How can I repair my denture?



Dentures are a big investment. Thankfully, with good care and a regular cleaning routine, you’ll find they usually last between five and ten years. In that time, your dentures may need repairing. If they do, here’s what you should consider.

Get in quick, fix it soon
If your denture does get damaged or starts to feel loose-fitting, try to see your dental professional as soon as you can.

Relining involves adjusting your denture base to make sure it fits more comfortably. This is usually done by adding more acrylic but may require fresh impressions. 

Care before repair

The best way to prevent denture repairs is to ensure they are well looked after. Here’s how:

Clean them in the morning and evening to keep them looking good and working well.

Use a soft-bristled brush and a denture cleanser, like Polident, as part of your cleaning routine.

Take your dentures out at night and store them safely. It’s a great way to give your gums a rest.

Try cleaning them over a soft towel or a bowl of water. That way, they won’t break if you accidentally drop them. 

Be sure to schedule regular check-ups with your dentist. They can help keep an eye on the condition of your dentures.

Feel for changes in the fit of your dentures. If it feels like they’re not as snug as they used to be, consider seeing your dentist.