So what do you do in the middle of a 21 day cruise when the filling in the back of your front tooth falls out? Until now, I've always packed a packet of dental wax--you know, the kind you used as a kid to ease the pain of those brand new metal braces on your teeth. But thanks to a beautiful lady who packs a medical kit like I do for trips, I have found a new solution to the problem of losing a filling while traveling.
The little gem is called Den Tek Temporary Filling. It's like a putty that you can scoop out and insert into the empty hole in your tooth until you can get to a dentist. It dries to a hard finish in about an hour and so far (a day later) it is still holding. Beats the wax that would fall out with the first bite of a meal. And who wants to have trouble eating on a cruise? Not this cruiser!
It will be interesting to see what my dentist has to say when I return and he sees my DIY filling. Hopefully it won't be too hard to take out. But then, if it is, maybe I should keep it.