How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Alex Your Own Question
Dr. Alex
Dr. Alex, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 1609
Experience:  I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting
11105469
Type Your Dental Question Here...
Dr. Alex is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

Resolved Question:

How can I reattach a tooth that has fallen off my denture?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Alex replied 6 years ago.

DR. ALEX :

Great question, let me help you.

JACUSTOMER-ej1kiusk- :

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

JACUSTOMER-ej1kiusk- :

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

JACUSTOMER-ej1kiusk- :

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

JACUSTOMER-ej1kiusk- :

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

DR. ALEX :

OK

DR. ALEX :

are you here?

DR. ALEX :

hello

DR. ALEX :

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

Dr. Alex and 2 other Dental Specialists are ready to help you

Related Dental Questions