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What You Should Do with Broken Dentures

It happens to the best of us. You're enjoying a tasty apple, and then—CRACK! It's like a lightning bolt just struck your jaw. You may have heard the sound of your dentures breaking before knowing what happened. If you have broken your dentures, do not panic! There are a few things that you can do to fix them without having to visit a dentist. We know how frustrating it can be when you break your dentures. It's a lot of extra work and expense to get them fixed. However, we want to make sure that you feel like you have all the information you need to handle this problem, so here's what you should do:

Salvage Pieces

First, check for any sharp edges or pieces that might be left over from where you broke them. Use tweezers if necessary to pick up any bits of plastic or metal that may be left on the floor or in your mouth. Throw away any sharp pieces that could hurt someone if they were swallowed. With these pieces, you may be able to salvage your dentures without having to replace them completely.

Super Glue

Second, try using super glue to hold the more significant pieces together until you can get a new set of dentures made by your dentist. Super glue is safe for use in the mouth and will hold together well as long as it does not come into contact with water or saliva. However, remember that this solution will only work if both sides of the break are still intact enough to hold together tightly enough so they don't fall apart again during routine activities like eating food and speaking aloud while standing up straight.

Get a Drug Store Repair Kit

Next, if super gluing doesn't do the trick, try getting a denture repair kit from your local pharmacy or online retailer, such as Amazon or Walmart (we recommend these two because they're easy to find and reasonably priced). Denture repair kits typically include instructions on how to fix just about any type of denture damage imaginable—so if super gluing doesn't work for you, then don't worry! There are plenty of other options for getting your broken dentures back in working order!

Call your Dentist

the best way to fix your dentures.Lastly, if neither of those options seems like they would work out well, then it's time to visit a dentist! This is the safest option, and we recommend scheduling a consultation first to see how they can fix your dentures. They'll be able to ensure there aren't any other damages done inside your mouth. While they may be a more expensive option, having a dentist repair your dentures will have better-lasting results. Even if you do not want your dentures restored by a dentist, it is always good to call so they can consult with you on it.


We hope this gives you a piece of mind if you have recently damaged your dentures. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us for more information. When it comes to broken dentures, having them professionally fixed will allow them to look more natural and prevent further damage.

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