How to Repair Partial Dentures at Home

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 If you have partial dentures, you know how important they are to your daily life. They help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, like any dental appliance, they can become damaged or worn over time. If your partial dentures are damaged, it's important to get them repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage or discomfort. In this article, we'll show you how to repair partial dentures at home.

Partial Dentures Repair


Before we get started, you'll need a few materials:

  • Partial denture repair kit
  • Bowl of warm water
  • Paper towels
  • Latex gloves

Step 1: Remove the Partial Dentures

Remove your partial dentures from your mouth and place them on a clean, flat surface. Make sure you have good lighting so you can see any damage or wear.

Step 2: Clean the Partial Dentures

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and warm water to gently clean your partial dentures. Be sure to remove any debris or food particles that may be stuck in the appliance. Dry your partial dentures with a paper towel.

Step 3: Mix the Denture Repair Material

Follow the instructions included with your denture repair kit to mix the repair material. Be sure to wear latex gloves to protect your hands.

Step 4: Apply the Repair Material

Apply the repair material to the damaged area of your partial dentures. Use a toothpick or other small tool to smooth out the material and ensure a good fit. Allow the repair material to dry for the recommended amount of time.

Step 5: Rinse and Reinsert the Partial Dentures

Rinse your partial dentures with warm water to remove any excess repair material. Reinsert your partial dentures into your mouth and check for comfort and fit. If necessary, make additional adjustments to the repair material.

Pros and Cons of Repairing Partial Dentures at Home


  • Cost-effective
  • Convenient
  • Can be done quickly


  • May not be as durable as professional repairs
  • May not be able to fix all types of damage
  • Can be difficult to get a good fit


Q: Can I use superglue to repair my partial dentures?

No, we do not recommend using superglue to repair your partial dentures. Superglue can be harmful if ingested and can also damage your dentures further.

Q: How long will the repair last?

The durability of the repair will depend on the type and severity of the damage. Professional repairs may be more durable than at-home repairs.

Q: What if the repair material doesn't stick?

If the repair material doesn't stick, you may need to clean the area more thoroughly or try a different repair material.

Q: Can I eat with my partial dentures after repairing them?

It's best to wait until the repair material has fully dried and hardened before eating with your partial dentures.


Repairing partial dentures at home can be a cost-effective and convenient option for minor damage or wear. However, it's important to remember that professional repairs may be more durable and effective in some cases. If you're unsure about how to repair your partial dentures at home, or if the damage is more severe, be sure to consult with your dentist or dental professional.