Denture Repair

Hansen Denture Center

Anthony J. Hansen, LD

Denturist located in Bellingham, WA

Over time, your dentures can crack, chip, break, or wear down. At Hansen Denture Center in Bellingham, Washington, Anthony J. Hansen, LD, can repair your dentures in as little as a few hours, depending on what’s needed. For pricing and time needed to complete your denture repair, call the office or book your appointment online.

Denture Repair Q & A

How can dentures break?

Dentures can break for a variety of reasons, yet Dr. Hansen makes them from materials that allow for repairs.

Most dentures have a lifespan of five to ten years, so normal wear and tear could cause them to break. Violating proper denture care by eating a lot of acidic food, chewing gum, or biting your nails can cause them to break down.

Other ways your dentures can break or crack is if you drop them or they’re not properly fitted to your gums and jaw.

Your denture can break in multiple places, including the:

  • Prosthetic teeth themselves
  • Pink base
  • Clasps from a partial denture

It’s important that you visit Dr. Hansen immediately after you notice potential problems with your dentures because you need them to eat normally and speak correctly. The longer you wait to visit Hansen Denture Center, the worse your quality of life can become.

What’s the most common cause of dentures breaking?

According to Hawler Medical University, the most common way to fracture your dentures is when they don’t fit correctly. When your dentures are in your mouth, you’re chewing, biting down, and applying continual force that can eventually cause micro-fractures in the denture material. Eventually, these micro-fractures worsen and create a bigger fracture.

One of the best options to make sure your dentures fit properly is to have Dr. Hansen reline them in office. It’s a quick procedure that’s done in less than one day.

What do I do if my dentures break?

If a part of your denture breaks, remove it, dry it off, and evaluate the damage. What part of your denture broke determines if you’ll need another denture or if Dr. Hansen can repair them.

Dr. Hansen and his staff can repair most dentures the same day you come into Hansen Denture Center. This isn’t always the case but depends on how bad the damage is or whether the team needs to take impressions.

Hansen Denture Center can repair your dentures quickly. For specific questions about your denture repair, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.