I have a removable partial denture which replaces five teeth on my upper arch. I accidentally dropped it and two teeth broke off. Can this be repaired or am I going to need to purchase a whole new unit?
In almost all cases, either your dentist or the lab where they were made can repair them at a nominal cost to the patient. In rare circumstances, the dentures are so badly damaged they can’t be repaired. Based on your description, I don’t think that’s your problem.
Whatever you do, don’t try to superglue them back on. It’s very likely that you’ll have to get them completely re-done in that case. Take it back to the dentist.
A Benefit of Broken Dentures
I like to take advantage of life’s little annoying challenges and find some way to turn them around for my benefit. Let’s say you have a worst case scenario and they can’t be repaired, we can turn this to a benefit to you.
Re-evaluate how you feel about your smile at the moment. Are you happy with it? Are you proud to flash your smile? If not, this is your opportunity to something about it.
The most affordable way to remake a smile quickly is teeth whitening. It makes patients look years younger in a flash. Then, as you have to have your dentures remade anyway, they can simply remake them to match the new brighter color of your teeth.
A frustrating accident is now an instant smile makeover.
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