Repairing Dentures

Is it safe to use household adhesive to repair a broken denture plate  September 8, 2013 – 06:00 am
Coppell Prosthodontist on Wearing and Repairing Dentures

Look down below for permanent repair options.
There are at least two brands of adhesives that are designed for repairing dentures. When my mother-in-law knocked her dentures on to the floor, I used the brand that was available at my local drug store. It was the D.O.C. (Dentist On Call) Emergency Denture Repair Kit ($6.49+tax). However, I suspect that the Sea-Bond Emergency Denture Repair Kit would have worked fine, if my drug store stocked it. Likewise for any similar products.

The repair kits have enough materials for a second try if you bond the broken dentures together at the wrong angle or make some other mistake.

My mother-in-law broke her dentures on Monday evening while the drugstore was open, so I was able to repair them that night. She wore the dentures on Tuesday without a problem. I was lucky and had a dentist appointment on Wednesday morning. While I was getting my teeth cleaned, my dentist checked my work.

I knew I had missed a little spot with the glue resulting in a tiny hole in the repair. She said it was too small to be a problem, as long as the dentures were brushed carefully. On the other hand, she felt a little sharp bump. She removed it with her tools. I didn't see the problem. If it happens again, I know to both look and feel for problems. I could have easily removed it with the sandpaper in the kit. I did manage to remove all of the other rough spots.

Now that my dentist has touched up the repair, she said it is safe to use for an extended period. She didn't charge me for the inspection. I brought the kit with me to the dentist, in case she needed the instructions for undoing the gluing.

The instructions say it takes 2 hours of soaking in rubbing alcohol plus cleaning to undo a repair after it has set.

Always have a dentist inspect the repair if you aren't going to get the dentures professionally repaired or replaced in the near future. Even a small bump can lead to irritation which can lead to permanent damage and bone loss. If you need more evidence, a google image search will turn up some rather scary pictures. Rather than attempt to gross you out, I'll just say really bad things have happened due to botched home repairs.

If the proper type of glue isn't available, don't even think of using a glue that isn't safe for use around food. Note that while many epoxy or super glue formulations will set into a form safe to have in your mouth, other formulations will not. If it doesn't say it is safe, assume it is not.
If you get the repair wrong with epoxy or super glue, they are very hard to remove. A botched repair may make it impossible for a professional denture repair technician to do the job right. Also, few, if any, household adhesives are colored to match dentures.

Source: wiki.answers.com


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Attn: Any and all interested Denture Wearers

Anyone who needs or wears dentures should be aware of a new law that has been passed by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Bill 2732 is going to restrict your choice of who can make your dentures. This law is going to force anyone seeking dentures or denture reapirs to go through a liscened dentist ONLY. Any labs or denture centers catering to the public will be facing felony charges and jail time after Nov 1 even if they replace a broken tooth in a denture without a dentists prescription. This means: A. you will be forced to pay two to three times the amount for a denture or repair from a dentist B

We have discussed one but not the other.

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