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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do dentists fill cavities in between the teeth that are visible?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 45 years experience
Modern dentistry: With today's science dentists can fill a tooth with a substance that can come so close to your natural tooth color it might not be visible. Composite fillings or porcelain restorations come so close to you tooth color and can offer strength and beauty. Metal fillings of gold and silver are still good but they do have their place. And it is not in your area of your smile.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
White fillings: Dentist will clean out the decay and fill in the cavity with white fillings. Some dentist also offer amalgam or black fillings.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you fill cavities in between teeth?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 41 years experience
Remove cavity: The cavity is removed and access to the cavity is usually gained by going through the biting surface of the tooth. Then once the decay is removed the hole is filled with filling material.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What do dentist use to fill your teeth?

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Dr. Christopher Tiu
Dentistry 17 years experience
Mostly composite: Mostly composite type of resin material nano fill is the most common that has a shinny surface and can last for a long time. Other than that, glass ionomer is also a common material and traditional amalgam fillings.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can dentists know which teeth are what and where a cavity is?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Education: This information is taught to dentists as they are educated in dental school. Together with experience, your dentist has the training to diagnose and treat your problems.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2012

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