Same-Day Denture Repair in East Village, NYC
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Seeking Immediate Denture Repair is Vital
One mistake patients make is neglecting prompt repair. What starts as a small crack or chip can eventually develop into significant damage that may be expensive to repair or even require replacement. Our repair experts will thoroughly evaluate the damage and determine the best approach to address it.
What Causes Dentures to Break
With age, your dentures are more susceptible to cracking and breakage even if you follow your dentist’s advice regarding proper cleaning and storing of your dentures. As you age your mouth changes shape and causes your denture to have a looser fit. As you talk or chew your food, the plates will move more in your mouth.
This means that the plastic is repeatedly flexed where the suction is trying to keep it in your mouth. As with any flexible plastic, repeated flexing of the same part will cause breakage. There is also a risk that repeated flexing can cause the false teeth embedded in the plate to become loose or break off. This can be prevented by having your denture relined when it gets loose.
How Do You Repair Dentures
If your denture breaks and you come to see us get it repaired, we will not simply glue the pieces back together. Gluing the pieces may be one step of the process but only if there is one clear line where the denture has fractured (ie not lots of cracks or a shatter). Glue is only used to temporarily attach the pieces together to hold them in place for the repairing procedure.
Once the pieces are in place our technician will pour either a silicone compound or a plaster mix inside the denture to cast a mold of the original shape. The final step is for our technician to remove a thin slice from the plastic on either side of the crack and replace it with new acrylic. This means that your denture is actually stronger after it has been mended than when it was before it broke!
The denture is remade to exactly the same specification and measurements except the acrylic plate is stronger. If one of the false teeth has come loose from the plate the same procedure is followed where the old plastic is removed from around the damaged area and replaced with new acrylic, making the bond stronger than ever.