A cracked or broken denture is one of the true dental emergencies that a denture wearer experiences. We get frantic calls from patients who ‘need’ a same day denture repair. Fortunately, most often we can accommodate these distressed patients, who really do not want to be without their dentures for more than one day and desire an immediate same day repair.
Broken dentures should be repaired at a denture laboratory. The lab technician reapproximates the pieces of the denture together and fixes them in place exactly and then they often create a plaster index or some other index, that will allow them to remove some of the acrylic adjacent to the broken margin of the denture.
Denture repairs can often be accomplished in several hours. Our office uses an excellent dental technician whose laboratory is located in our building who likes doing these repairs and her work is excellent.