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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    My top denture has developed a crack. Can this be fixed?

    I have developed a crack in my top denture which is slowly getting bigger. Can this be fixed easily and what sorts of costs are involved?
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    Jaffar Dental - Trusted and Established since 1997. We are a family owned General Dental Practice offering a friendly and caring environment in Waterford QLD. … View Profile

    Yes, easily. Normally same day service if dropped off to a dental practice early morning.

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    In 2000 I graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours. I have worked in Country, General Family, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontic and Dental Implant practices, … View Profile

    Yes it is usually very easy to repair a small slight crack in a denture, occasionally I would let the fracture develope a little before repairing.

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    Principal dentist of Newington Dental Care. Previous teaching staff for the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. Special interest in dental anxiety management and orthodontics. … View Profile

    Most of the time a crack in the denture can be repaired, however it may be likely that it could crack again in the same place if the cause of the crack is not rectified e.g. thinning of certain areas of the denture, an uneven bite, or it is a very old denture. Please discuss with your dentist or denture prosthetist the pros/cons of a new denture vs a repair, it could save you more money in the long run particularly if you have to keep repairing it.

    Some dentist can do an in-house same day repair service of dentures, some dentists send their repairs to a prosthetic lab - the cost will vary depending on this, it will generally cost more if it's sent off site. Alternatively most denture prosthetist do a same day service or whilst you wait. 

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    General and cosmetic dental care within a modern dental surgery. Tooth coloured fillings, orthodontics and endodontics. Providing crowns to strengthen and bridges to replace missing … View Profile

    Yes, it can be repaired but I would only consider it to be a temporary fix. You should consider a new replacement. A cast alloy framework is a much stronger solution as well as being more comfortable. 

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    Jane Dumitru

    Dental Prosthetist

    Denture Specialist Dental Prosthetist with over 20 years experience in the dental manufacturing industry. Specialising in all types of denture care. My special area of … View Profile

    Yes, in most cases the denture can be repaired and it is a relatively quick and easy fix. However unless you know the reason why the denture has cracked (eg. dropped) it is a good idea to check what has caused the fracture. Perhaps it is your occlusion (bite) or the denture base material has aged, in which case it may be time to replace it with a new denture.

    As regards the repair cost, it is not expensive, but if the underlying problem is not rectified the denture may once again crack increasing the cost.


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