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Can My Denture Be Repaired?

Updated By Meri Paparisto, DD on Feb 12, 2024
Photograph of a cracked denture needing repair.
Don't worry! Your broken, cracked and damaged dentures can be repaired


If you're a denture patient asking "can my dentures be repaired?", the answer is yes!

In fact, if you've broken or damaged your denture, then a good denture clinic should be able to fix your denture in no time at all. If you're looking for a denture repair in Toronto, here's what to expect:

  • Most clinics offer same-day repairs
  • Repairs can typically be completed in under 3 hours
  • Repairs generally start from $150 to $200
  • Direct billing to all insurance plans is common

Why Do Dentures Need Repair?

Some of the most common reasons for a broken or damaged denture is really just general wear and tear. Sometimes, denture repairs also occur due accidents like dropping your denture or using too much bite force on hard or chewy foods. Additionally, some acidic foods can wear your denture down over time.

What Is The Denture Repair Process?

If you've broken or damaged your denture, the next best thing to do is call a qualified Denturist or Dental Clinic. They are the most qualified to assess the damage and advise you what needs to be done. Getting a proper assessment is the best way to ensure your denture is restored completely and correctly. To do this, your denturist may employ a number of techniques including relining and rebasing the surface of the denture to ensure a proper fit and alignment.

Once the denture has been assessed, your denturist will provide you with a quote for the repair (typically around $150). If the quote is approved, the denture can generally be repaired in a couple of hours while you wait.

Why Is It Important To Get Dentures Repaired?

Have you noticed a small crack in your denture? Or perhaps your dentures shifting more than before? In that case, you'll want to get your denture repaired as soon as possible. Addressing the problem early is the best way to avoid unnecessary repair costs and potential complications that can can affect your oral health like mouth sores that can lead to mouth infections, headaches, speech problems, and difficulty eating.

Are At-Home Denture Repair Kits Any Good?

Despite the availability and convenience of at-home repair kits, they are not suitable for most repairs and adjustments. Properly repairing a denture requires specialized tools and an array of materials to ensure the denture will fit properly and is durable, safe and stable.


Whether your denture has been damaged due to general wear and tear, an accident, or the impact of certain foods, a qualified denturist is the best person to assess and restore your denture to it's optimal condition typically within just a few hours. The importance of timely denture repairs cannot be overstated, as it not only prevents further damage and associated costs but also safeguards against potential oral health complications. By addressing issues promptly and seeking professional repair services, denture wearers can maintain their oral health, comfort, and quality of life.

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Dr. Iliana Paparisto
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Iliana Paparisto, DDS, DMD on Nov 13, 2023
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