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What can I use to glue a tooth on a denture?

Updated February 21, 2017

If a tooth breaks off your denture, you don't have to walk around with a tooth missing from your denture until you can see a dentist. An adhesive from a denture repair kit, found at your local pharmacy, is all you need to glue the tooth back on to your denture.

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Denture Repair Kit

Purchase a denture repair kit from a chemist, pharmacy or retail store (Walgreens, CVS or Walmart). Most denture repair kits come with upper and lower replacement teeth, a bonding adhesive, a eye dropper for applying the adhesive and other supplies for helping you repair your denture or partial denture. The bonding adhesive is completely safe to use and dries quickly. The kit also comes with directions on how to apply the adhesive to the broken tooth and how to fit the tooth or a replacement tooth on to your current denture.

Denture repair kits range in price from £4.0 (kit comes with bonding adhesive only--no replacement teeth) to £12.90 (kit comes with replacement teeth and bonding adhesive) and brand names include D.O.C. Emergency Denture Repair Kit and Plate Weld Temporary Emergency Denture Repair Kit.

"Krazy Glue" & Other Adhesives

Other adhesives like "Krazy Glue" should only be used to temporarily repair a tooth on a denture or partial denture when a denture repair kit can not be purchased. Krazy Glue and other adhesives could cause toxins to enter your blood stream and can also cause unusual allergic reactions. Use caution when using these adhesives and see your dentist as soon as you can to properly replace the broken or damage denture or partial.

Cautions

If using Krazy Glue or other adhesive to repair a denture or partial, use the tiniest amount possible and practice positioning the tooth before gluing it on to the denture or partial. If you glue the tooth in the wrong position, you could damage the denture or partial if you try to pull the tooth off for repositioning.

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About the Author

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.

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