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How can I reattach a tooth that has fallen off my denture

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How can I reattach a tooth that has fallen off my denture?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Alex replied 3 years ago.

DR. ALEX :

Great question, let me help you.

Customer :

ok

DR. ALEX :

hi

DR. ALEX :

You will need the dentist to do this, as he has to add acrylic to the back of the tooth to adhere it

DR. ALEX :

Do not try superglue, or it will erode the denture

DR. ALEX :

You can place a tiny bead of wax under the tooth to adhere it short-term

Customer :

Why would the teeth constantly fall out. I just received the denture back from the dentist yesterday and it has fallen out today. I am becoming aggrevated with this situation. I will try the wax. I am sure it will last longer than the dentist's work.

DR. ALEX :

It shouldn't fall out this easily

DR. ALEX :

That is odd

DR. ALEX :

It may be that there is not enough resin underneath it, or your bite may be off on this tooth and require adjustment

DR. ALEX :

In the meantime, wax will hold temporarily

Customer :

It is a brand new denture that I paid more than $1,600 for less than 6 months ago. It has been repaired 4 times. Something is very wrong with this situation.

DR. ALEX :

Sounds like it

DR. ALEX :

I suggest you bring it back to your dentist with these concerns

DR. ALEX :

If it is this new, he needs to make it right

DR. ALEX :

And not charge you

Customer :

Before I click accept, I am going to try the wax. Thank you.

DR. ALEX :

OK

DR. ALEX :

are you here?

DR. ALEX :

hello

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Are you still here?

DR. ALEX :

Other than wax, another option is to get Dentemp temporary dental cement from your local pharmacy and use this

DR. ALEX :

Please accept my answer

DR. ALEX :

Thanks

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