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A 42-year-old member asked:

My tooth filling came out, how will the dentist repair it?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 38 years experience
Need evaluation: The dentist will probably need a radiograph (x-ray), evaluate how best to replace filling, if possible. If a filling can be placed, then the dentist will discuss with you the procedure and materials he'll use.
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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Depends: Much depends on why it came out -- decay, fractured tooth, fractured filling ? Typically, after local anesthesia the tooth will be prepared by removing any decay and unsupported tooth, then cleaned, and restored with the material appropriate to the purpose and function of the tooth. Usually tooth colored filling material (composite resin) is used. If needed a crown may be recommended. Good Luck.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your dentist: There are many things your dentist can do to fix it and it will depend on how severely the tooth is damaged. See your dentist for consultation, x-ray and repair.
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Last updated Jan 20, 2017

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