Denture repairs and fixing cost, are there alternative treatments?

Denture repairs and fixing cost, are there alternative treatments?

Denture repairs and fixing cost, is there an alternative to dentures?

The best alternative to dentures is to get dental implants. Unfortunately this may be too expensive for some patients who want to keep their traditional dentures or fixed bridge. Thus the cost of denture repair comes down to the new fabrication or repair if this is possible. To make a completely new denture is a challenge for any Dentist Denture Technician, including those who are experienced.

Proper care  in the creation of dentures and patient issues must be understood; lack of experience can lead to failure of the denture and the fixing cost can become expensive. In the vast majority of cases, complete dentures should be comfortable soon after insertion, although almost always at least two adjustment visits will be necessary to remove sore spots, otherwise you will suffer in the long term. These adjustments are of a particular importance if the denture has been repaired.

Denture repairs and success rate

Skeleton chrome denture repair

Skeleton chrome denture repair

new denture not repaired

Partial denture not repaired

One of the most critical aspects of denture repair and success rate is that the impression of the denture must be perfectly made. This should be used with perfect technique to make a model of the patient’s toothless gums. The dentist must use a process called border molding to ensure that the denture flanges are properly extended. An array of problems may occur if the final impression of the denture is not made properly.

It takes considerable patience and experience for a dentist to know how to make a denture or provide advice on denture repair and fixing costs. It may be in the patient’s best interest to seek a specialist to make the denture. The Birmingham Periodontal and Implant Centre has a Prosthodontist who is a specialistdentist with many years of experienced.

Broken denture repair - Video showing how dentures are made

Dentures are a removable set of teeth that are meant to create a new smile for a patient. In order to make a set, it requires several appointments with the patient and lengthy procedures in the lab to get the right fit and look Material copyrighted by third parties, provided courtesy of Science Insider

Dental health, cosmetic and cost issues of using a repaired denture

Problems with both dentures and repaired dentures include the fact that patients are not used to having something in their mouth that is not food. As well as loss of taste, the brain senses this appliance as “food” and sends messages to the salivary glands to produce more saliva and to secrete it at a higher rate. This will only happen in the first 12 to 24 hours, after which the salivary glands return to their normal output.

New dentures can also be the cause of sore spots as they compress the soft tissues mucosa (denture bearing soft tissue). A few denture adjustments for the days following insertion of the dentures can take care of this issue. Gagging is another problem encountered by a minority of patients. At times, this may be due to a denture that is too loose, too thick or extended too far back onto the soft palate. At times, gagging may also be attributed to psychological denial of the denture. (Psychological gagging is the most difficult to treat since it is out of the dentist’s control.

Alternatives to replace all your missing teeth and broken dentures

The All on 4 treatment concept is a dental implants solution strategically designed for jaws with failing or missing teeth. With only four dental implants, the All-on-4® treatment concept can restore a complete jaw of missing teeth.  Material copyrighted by third parties, provided courtesy of Nobel Biocare​

Denture implants are a great alternative to repairing your denture, dont suffer any longer with your old denture!

There are many advantages to a denture implant depending on the patients personal needs and treatment plan. Patients who suffer from psychological gagging would benefit from  implant supported denture, that have been prepared by our specialist at the Birmingham Periodontal and Implant Centre . Sometimes there could be fungal infection under the full dentures, which is caused by accumulation of dental plaque/food debris, this condition can be avoided by having a denture implant instead of repairing your old denture. Many patients have enjoyed the alternative to dentures because dental implants can last a lifetime!

denture implant supported bridge

Denture implant supported bridge

implant supported denture

Denture implants – what a great smile!

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Sue Lewis
Sue Lewis
Jul 21, 2011 20:47

I have a broken denture, can the denture be repaired with glue? What advice can you give please? I have attached a picture. Would a denture implant  be better for me?

Jul 23, 2011 13:54
Reply to  Sue Lewis

Hi Sue, fixing a denture with glue is not recommended. In fact most denture repairs result with a poor outcome for the patient. I can highly recommend denture implants as an alternative, your quality of life will be greatly improved. Eat, speak and smile again with confidence!