In our search for DIY solutions and quick fixes, it’s not uncommon to come across the idea of using super glue for denture repairs. After all, super glue has proven to be a great adhesive for many household items. But should it be used on our oral appliances? The short answer is no. Let’s explore why.
Why People Consider Superglue for Denture Repairs
When dentures break, it can be extremely embarrassing and uncomfortable. Given the immediate adhesive strength of super glue, it might seem like a great solution to quickly mend the broken denture. People might think, “If it can hold together my flower vase, why not my dentures?”
The Dangers of Using Superglue on Dentures:
Firstly, super glue is toxic. While some might argue that once it dries, it’s harmless, there’s a risk of ingesting harmful chemicals. Using super glue can also cause irreparable damage to the dentures. The adhesive can react with the denture material, leading to further breakage or making it impossible for a professional to fix them later on. Additionally, a botched repair job can misalign the dentures, causing discomfort or potential harm to the oral tissues.
Safer Alternatives for Temporary Fixes
For those desperate moments when you need a quick fix before seeing a professional, do not consider using a denture repair kit available at most chemists. These kits do not work, they cause permanent damage to the denture and once used your denture cannot be professionally repaired as it will be misaligned. If you have an old spare denture wear it until you can visit your clinical dental technician.
The Importance of Professional Denture Repairs
Professional denture repairs are vital not just for the longevity of the dentures, but also for your oral health. Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians have the expertise and tools necessary to ensure the repair is done perfectly, preventing any discomfort or damage to your mouth. In the long run, professional repair also turns out to be more cost-effective than repeatedly buying temporary repair kits or, worse still, having to replace damaged dentures.
In conclusion, while the temptation to use super glue on dentures can be strong, the risks far outweigh the benefits. For safe denture fixes, always turn to the professionals for guidance and repair. Your oral health is worth it! Call sMiles Better today on 0161 796 2404 or use the Contact page to get in touch