As if it wasn’t an inconvenience enough to have broken your denture or having a tooth pop off, finding a qualified dentist for repair can be even more disheartening.
But have no worries, we fix most dentures in about an hour!
We Fix Broken Dentures in House
Many dental offices will need to send your dentures to a lab to have them fixed. This could leave you without teeth for several days making the entire process more inconvenient.
Broken dentures can be a real medical emergency and those of us in the dental profession understand how important it is to have your teeth back sooner.
Types of Denture Repairs We Do In House
- Denture Broken in Half
- A Tooth popped off
- Denture is cracked
- Add a Tooth
- Fix a Denture snap
- Tooth chip
- Loose Denture
- Relining Dentures
Our In House Lab Fixes Most Dentures
Can broken dentures be fixed?
The caring and professional Rockville Dental Arts staff in Rockville MD., are proud to say that we have an in-house lab ready to fix most denture issues in as little as an hour! If something terrible happens to your dentures, like a broken tooth or even a crack in the palate, or worse yet, they broke in half, bring them to us for repair.
We can use the same materials that your dentures are made of, acrylic, to get you back to the things you love. Although some discoloration is possible, you’ll be smiling and chewing confidently again in no time.
So, if you are looking for a walk in denture repair near Rockville Maryland then give us a call and we can usually see you immediately!
Some Fixes Require A Local Lab
90% of denture problems can be fixed in our lab. If something has happened to your teeth that is beyond our in-house repair options; we’re still dedicated to getting your teeth back as soon as possible. Using a local lab in Gaithersburg, we usually see a turn-around time of just one to two days with denture repair.
Types of Repairs We need to Send Out
- Broken Metal Wire
- Denture broken in multiple pieces
- New Denture
If your dentures are damaged, or there’s another problem, give us a call to bring them in. Although we won’t know the full extent of your repair until we see them, we are confident you’ll be pleased with the quality and the speedy fix. Our goal is provide a 100% guarantee and have our patients be 100% satisfied with the repair.
What to Do if Your Dentures Break?
As upsetting as denture issues can be, we recommend avoiding the temptation to superglue your teeth back together. The chemicals in superglue, along with the inability to shape and smooth it will sometimes destroy your prosthetics beyond repair. If your denture broke in half, you will need to bring both pieces in as soon as possible to be fixed.
If you have a crack in your denture, be careful eating anything hard and the denture will be prone to complete breakage. Only eat soft foods until you can get in to the denture repair center in Rockville MD.
If you’ve broken a tooth, you can try to gently push it back into place until you can come into our office to secure it. If you aren’t able to get it securely into place, don’t worry, we have several replacement teeth available in our office, so getting your tooth fixed won’t be an issue. Besides, we don’t want you to swallow a broken tooth accidentally!
A broken tooth is the easiest of all the repairs that we do, so give us a call, and we’ll get your smile fixed in no time.
Other Denture Options
It’s a good idea to talk with Dr. Norkiewicz about dental implants and denture alternatives if you’re experiencing discomfort or extreme issues with your dentures. Teeth that slip, fall out, or aggravate the gums need to be addressed quickly. You should be able to eat, chew, and speak confidently. Schedule a free consultation with our generous and knowledgeable staff today to see what the next step for you could be!
Here are the most common problems we can fix in our office:
- Dentures cracked down the middle
- Broken tooth
- Minor dental cracks
- Dentures cutting into gums
- Loose or lost dentures
- The denture isn’t snapping onto its implants
- Sharp and aggravating edges
- Sores and other gum issues from dentures
- Several other dental problems and restorative treatments
What to do if You Have Loose Dentures
Experiencing loose dentures? Can’t eat properly? Are you getting denture sores or are the dentures cutting into gums?
These are all signs that your dentures may be loose. You see, over time the gums and bones shrink away and the prosthesis get loose and move around causing difficulty eating, talking and mouth pain.
Lucky for you, you found Rockville Dental Arts. At our dental office we specialize in fixing loose dentures permanently. There are three basics repairs that can be done to fix loose dentures.
If your dentures are a few years old, were made correctly and still look good then a denture reline may be the best option. With a reline the inside of the denture is refitted to the gums. Of course the gums need to be fully healed from all denture sores and pink and firm in texture. If your gums are red and swollen then we will need to condition them first for several weeks to get them healed to reline dentures.
The denture reline cost is only about $250 – $500 per denture. But they will fit snugly again and you may not need denture glue.
How long does it take to reline dentures? Usually just 1-3 days depending on how busy our lab is. We always try to get your dentures back quickly. But hopefully you have a second set of dentures to wear in the interim.
Adding Dental Implants
If you have brand new dentures and they fit good, look good and were made well, than adding dental implants may be your only option. With just two dental implants per arch we can “snap” on any denture to secure it from moving around in your mouth. Visit our snap on denture page and review this type of treatment.
Make New Dentures
If your dentures are loose and they are at least 8-10 years old or older then it is probably time for a new set of dentures. As you chew the teeth wear slowly over time and as stated before the bone and gums shrink causing the dentures to loosen. With multiple severe problems like this the only best solution is to start with new plates.
If you are asking yourself “why do new dentures hurt my gums” you are not alone. Most patients struggle with adapting to new dentures. How long will new dentures hurt? Usually you need to give it a few days to a week. If your dentures still hurt then you may a few problems.
- You may have dentures sores. Sore spots occur when the denture does not sit evenly on the gums. This is an easy fix. The inside of the denture needs to be relieved to sit evenly on the jaw.
- You may not have enough bone for the new denture to rest on. When there is insufficient bone then the denture moves around too much and causes problems. You will need to get dental implant supported dentures to secure your dentures.
At Rockville Dental Arts we can help you choose the best option for your mouth and your budget! Visit us for all your denture needs.