Denture Repair

Everything you need to know about Denture Repair Solutions offered by Richmond Denture Clinic

Repairs can restore fractured or damaged denture close to its original condition. We will be happy to advise you on the condition of your dentures and how to avoid further damage. The clinic can often provide denture repair procedures on a same-day basis.

What is Denture Repair |
Everything you need to know

Denture repair is the act of doing a procedure on your denture to fix or maintain it. The following are types of denture repair: Relining, Rebasing, Replacement, and Readjustment. Undergoing this is a normal thing and you should expect to do so regularly. Dentures are constantly maintained to make sure they look good as new, feel comfortable, and fix minor damages so the dentures can last longer. With regular maintenance, these can last up to 10 years.

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Different Denture Repair Services We Offer Here at Richmond Denture Clinic

There are different denture repair solutions for every patient’s situation. In some cases, it only needs to be adjusted while some instances may call for a denture replacement altogether.


Denture Replacement

Denture replacement refers to replacing the prosthesis with a new one. This is typically done if they are old or worn out. Dentures are typically replaced every 7-10 years depending on each patient’s lifestyle. Some signs that tell you when you need replacement are loose dentures, speech difficulties, discomfort, and/or damaged/discolored. These signs aren’t guaranteed symptoms but something to look out for. Sometimes all you need are either denture reline, rebase, or adjustment, or a combination of the given dental solutions.


Denture Reline

A procedure that provides a new fit for you and your denture without the need of replacing them. A relining is done if the patient experiences discomfort. This procedure reduces a small amount of the plate and applies soft or hard resin. After this procedure, you will be asked to bite onto the denture to mold the resin into place.
There are different kinds of reline procedures which are the following:

  • Hard Relining - The standard relining process. Uses hard resin which is more durable compared to soft resin. Hard resin doesn’t feel uncomfortable but can cause irritation and discomfort with sensitive gums.
  • Soft Relining - The relining process that’s more common in people with sensitive gums. Soft resin is less durable than hard resin but is much more suitable for sensitive gums.

Denture Rebase

Unlike relining where you only replace the surface of the denture that touches gum tissue, rebase replaces the whole material that the artificial teeth are attached to. This is done if there is significant damage to the plate or if the plate is worn out. Dentists choose rebasing over relining when the artificial teeth are still in good condition.


Denture Adjustment

This procedure molds your denture into another desired format by adjusting it. Adjustments are typically used to improve comfort and make them fit better in your mouth. These are usually done regularly since prolonged use affects the gums. By adjusting, the discomfort caused by this effect will be reduced.

How Would You Know if You Need to Get Denture Repairs

Here are a few signs to look out for to figure out whether you need denture repairs or not. The following are a few things to look out for to know whether you need to get repairs:

  • Discomfort- Discomfort may mean a number of things, but it’s still a good sign to get them checked.
  • Gum irritation- Irritation is a sign that the dentures apply too much stress on the gums.
  • Difficulty Chewing - Difficulty chewing may mean that the dentures are coming loose or beginning to wear out.

The dentures themselves might be damaged or discoloured, which indicates a need for maintenance.

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Why You Should Choose Richmond Denture Clinic for Your Denture Repair

Richmond Denture Clinic offers quality services that will ensure long-lasting, durable results. When your dentures are damaged, please do not attempt to fix them by yourself. They require professional repair and may damage it further if you do it yourself. Don’t worry; we’ll provide you with the most optimal options, whatever your situation might be. How to fix broken dentures? Come to Richmond Denture Clinic.

FAQs about denture repairs

Here are some commonly asked questions that you might have in mind about best denture repair, let us help you answer all of these.

Should I fix my dentures at home?
Under no circumstance should you fix them at home. There are different procedures that cater to different damages and failing to use the proper one may result in doing more harm than good. Instead of trying to salvage it by yourself, you should let us handle it.
Can I use regular glue to fix my dentures?
Avoid using regular glue such as super glue or gorilla glue to attempt fixing them by yourself. There is a certain material used in broken dentures called denture acrylic which is the material that makes up the pink part. Fixing dentures require professional repair with denture acrylic that we at Richmond Denture Clinic offer.
Should I fix a tooth that has fallen out of my denture?
Yes, but do not attempt to do it by yourself. Using regular household glue will not hold it in and may cause more harm than good. Instead, you can come to Richmond Denture Clinic which is one of the best denture repair solutions.
Why do my dentures keep falling out?
It’s possible that you may need to adjust them. Overtime, the gums that come in contact with the dentures thin out or get smaller which make them loose. In these cases, the best denture fix would be to undergo adjustment or relining procedure.
What does a broken denture plate mean?
In dentures, there are two distinguishable parts: the artificial teeth and the pink acrylic apart, the plate. When we refer to a broken plate, it could possibly mean that it’s partially damaged or the plate broke in half. Depending on the degree of damage, the best denture repair would be either relining or rebasing.

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