How to Use Dental Cement

  posted by: Dennis


use dental cementDental emergencies may happen without a warning. An example is when the crown of your teeth fell off accidentally or maybe the filling of your tooth wore off. In situations like these, it is obvious already that what you have to do is to visit your dentist. However, if the situation is unexpected and you can’t seek dental help immediately, there is one thing that will surely come in hand. Well, it’s none other that dental cement. Temporary dental cement has always been one of the most sought after remedy to provide relief from the ugly situation, although dental cement can be used for permanent orthodontic procedures as well. This is widely used as dental adhesive and dental glue and can be purchased from a variety of brands like the DenTemp which is available at any local health stores like Walgreens.

So, you’ve got a tooth broken or lost filling? Here’s how to use dental cement to patch things up temporarily.

Using Dental Cement for Temporary Relief

Exact usage of the dental cement kits may actually vary from one brand to another. Therefore, it is best to read the manufacturer’s directions to ensure correct use. Generally though, the idea goes like this:

  1. Wash your hands before attempting to patch the hole from your teeth.
  2. For lost crowns, be sure to clean them by brushing them with a toothbrush. Eliminate any cement left on the crown.
  3. Once you’re done cleaning the crown, you can now try to put it back on the affected tooth. The crown should fit perfectly on the tooth and should not get in the way of the upper and lower teeth areas.
  4. Now, mix the dental cement as per the manufacturer’s label.
  5. Apply an ample amount of the cement on each side of the crown as well as its base. Bite down to facilitate the cement to stick to the crown.
  6. Clean and remove any cement left on the area with a floss or a toothpick.

This do-it-yourself procedure may be very helpful when it comes to tending to unanticipated situations; however you still have to ensure that you get a dental visit. This way, you can pose for an all smile moment without worrying that something will fall off from your tooth. Hope this has helped!




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Date: August 16, 2011 | Category: General Health
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