material. We want to make sure they get fixed properly, so leave the fixing to us.

Call the Dentist

Now, it’s time to call our dentist in Fairfield, CT. Tell Dr. Horblitt what happened and ask when you can come in to get your appliance fixed.

Be Patient

While your appliance is being fixed, you might have to go without it for a little bit. Don’t worry – it’s only temporary!

Take Good Care of Your Appliance

Once your dentures are fixed and back in your mouth, it’s super important to take good care of them. Clean them every day, just like you brush your teeth. Use a soft toothbrush and denture cleaner (not regular toothpaste), and handle them very carefully.

Dentures Repair in Fairfield, CT

We know that dental prosthetics are an investment. Luckily, repairs usually average between $100 and $500. Just remember: you should never repair prosthetics by yourself because it can make things much worse. Instead, contact our prosthodontist in Fairfield, CT, for rapid repairs. You can contact our team online, or you can call us at (203) 335-1011 for help with your appliance.


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