How to fix false teeth

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How to fix false teeth
Broken dentures will prevent you from chewing properly. (upper denture 2 image by David Smith from

False teeth, or dentures, are gradually decreasing in demand and popularity for older generations. But there are still quite a few older men and women who use false teeth to help them properly chew and bite the food they eat. Since these dentures come at outrageous prices, it is only practical to use them with great ease. Unfortunately, dentures can be prone to breaking if you accidentally chew on a solid object or bite on something firm and rigid. Here's how you can fix false teeth if they do break.

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Things you need

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Water
  • Soft towel
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Two-part epoxy
  • Mixing stick
  • Application stick

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  1. 1

    Brush your broken false teeth or denture parts using toothpaste and your toothbrush. Rinse with water and dry with soft towel.

  2. 2

    Place the broken dentures on your table. Practice putting the pieces together so you will be able to do this quickly during the repair process.

  3. 3

    Get a piece of cardboard and place it on your work table to use as a mixing surface. Squeeze out a large glob of equal parts of your two-part epoxy. Use your mixing stick to stir your epoxy until both parts are evenly mixed.

  4. 4

    Use your application stick and apply just enough epoxy to your broken or fractured false tooth surfaces. Lightly cover these with epoxy as you slide the pieces together.

  5. 5

    Hold the broken pieces of your dentures together for at least 1 minute to stabilise them and to prevent them from coming apart.

  6. 6

    Apply a thin layer of your epoxy along the break once the dentures have been fully glued together. Do this using the application stick and without lifting up your false teeth.

  7. 7

    Leave the epoxy to dry for at least 20 minutes before turning your false teeth over and applying a thin layer of epoxy to the other side of your break.

  8. 8

    Allow the epoxy to dry for another 30 minutes. Wash your dentures gently with water before placing inside your mouth.

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