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Can Super Glue Fix Dental Crowns?

Can Super Glue Fix Dental Crowns?

A dental crown, or porcelain replica of your original tooth, is supposed to be a God send. You can continue eating just like you did with your original tooth. What happens when your dental crown breaks, loosens or comes out? The best thing to do is call your dentist and set up an appointment to have it repaired or replaced. The worst thing to do is try super glue for dental crowns.

To Super Glue Crown causes more Damage to the Dental Crown and Original Tooth

When your dental crown becomes dislodged or comes off, it’s not the time to reach for the household glue. Many people see household glue as a quick—or permanent—fix for a dental crown repair. It’s actually very dangerous. Household glue isn’t for human consumption. So it should never be placed on your tooth or gums.

Another reason it shouldn’t be used is there’s no do over for a bad household glue dental crown without a dentist. Envision trying to repair your dental crown with superglue. You place the household glue on the crown. You set it over your original tooth. It doesn’t go back in the correct position. In fact, putting the crown back in place is more difficult than you first thought. The glue quickly sets. It hardens. You’re left when a dental crown out of place. If you managed to get it correctly over the tooth, you may have poisoned yourself.

Here are other reasons why it’s a terrible ideal to use household glue to repair a dental crown or original tooth:

  • Superglue is not a tooth’s best friend. It damages a live tooth and dentin within the tooth. By capping your own tooth, you force the household glue down the open tubules of a fractured tooth. The glue isn’t friendly material.
  • Superglue sets with an exothermic reaction. In basic language, the reaction is heat. Dentin doesn’t like any type of reaction involving heat. It will die. This means a root canal or total tooth extraction is in your future.
  • Superglue is permanent. A dentist can’t un-superglue a dental crown. The only option is to shorten the crown if it was permanently sealed out of place. Then the future involves the nasty root canal or extraction.

Yes, there is a Glue for that Crown

You’ve probably heard about it. You’ve probably walked past it in the dental aisle of your local grocery store, cringed and prayed you’d never have to use it. What is “it?” It’s dental cement. The cement is a temporary filling used to keep the dental crown in place until a dentist can make repairs.

Repairing a Crown the Right Way

  • When your dental crown falls out or breaks, look at the inside of it. If the crown has hard or soft material inside, your tooth may be broken. If you’ll need the help of your dentist. If the crown is mostly hallow you’re good to go for a quick fix tooth repair.
  • Clean and dry the crown with dental floss and toothpaste
  • Brush your teeth, included the area where your missing crown is located
  • Try placing the crown back in the area without the dental cement. Keep trying until you feel you can do it right with the cement on the tooth.
  • Place the dental cement on the crown. If you don’t have dental cement, you can try a flour-water paste. Denture adhesive may also work too.

Superglue and household glue are a super don’t when it comes to repairing your dental crown or original tooth. Stick to the dental cement or other non-toxic quick fixes like flour-water paste and denture adhesive. You don’t want a super glue crown. Remember to schedule and go to your dentist appointment for a permanent dental crown repair.