How Your Dentist Can Help
During your consultation, your dentist will assess the damage, determine the extent of the repair, and provide a cost estimate and turnaround time. Most dentists can repair the dentures in their office or work with local labs to complete high-quality repairs with a quick turnaround time. A dentist can typically repair simple or complex dentures including:
- Broken dentures
- Cracked dentures
- Shattered dentures
- Chipped teeth
- Loose teeth
- Missing teeth
- A piece of acrylic base that falls off
If you do not have an extra pair of dentures, ask your dentist whether he or she can provide same-day repair. If not, most labs can return your dentures within a day or two. If the damage was caused by poor fit, your dentist may recommend relining or rebasing your dentures.
However, if the damage is too extensive, your dentist may recommend replacing your dentures entirely. To help you maintain your ability to eat and speak, your dentist will also discuss your temporary replacement options with you.