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Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: A composite filling can be ground down.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience in Dentistry
Rephrase question: There is no such thing as a temporary "composite " filling, you need too clear this with your office, composite flings are like silver fillings they a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
It depends: With today's improved composite fillings and with modern polishing techniques, these fillings really tend not to discolor, even over many years. If y ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahin Mahallati
Specializes in Dentistry
White filling: Composite filling is a general term for tooth colored fillings. These fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth surface and therefore have a highe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Cost/longevity: Both are tooth colored however cost and longevity vary. Composite fillings cost less and longevity is on average 5-8 years. Well done porcelain fillin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience in Prosthodontics
AestheticRestoration: Good day; A large direct composite (direct filling) is the most simple approach to restore a missing portion of a front tooth. If the composite were ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Mercury is not a component in composite resin materials used for dental restorations.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Large cavities can lead to excessive loss of tooth structure requiring crowns. Even good crowns fail after many years, there is wear and tear in the m ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: That is the ideal thing to use if fracture is small.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
35 years experience in Dentistry
Most do: Most composite fillings contain bisphenol.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Absolutely: If that is what you would like, speak to your dentist...
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience in Dentistry
Resin restorations : Are very versatile restorations and more economical, hence used more. The preparatory phase might appear to be the same for both resin and ceramic re ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Restorative options-: That depends upon many factors, such as your bite, the size and location of the damaged or lost tooth structure, esthetic requirements and long term g ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Very safe: Very safe.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Dentist can recheck: A dentist can re-evaluate a tooth if there is pain after a cavity filling. The dentist can see if there is an infection or some other reason for the p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Your choice: I have not used amalgam in my office in over 15 years. Composite more technically sensitive. Be sure your dentist is meticulous in restoring your teet ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth enamel: Healthy tooth enamel is natural, it is best. Porcelain veneers, while recommended for some, most likely will need to be replaced someday. Any dental ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Laser fillings: Lasers are used to cut away tooth decay before filling cavities, resulting in less vibration, less pain than traditional high speed drills. No shots, ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience in Dentistry
Why?: If its new .... & you are doing it for color or shape.... change the things yo don't like in the actual crown.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rea Middleton
13 years experience in Dentistry
Not Necessarily : If the tooth had a large cavity, large filling or a crack then the root canal and crown may have been unavoidable. Sometimes we (dentists) try to be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience in Dentistry
Veneers: Strictly speaking, veneers themselves do not "cause root canals". However, after receiving veneer treatment, sometimes teeth become sensitive or even ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: A porcelain crown covers the exposed are of the tooth. A deep tooth cleaning goes beyond the crown and below the gum onto root surface.
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