Factors affecting the strength of denture repairs

J Prosthodont. 2007 Jul-Aug;16(4):302-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-849X.2007.00191.x. Epub 2007 Apr 23.


Fracture of dentures is a common clinical finding in daily prosthodontic practice, resulting in great inconvenience to both patient and dentist. A satisfactory repair should be cost-effective, simple to perform, and quick; it should also match the original color and not cause distortion to the existing denture. Different repair materials, surface designs, and mechanical and chemical surface treatments have been recommended in order to obtain stronger repairs. This article reviews some of the available literature with regard to the most important factors that may influence the strength of denture repairs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Dental Materials / chemistry
  • Dental Prosthesis Repair* / economics
  • Dental Prosthesis Repair* / methods
  • Dental Prosthesis Repair* / standards
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Humans
  • Surface Properties
  • Time Factors


  • Dental Materials