Q: ‘A denture tooth has popped off/ cracked/ chipped/Fix False Teeth. Can you fix this?’
A: Yes–if the broken part is either the teeth or acrylic (plastic). Flexible and metal framework are generally unrepairable. Dentures at Albany Village dental are treated with special care:
Why are flexible and metal plates not repairable?
Flexible dentures are virtually ‘unbreakable’;however, the teeth are not. They are susceptible to breaking or being ‘popped off’ from the plate. This is because the teeth and flexible nylon material are not compatible. They are bound together only by mechanical interlock with grooves and holes through the neck of the tooth. Correctly re-adding a tooth onto a flexible is rebasing the entire plate.
Metal framework will need to be replaced. Soldering is not cost effective. The acrylic part can be repaired or added onto metal substructures.
Case dependent but generally $120-450.
Come and visit us at Albany Village Dental to explore the options available. There may be other solutions available!