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A 39-year-old member asked:

My front tooth on my upper dentures came out.can't get in to a dentist, can i use den tek to repair it?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 38 years experience
Possible, but : The best repair is done by a dentist but in an emergency the over the counter denture repair can be used. Try to get into a dentist for a repair. It will last longer and look better than a repair done at home.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Self repair: You can, but I have found that most patients make things worse and then they are sorry for trying. This is best left to the professionals. You might accidentally swallow the tooth if it comes off. Also, it often creates a more difficult and more expensive repair than if would have been if you had just saved the tooth and bring it in with you. Most dentists can do a same day repair in office.
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
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Also remember super glue is a cyanoacrylate which means it contains cyanide. You really need to see a dentist.
Aug 27, 2013
Dr. Gary Kitzis
37 years experience
Broken false tooth: You should do your best to see a dentist and have the tooth replaced especially since you have the tooth. Attempting to repair it on your own will only make it more difficult for your dentist to repair it because the pieces will not fit together properly and your repair materials may contaminate the surfaces to be re-joined.
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Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 26 years experience
Try to go to the den: Try to go to the dentist, eventhogh you may hear that crazy glue may work well, it is only a temporary solution, you might swallow the tooth while eating that may be worse.
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 21 years experience
Denture repair kit: Go to the drugstore or pharmacy, or department store and in the dental isle, they should have a material that can be used as a temporary acrylic for temporary caps that come off. You may use this material until you can see your dentitst. Hope this helps ! keep smiling !
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