Emergency Denture Repairs
Denture repairs can generally be done quickly. It depends on what is required to repair your dentures. We recognise the embarrassment of being seen without your teeth so we will repair them as fast as possible, but we must follow the Infection Control guidelines for everyone's benefit.
Dentures usually break for a reason but persisting with old dentures well beyond their use by date is one of the main causes. Dentures should be relined after 4 years and replaced after 8 years and sometimes even less, depending on your teeth grinding habits.
Dentures repairs require a specialised repair process. Before we can touch them (and after the repair), the denture must be thoroughly cleaned and soaked in appropriate cleaning agents.
Using the broken denture as a model (or in some cases we need to take an impression), we pour a plaster model, grind the broken surfaces, mix new acrylic and pour it into the join. They then need to be cured in a pressurized curing unit. Once cured they are trimmed, polished and cleaned.
If you have an urgent repair, please phone our Clinic on 8338 5566 for an appointment. We will make our services available as fast as possible.