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Can I fix my own denture?

I dropped my denture on the kitchen floor. Two of the teeth broke off. Is it possible for me to superglue them back on?

George C. – Boston


Please don’t try to fix your dentures yourself, especially with superglue.  You don’t want to put unnecessary chemicals in your mouth. Instead, it’s best to use the materials that have been designed to be safe in the human body.

There is another reason not to treat this yourself. You want to be sure the teeth are aligned properly when they’re bonded back on.  If you don’t, it could cause a great deal of discomfort for you, not to mention your smile will no longer look “quite right”. No one would be able to definitively put a finger on what was off, but it would be.

This blog is brought to you by Naperville Dentist Dr. David Newkirk.