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A 23-year-old female asked:

What do dentist use to fill your teeth?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Tiu
Dentistry 16 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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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Fillings: There are a variety of materials that can be used. Some of them are place directly in one visit so that everything is taken care of at the same appointment, and sometimes they are indirectly made, and placed at a later appointment. Today's materials are mostly tooth colored and specially made to work well in the mouth and keep the tooth and the smile healthy.
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Dr. Marvin Pantangco
22 years experience
Fillings: Fillings are usually made of white plastic or mercury alloy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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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Last updated Mar 13, 2019

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