I have an emergency. I’ve got a job interview in two days, and one of my veneers just popped off. It doesn’t hurt, but it looks horrible, I can’t go to to my interview like this. I tried to get my dentist to see me and explained this situation, but he still said the soonest he could see me is two weeks. Can I super glue this? I can’t wait.
Amelia L. – Little Rock, AR
Whatever you do, don’t use Super Glue on this. A lot of people use it thinking it will hold, but the problem is that it holds too well. If the veneer is put on incorrectly and your bite is wrong, you are likely to damage it or traumatize the tooth, which could certainly cause you to wind up in an emergency dentist’s office for the wrong reason. You’re also likely to get a poor seal on it, which will allow bacteria to get in underneath the veneer and flourish, which will lead to decay.
Plus, Super Glue forms an incredibly tough bond, which will make it very difficult for an emergency dentist to remove later. The process could traumatize the tooth, and it’s also highly-likely to break the veneer.
I’d also like to point out that it should never have fallen off to begin with. So, not only is your dentist uncaring, he’s incompetent. My suggestion is you see an emergency dentist to have it bonded on.
It’s important you see an emergency dentist that also is an expert cosmtic dentist. They’ll understand your predicament and will get you in soon. And, I’ll add, will do it properly.
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