Although dentures are made to be durable, they are not indestructible, and are susceptible to breakage under certain conditions. Many breakages, fractures, or chips result from an accidental drop of the denture, often times during cleaning. It is recommended that dentures be held over a towel or a sink filled with a little water to help absorb the impact in the event that it is dropped during cleaning. The age of your dentures is also a factor influencing the potential breakage of a denture. If your denture is in need of a repair, please bring it in for an evaluation. Often times it may be able to be fixed using the appropriate denture base resins.