Can I Make Minor Adjustments or Repairs to My Denture?

You can do serious harm to your denture and to your health by trying to adjust or repair your denture. A denture that is not made to fit precisely by a denturist can cause irritation and sores. Using a do-it-yourself kit can damage the appliance beyond repair. Glues sold over-the-counter often contain harmful chemicals and should not be used on a denture.

If your denture no longer fits properly, if it breaks, cracks or chips, or if one of the teeth pops out, see your denturist immediately. In many cases, denturists can make necessary adjustments or repairs-often on the same day.