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How do you repair a lost filling until you can get to a dentist?

Asked by scamp (13099points) April 13th, 2008

I had a porcelain filling in between my two front teeth, and It fell out yesterday. Now I have a gap there that feels like the grand canyon to me. Others say they can hardly notice it, but it is really bugging me. I am avoiding saying words with f’s and s, because I think I sound like Cindy Brady. Friends said I now have something in common with Madonna, but I think it;s more of a Lauren Bacall look. Any ideas how I can put it back temporarily? Not super glue. That’s too permanent. What can I do?

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babygalll's avatar

What about the stuff they use for dentures? I think Polygrip or something like that.

gailcalled's avatar

You can get some temporary filling material for just such an emergency from any decent pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist.. No super glue, no glop that holds dentures. This is specific.

scamp's avatar

The denture stuff is pink. I don’t want a pink glob on my front tooth. Thanks for trying babygalll .
@ gailcalled , My pharmacy didn’t have anuthing like that. I guess i’ll have to shop around. I’ll give you a whistle if I find something. With this problem, it should be easy!! ha ha!!

gailcalled's avatar

Try the yellow pages. I have used it when a HUGE filling in a molar fell out and the surface was really painful. Are you in an urban area? Or in poduck, like I am?

scamp's avatar

Urban. I only checked my neighborhood pharmacy, and it’s a small family owned one. I’ll check at the larger chains next time I go out.. I’ve never had anything like this happen before so I didn’t know you could buy the temporary stuff. Do you know if it’s white?

babygalll's avatar

I don’t wear denture, so I don’t know what color it is. What about other brands of denture glue? Is that what they call it denture glue? There must be some kind of white stuff out there.

scamp's avatar

There may be, but denture fixative is a little too temporary for what I need. I’m afraid if I bit into somthing, it would come out again, and I might lose it.

jrpowell's avatar

So this is a cosmetic problem? You won’t be able to match the color with a over-the-counter product. You most likely will make it look worse. I would leave it alone if you are not in pain.

scamp's avatar

It’s semi cosmetic. I want to replace it to protect the tooth until I can get to the dentist.

gailcalled's avatar

temp. filling material is white. But teeth are many shades of white, of course.

babygalll's avatar

Well, when is your appointment? Can’t they get you in ASAP for emergency?

scamp's avatar

Thankis gail. It may not be a perfect match, but it will be better than the space I have now .
@babygalll I don’t have an appointment.That’s half the problem. I am on disabilty right now, and won’t be back to work for another month so I can’t afford a dentisrt right now.

Thanks for all your help. I’ll check out what the pharmacies in my area have to offer.

babygalll's avatar

I see. Well, ask around and see what you can find. I am sure there is something out there. You can always do what Dennis the Menace did to his neighbor…use gum. J/K Hang in there you will find something.

scamp's avatar

Ha ha! I was joking with a friend about buying some chicklets yesterday when it happened!!
http://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/gum_chiclets.html

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