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how do you repair an upper denture crack? Answered

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Kiteman

3 years ago

My first reaction would be to take them to a professional - even a tiny misalignment in a DIY fix would ruin the fit and feel of the denture.

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Vyger

3 years ago

I don't know if their compositon has changed over the years but in the past they were made out of a type of soft plastic that melts and can be molded. It comes in strips and is melted over the plaster form that a dentist makes of the mouth. THis way they would fit since every mouth is different. If it is the same material that yours are made of then glue would not really work. It needs to be heated and welded back using an additional strip of plastic.

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avocadostains

3 years ago

They sell this stuff at the pharmacy like walgreens to fix it. I think it's a 2 part adhesive, so probably it's a type of epoxy which is strong/plasticky glue. THe important thing when making the repair is to give good compression/tightly clamp the broken joint together as it cures. rilling some little holes will allow the epoxy to fill into those holes and give it more holding power, think 'sewing' but with epoxy. Good luck. Those babies aint cheap I bet.

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steveastrouk

3 years ago

If they're acrylic, then an acrylic solvent cement might work, if the crack is really clean. I wouldn't put them back in for a couple of days though.