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Porcelain denture

12/07/2007

Question:

I had chipped a piece off of one of the teeth on the front of my (upper) porcelain denture and had used super glue to put the piece back on. Now I am afraid to eat for fear that it will come off! I don`t have the money for a new denture at this time and I work in an office, so not wearing my denture is not part of the equation. I`m not sure how well super glue holds up to normal eating and drinking. Any answers?Thank you!

Answer:

It will hold just temporarily. Usually porcelain could be repaired by the dentist with better materials, even though there is no guarantee that it will hold for a long time.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University