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A 24-year-old female asked:

Have composite bonding on a front tooth, dentist did a really good job, it was shiny & glossy too, after almost 3 months a small rough patch has developed, maybe due to brushing, should i go back to the dentist to get it fixed?polishing can fix this?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Polishing will most likely fix this issue, but let your dentist evaluate the rough spot.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes. The dentist can smooth this over and you won't even need a needle. Only takes 5-10 minutes at most. Use a soft toothbrush and don't bite on bones.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Absolutely return to your Dentist for evaluation and treatment.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2022

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