I need a little help. I broke a tooth on my flipper while traveling Europe today. I put it back in with super glue to temporarily solve the problem. I have two questions: 1) I will be in Paris, France and I need to contact a good cosmetic dentist there to fix or replace this one, and I have no idea how to do that. Do you know of any international cosmetic dentist catalog online? 2) Is it bad to use super glue to fix them, can it be harmful?
Thank you for any help,
Why do you need a cosmetic dentist to fix a flipper? You need to find a dental laboratory or denturist.
I'm not sure how toxic super glue is but I've heard of many who have had to do quick repairs while travelling and have used it. The secret is not to touch it or put it in your mouth until the glue has set!
Ok here is the deal. If you repair a flipper with supper glue your dentist or whom ever will not be able to repair it. Obviously your best choice is to take it in and have it repaired by them, if this isn't an option, SUPER GLUE DOES WORK. Yes you heard correctly it does work. The trick is to take the flipper out and follow these steps. 1. Dry the flipper and tooth VERY well (use a blow dryer on the cool air setting) 2. Use as little of super glue as possible. 3. Apply the glue on the seam you want to not use very much on the top of the flipper or the sides if it builds up there you wont be able to fit the flipper back in your mouth. 4. Apply pressure to the tooth and flipper holding it together. 5. Dry using the blow dryer on the cool setting again. 6 Leave it out of your mouth for about 15 minutes.
When you put you flipper back in it wont fit exactly the same and yes there will be a strange taste but it will be repaired.
I did this with my flipper and it worked just fine.
thankyou i think im saveed but im scard to tell my mom that my tooth is off bc i just! got this flipper last week and im so clumps and im not sure i have superglue and are you sure youur reatainer is okay still?
Thank you very much for sharing this. Tonight my dog decided to chew on my flipper and broke it in 3 pieces. after my panic attack and almost ready to kill my dog I found your post, so thank you thank you again. Your steps saved my flipper and my dog she thanks you too.
Thankfully I found this post after mistakenly leaving my flipper in my shirt pocket and running it through the washer, breaking it into three pieces. After being sick about the thought of having to replace it and the cost, I started searching the Internet where I got two pieces of useful information from this thread.
First is to seek out a "dental lab" instead of going through my dentist which marks everything up.
Second most important thing that was confirmed by the dental lab technician in his words "thank God you didn't try to use super glue, I could not repair it if you did".
The lab was able to take three pieces (which included a single tooth broken off and the flapper broken in half) and to reassemble it using special adhesives, rebuffing and other procedures and it's as good as new for $100 and 1 1/2 hours of my time which is a fraction of the original $600 cost from my dentist.
There were several stages of repairing it, starting with temporarily gluing it together, then making an impression which aligned all the parts exactly, breaking it back apart and then using the impression line everything up perfectly while gluing it back together using special compounds, before buffing and smoothing everything back out.
A quick follow-up to my previous post. After speaking with the dental lab technician, the material used to repair the flipper was not a glue but actually the acrylic material used to build the mouthpiece of the flipper. According to the technician to repair should be 90% as strong as the original and there are no visible lines were the fracture was fused back together
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