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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A composite filling can be ground down.
Dr. Dante De Crescenzo
49 years experience Dentistry
Occlusal Adjustment: Composite resin restorations (or fillings) can be modified by a dentist by drilling to reshape (or lower) the filling.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes, if needed: If for some reason ones composite filling is to high after being placed, it is easy for a dentist or in some states a licensed auxiliary to "lower" th ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience 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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Dr. Marguerite Myers
45 years experience Dentistry
Not usual treatment: Composites are only temporary in specific instances. Maybe, it is used to seal the opening of a root canal tooth, or it is used as a build up in lieu ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Years?: I am not sure why a composite filling would be used as a "temporary filling", unless you cannot afford a more permanent restoration at this time. Com ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience 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
Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience Dentistry
Not at all: When done under the right conditions and indications, and using the newer composite fillings, the composite should not really discolor. What really ha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience 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 28-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
Conditions?: I'm not sure what your question is. Most fillings can be done with composite. If a filling is very big, your dentist may recommend a crown, an inlay ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yigal Prilutsky
20 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: One of the most common reasons for discomfort following the placement of a new filling is the height of the filling. Often all it takes is a small ad ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Plitt
20 years experience Dentistry
Not a good idea.: Depending on where it is it may be possible, but you are far more likely to damage something than make it better. If it's a new filling the dentist sh ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Stain: If the line is along the edge of you composite filling it is probably just stained from foods or coffee or dark sodas. Could also be decay...but to b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Composite is: A resin based restorative material that is bonded to a tooth, commonly called tooth colored fillings versus amalgam which is silver. Can be anterior ... Read More
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