Emergency Denture Repairs
Despite being made of durable materials that can withstand considerable wear and tear, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, even the highest quality dentures are prone to breakage. The good news is, when they become fractured, there’s a good chance that they can be salvaged, making the purchase of a whole new set of dentures, unnecessary. At Dentures at Varsity, we provide first class denture repairs at our Gold Coast clinic, with our emergency reline and repair service ensuring your dentures are fully reconstructed and ready to be used within hours, not days.
Whilst contemporary dentures are indeed marvels of modern technology, all appliances have a lifespan. One of the most common causes of denture malfunction is due to the use of old and worn out dentures that have become brittle, unsafe, and much more susceptible to breakage. As a rule, dentures should be relined every 4 years and replaced entirely after 8 years – sometimes earlier, if you have a habit of grinding your teeth (Bruxism).
Whether your dentures have become worn down over time, as a result of natural degradation or if they’ve become chipped and cracked due to an accident, damaged while cleaning them or merely by crunching on hard foods, such as lollies, our Dental Prosthetists examine the extent of damage, advise you on the best possible repair solution and suggest ways to minimise or prevent such damage from happening again. Our denture repairs are impeccably finished and provide a perfect fit, ensuring complete comfort for the wearer.
Emergency Denture Repairs
Same Day Relines and Repairs
Ready Within Hours
Please note: under no circumstances should you ever attempt to repair your dentures by using ordinary household adhesives, such as superglue. Doing so is extremely dangerous to your health and can cause irreparable damage to the denture, rendering them unusable. Dentures are designed according to the exact specifications of your gums, to help guarantee that they fit and function as intended. Making improvised changes will compromise their usefulness.
How Long Will It Take to Get My Dentures Repaired?
At Dentures at Varsity, we know how important it is that your dentures are repaired as quickly as possible. Below is a list of approximate completion times for emergency denture repairs.
Minor Denture Repair – 20-30 mins
All repairs for minor denture fractures or adjustments are completed in 30 mins or less. This quick repair time ensures that you can have them fixed during your lunch break or while you run errands. Bookings are not required. Simply bring them in to us and we’ll repair them for you immediately.
Standard Denture Repair – 30-60 mins
Standard denture repairs include those for broken or chipped dentures, dislocated teeth or shattered pieces of your dentures that can be quickly reattached. All of these procedures are completed within an hour or less and don’t require a booking. Please remember to bring all parts of your dentures when you call in.
Complex Denture Repairs – 3-4 hrs
Unlike standard repairs, complex denture repairs typically concern dentures that are unable to be easily mended. The repair process is more time-consuming due to more extensive damage. Such repairs involve a dental impression. Following this, you’ll be advised on how your dentures can be corrected. This may involve the reinforcement of the mesh in areas that have suffered degradation and become frayed or by adding extensions to provide a more precise fit. Such procedures will improve the longevity of your dentures.
When to Replace Your Dentures
If your dentures have undergone numerous repairs already, it may be in your best interests to have them replaced, rather than repaired again. If this is the case, please consult with our expert staff who will advise you on the best course of action.
While Your Dentures Are Being Repaired
If you wish to wait for your dentures to be repaired, you can do so in the calm and relaxing confines of our climate-controlled waiting room. Likewise, there’s plenty for you to see and do in the immediate vicinity at Varsity Lakes.
Do-It-Yourself Denture Repair Kits
DIY denture repair kits are readily available for those who wish to have a go at repairing their dentures for themselves, at a reduced price, but be warned, such repairs are likely to be insufficient and can create further problems for you. Such products are likely to exasperate your existing denture problems, rather than solve them and the use of defective dentures can lead to oral damage, making you liable for dental expenses. By seeking the services of a qualified dental prosthetist, you’re guaranteed a professional repair, reline or replacement, as the situation may warrant.
Looking After Your Dentures
Knowing how to best take care of your dentures goes a long way to ensuring that they remain in optimal condition. Many dentures become chipped or cracked when they are accidentally dropped into the sink while wearers are cleaning them. Using approved cleaning products and having your dentures serviced by dental professionals helps provide best results.
Having Your Dentures Cleaned
If your dentures have become tarnished over time, due to food, beverages or cigarette inhalation, we can have them professionally cleaned for you and have them returned to their former pristine condition, once more.
Contact Dentures at Varsity
If you’re dentures are cracked or chipped, or have simply worn away due to prolonged use, contact the team at Dentures at Varsity today, for premium quality denture repairs at our Gold Coast clinic.