American Board Certified Prosthodontist

Denture Repair Specialist

HAI QING, DMD -  - Prosthodontist

Bucks Dental Health and Esthetics

HAI QING, DMD

Prosthodontist & Dental Implants Specialist located in Philadelphia Area, New Britain, PA

You may notice a cracked or warped denture right away, but in most cases, the first sign that you need denture repair is when they become loose, painful, or just don’t fit the way they should. At Bucks Dental Health and Esthetics, Hai Qing, DMD, has extensive experience repairing dentures. Dr. Qing does all the repairs in-house and offers immediate service for patients with denture problems. To get your dentures repaired, call the office in New Britain, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online.

Denture Repair Q & A

How do dentures get damaged?

Though dentures are strong enough to function like your natural teeth, they’re remarkably easy to damage. You may bite into a hard object and crack the denture. Wear-and-tear over the years can create weak areas or metal clasps may bend or loosen.

Dentures can break if you drop them into the sink while cleaning them. An abrasive toothpaste or stiff-bristled brush can scratch the surface. Allowing your dentures to dry out or exposing them to hot water will make the acrylic base warp.

What type of denture repair is relining?

Your dentures fit your gums perfectly when they’re first made. Over time, however, aging naturally changes the shape of your mouth, jawbones, and gums, causing your dentures to become loose. When that happens, Dr. Qing relines the inside of the denture to restore the fit.

You may also need relining if your gums are too tender to tolerate your dentures. Dr. Qing lines the inside of your dentures with a soft material that makes them more comfortable.

What other types of denture repair are available?

Dr. Qing offers comprehensive denture repair, which includes services such as:

  • Restoring or rebuilding the denture
  • Repairing a cracked plate
  • Inserting, replacing, or refitting soft liners
  • Replacing the acrylic base
  • Repairing a cracked tooth
  • Replacing a missing tooth
  • Repairing a metal plate or clasp
  • Removing glue (from at-home repairs)

You can also have stains removed and get your dentures professionally cleaned and polished. Over-the-counter denture cleaners can’t remove hardened tartar, which appears as a cream-color crust.

When should I have a denture checkup?

After you get dentures, it’s still important to go in for dental checkups. During your exam, Dr. Qing checks your mouth for signs of problems like oral cancer and examines your gums to be sure they’re not swollen or irritated.

Dr. Qing also evaluates your dentures, checking to be sure they still fit properly and to see if there are any signs of cracks or wear-and-tear. 

Even if you don’t schedule routine exams, dentures should be checked at least once every year and remade when they feel loose or don’t fit properly. With routine care and maintenance, your dentures should last 5-10 years, but then they need to be replaced.

Expert denture repair is available at Bucks Dental Health and Esthetics. To get immediate service, call the office or book an appointment online.