DENTAL PROSTHESIS REPAIR
What is the treatment?
It is common for removable dentures to break, either because a tooth or hook is broken, cracked on one side or broken into several pieces.
The causes can be diverse: from a fall during handling, because it leaves the mouth as a result of a bad adjustment or even because they have not been made properly and there is a concentration of forces that cause breakage from a specific point.
Depending on the type of breakage that has occurred, the dental prosthesis could be repaired.
How is it performed?
Normally, if any tooth or hook has been broken or cracked cleanly, the prosthesis can be repaired by using a thermopolymerization resin or an acrylic self-polymerization resin. The second is the one that is used most frequently because it is faster, since it does not require what is called muffling (emptying wax in a special mold) and need less time to obtain polymerization (hardening of the resin).
However, greater resistance is obtained with the thermopolerization resin, although repair takes longer.