Can I use superglue on my dentures?

Superglue - can it be used on dentures.

In most dental emergencies there is an element of panic and concern which can sometimes manifest itself into trying some home remedies and in the case of dentures, this can mean attempting to repair them yourself using superglue!

Our answer is straight forward – no, you should not use superglue to fix your dentures.

Primarily, from a usability perspective traditional store-bought super glue doesn’t bond well with the dentures, which are made from acrylic and metal. Unfortunately, neither of these materials create a strong match with store-bought glue and therefore you’re unlikely to see any long-term results from using traditional glue as a bondingA composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth. agent.

Secondly, supergluing your dentures is also a poor choice due to the glue’s solubility. This means contact with the saliva in your mouth will immediately dissolve the bond and thereby proving that this isn’t a solution. All domestic superglues usually carry a warning to avoid consuming or putting glue products in your mouth. In some instances, the glue may contain toxic ingredients that could prove incredibly dangerous for your health.
Furthermore, trying to superglue your dentures back together could cause long term damage to the dentures themselves. The glue may damage the structure and stability of the dentures meaning that new dentures are required, rendering your current ones useless. In this instance, a home remedy to fixing your dentures could prove to be a costly mistake. 

For these reasons, if you have any problems with your dentures your first course of action should be to book an appointment with your dentist so that you can get the proper course of treatment and repairs.

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