your local denture repair centre
At Ascherl Ceramics, we are proud of our reputation for excellence and our high rate of happy customers.
Established for over 50 years, we know dentures well and understand what it takes to keep them at their best.
In the event of breakage or other damage, our clinic is open 7.00am – 6.00pm Monday - Friday, to ensure that you can always get the help you need.
Typically, dentures become damaged or broken when dropped during the process of being placed in the mouth or cleaned. When dentures fall on hard surfaces, such as a tiled floor or in a ceramic basin, they may fracture or crack. Instead of attempting to fix the denture yourself or going without them, get in touch with us immediately and we will safely and professionally repair your denture.
Daily wearing of dentures over a long period of time and exposure to different temperatures also places stress on dentures. People with teeth grinding or bruxism habits tend to place additional strain on their dentures, increasing risk of denture damage.
Self-repair of dentures increases the risk of further damage to dentures. Dentures are specially made for patients according to diagnostic and fitting measurements, so that they fit and function precisely. Trying to repair dentures oneself may alter these specifications and the way dentures fit in the mouth for oral function and appearance. Professional denture repair ensures proper and healthy denture use and aesthetics.
Are all broken dentures repairable?
Dentures are often repairable should they incur any damage. However, if severely broken it may not be optimal to repair the denture, but instead provide a new set of dentures for patient comfort. Dentists assess the damage caused to dentures to see if they are repairable. Dentures that are fractured in up to three places may still be repairable, so don't despair and get in touch with us for quality repair solutions.
When the dentist recommends denture-repair, the damaged denture is restored by a dental laboratory technician, so that patients may receive their repaired dentures on the same day, usually within one to two hours.
The dental technician cleans the damaged dentures first and then applies dental resin to bond and seal the fracture site of the denture. Broken denture parts are securely bonded back together so the dentures look and function healthily, as they are intended to do.
Should dentures become stained or discoloured from food consumption, beverages or tobacco, it is best to seek professional denture cleaning to ensure that the surface of dentures is not further damaged or dulled. Dentists can professionally clean dentures to preserve their appearance and smooth, glossy surface, so that patients look their best and feel comfort when wearing their dentures.
If the artificial teeth of dentures become damaged, the broken or fractured ones can be replaced with new teeth. It is quite easy to add replacement teeth to dentures in the event of artificial tooth damage, tooth extraction or loss. Dental technicians are trained in denture repair and denture teeth replacement, with patients able to receive their full set of teeth on the same day they are brought in for enhancement.
In the event of damage to dentures, do keep the broken denture parts together and do not attempt denture repair at home. Contact our clinic for an appointment immediately. Bring all damaged denture parts with you to the dental appointment, in order for the dentist to assess the breakage and provide recommendations for repair or replacement.