The main way dentures are damaged is by dropping them when they are being removed or inserted.
Dentures can also become weakened and break if they no longer fit the mouth properly, because of gum shrinkage and change of shape.
Subjecting dentures to too much force over a long period of time through teeth grinding, for example, is another cause of damage.
A Dental Technician can usually repair cracked or fractured dentures, insert strengtheners into dentures and remove stains.
They can also repair chips in the artificial teeth or replace ones that have broken off. If your dentures are quite old and have broken several times, it may be necessary to have a new set made.
Dentures that have had teeth added or fractured multiple times are generally not very comfortable to wear as they no longer fit that well.
Last Updated: 4th January 2023 at 9:45 am